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Garden Visit

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 18:26

Did you take photos Patsy?

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 18:06

agree with puncdoc. enrichment makes leaves at the expense of flowers

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 16:51

Eryngium planum, yes the first is probably that, it looks right.. It's a perennial and will probably flower next year as long as it's in a good sunny well drained spot. It's not the biennial one we've been nattering on about, hi-jacking your thread

2 looks like E. bourgatii to me, that might flower next year or need another year.

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:03

Gigantea don't really have spiky leaves do they?

Yes Lyn, all my E gigantea have flowered (eventually) turned brown, dropped millions of seeds and died. Which is what I expected.

I've got 4 or 5 other species and there have been more in the past, all perennial. There are some spiky leaves out there

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 13:36

Good to hear seeds are reaching their destinations. Thank you Charlie, Kathy and granma

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 13:33

Maybe monocarpic would be a better word punkdoc

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 11:37

How about a photo? maybe it is a campanula. What species of eryngium is it supposed to be?

I have a lot of the biennial Eryngium giganteum, they are theoretically biennial but often are triennial (? a word) and are large plants by the time they get round to it.

Sharp sand

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 23:09

I don't think you can distinguish between the two by colour, that depends on which gravel/sand mine it came out of.

Builders/soft sand is for brick laying and gives a more pasty mix to stick the bricks together, the grains are rounded. Sharp sand has more angular grains and is better for improving drainage because the separate grains are held apart by the pointy bits

This winter

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 22:56

I would cancel November. It's dark and cold and damp and too long to wait til spring.

Maybe most of December as well and start again with the New Year's Day flower count. Spring starts then

Which Wild Orchid?

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 21:44

Thanks Jo, I haven't seen that site before

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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