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What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:11

Nature doesn't have fridges

Outside is what does the chilling in our climate.

When I visited Potterton's nursery (in Lincolnshire), there were rows and rows of pots of seeds, outside, covered in grit, just waiting.  Some would be quick, some slow, but they germinate.

The fridge thing is an alternative, the seeds need to be in moist compost at least, if not sown in pots. I used a fridge in March this  year when winter hadn't happened. It wasn't as successful as the usual outdoor or cold GH method. I think the changes in temperature outdoors may come into it. Fridge temperature is always the same. This is just an idea, not proven as far as I know

Identify please.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:44

Hi ann, To upload, click on the tree in the toolbar and work from there.

Don't try and upload an enormous picture file or it will crash/take ages. It doesn't work from phones

What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:04

Outside is fine Caral, or you could get one of those little cold frames, there are some very cheap ones about. The one thing they don't want is heat.

What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:14

'Morning Caral. 

In theory both of these will be fine sown direct but I'm so weedy I'd lose them.

They both self seed but the plants shed many more seeds than you get in a packet and there are bound to be losses.

Snowberry advice needed

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:11

The bees and others do love it don't they.

I'd cut it when the berries are gone as well, they're food

Snowberry advice needed

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 23:00

Suckers are just shoots coming from the root, they are part of the plant here. but can be a nuisance when they appear in the middle of the border. Snow berry can be cut right to the ground and will come back

Troublesome suckers are when the root is different to the top growth (eg roses), the rootstock is a stronger grower than the top. Growth from that rootstock will take over.

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 22:05

I'm still expecting an Indian summer

But not tomorrow

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:46

Tootles, the berries are a sign of what we have had, not what we will have in the future. 

Ponds

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:49

Good digging Fishy

You could wait along time for a pond to fill with rain water. I'd get the hose out

Sorry looking Cytisus 'Lena'

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:07

I managed to enlarge this one Philippa though mostly now when I enlarge the pic is so big all I see is a blurred corner

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