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Posted: 19/11/2016 at 19:01

The process of hybridisation produced Nepeta x faassenii. The seed produced from that cross could be much the same or more like one of its parents. 


Posted: 19/11/2016 at 10:34

Some seem to be over-priced for what they are. 


Posted: 19/11/2016 at 09:29

Perennials with cultivar names and hybrids will not come true from seed. Hybrids have a x in the name


Nepeta x faassenii 

All species will come true from seed, that's the basic plant before anyone has crossed it with something else or selected forms of it and grown them on and given them names with capital letters and a couple of ' ' round them.

There are lots of nepeta species that can be grown from seed

Campanula lactiflora is a species, Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'  is cultivated variety of that.

Moving bulbs in November

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 18:21

I'd just do it. Some of them might not flower as well but there's always another year. You won't kill them.

Tree/shrub id help

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 12:51

the leaves don't look right for Clematis vitalba to me. Maybe Richard H is around and will be able to say.

If you've got some nice plump seeds at the base of the beards they should be fertile but if they're thin they probably aren't. 

Germination Failure

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:36

Mostly natives, sowed end of September, left outside with no attention other than a watering when I sowed them. this pic taken 12th October

Germination Failure

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:29

Mostly seeds found in the wild? Wild in the UK (if you're in the UK)

You threw some trays outside and they germinated? That should give you a clue

Copy nature.  No heat, no messing about. Sow seed outside somewhere shady at the end of summer or as soon as they are ripe and you can get them. Gritty compost so they don't get waterlogged. Grit on top so they don't get disturbed. Some will germinate within days, some after a winter's cold will germinate on spring. Don't bury them deeply, nature doesn't.

No native UK plant EVER needs artificial heat to germinate, if it did it would die out. 

Who am I?

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 14:04






Mystery plant

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 14:06

no, not without a photo. Start with the camera icon and don't try and upload too large a photo. I reduce mine to 30%.

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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feeding the birds

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