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Sowing a meadow

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 16:45

Sow it now. It's totally the best time. Many meadow plants need a chill to germinate and won't germinate if they don't get it. 

It's what happens in nature. Seeds drop at the end of summer, some germinate quickly, other germinate in spring. They've evolved to do that in our climate.

Cistus Populifolius Major

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 15:46

I'm sure some people manage them much better than me BR

I'm not a careful gardener. Sometimes I think I'm not a gardener at all. I'd be quite happy sowing seeds, pricking out, dividing up and generally messing about with plants and never touch the garden

Identifying Plants and flowers

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 14:08

Where do you live Elle?

 

Passion Flower query

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:59

It will be more contained in a pot. They tend to wander a bit in the ground.

I think that one is the hardiest

Vote for Bob

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:54

Done

 

Cistus Populifolius Major

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:44

Hi BR

I've never met that one but I think cistus generally are a bit like lavender, they don't like being cut back into old wood. The cuttings to start again sounds like a good plan. I don't know how long they usually live but I've never had one for long. 5 years maybe. Other people may do better. I tend to let them get overgrown and straggly from competition so they need a hard trim and goodbye

Tree problems.

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:32

Bracket fungus doesn't so much kill trees as grow on wood that is already rotting. I wouldn't keep a tree with Bracket fungus unless it was in a place where it could do no harm when it crashed. 

Passion Flower query

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:29

Some passion flowers are hardier than others SS. Do you know which one it is?

Willow Hedge (I think)

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:24

You're right re Alan's plant Fairy

DD willow isn't invasive in the sense that ground elder is, but the roots are extensive and can be damaging and the annual growth is enormous,  more so with every year

Wasps

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:38

I only found one nest, usually more than that. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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calling the forum cooks

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