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Plant ID Help!

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:08

1, an umbellifer, does it smell of celery. looks like lovage

2 honesty

3, a mallow, hard to say if weed or desirable but looks a bit like the first

Does anyone know what this is, no-one seems to recognise it!

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:15

Probably is. I feel sorry for mine, pathetic specimens compared to that

Best wishes from 'doo lally corner', Peterborough branch

Does anyone know what this is, no-one seems to recognise it!

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 23:25

No, you're not losing the plot Tetley

Sanjy said weed but she couldn't remember the name. It was me that mentioned the name fumitory

but it wasn't me that IDd it as fumitory.

All clear now? 

Not sure I am

Old posts

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:58

Go to the top right of the page and click where it says Guernsey Donkey, then my posts

Or if you can remember what the thread was called put it in the search box, top of page

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:44

It tells you what you need to do to germinate them doesn't it? Let them drop and leave them alone

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:23

OK Fishy. I'll make sure I collect some

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:03

I'll save you some Fishy


Best tools for cutting back large conifers

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:21

They don't cut back well when they've been allowed to get wide. Once you're into brown wood the leaves won't grow back. I live opposite the result of doing this.  

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:14

I always have too many seedlings Fishy

It's OK til they need individual pots then there's a space crisis. It's aquilegias this year. 10 pots of seeds was OK, then 20 pots of pricked out seedlings was manageable. 100s of individual pots and the GH and surrounding area will explode

and that's just the aquilegias

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:52

Hi Rosemummy, To me ripe is when they're loose on the seedhead. I scoop them up, on a dry day. I have some pots that are about 4'' deep and 6'' across, I like those for seeds then I can spread them out. Scatter the seeds,throw a handful of grit on top and leave them outside in a shady spot til summer's over. Then they all sit outside the GH til about February/March when I sometimes put them on the shelf in the unheated GH. This is more for my benefit than theirs, it's easier to watch for germination. If they're still outside when they germinate I bring them in so they grow quicker.

Astrantia germinates in the garden soil, around the parent plant, without any assistance.

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