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Wildflower seeds

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 15:33

That should do nicely for cornflowers. Sow any poppies direct, they don't like being transplanted. I have done it but it sets them back

Wildflower seeds

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 15:18

It's very cold, cornflower germinate well at this time of year usually. If you're going to re-sow, wait for this extra winter to end,

poppies can be a bit erratic. Mine sow themselves and do it in late summer.

Native wildflowers can all be sown in autumn, outside. It's what they've been doing since before we invented gardens and greenhouses.

I don't think wildflowers can be considered as a group needing poor soil. They all have different needs. There's a wildflower for every soil type. The poor soil thing is probably about growing wildflowers in grass, like a hay meadow. In rich soil the grass will swamp everything but a few toughies.

 

Wildflower seeds

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:41

There are so many different wildflowers with so many different requirements of sowing time, soil and moisture.

You mention cornflowers so I assume and annual mix of some sort. Do you know what was in there?

Plant identification

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:38

I've seen plants in GCs where the original plant has died and there's a nice piece of willowherb for sale at £7.99

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:36

I'm with Darren and Hostafan. Look past the leaves at the stems and buds

 

clematis Twinkle

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:27

Arrived 9am

potted up 9.10am

Thank you Richard, they arrived in good shape. You can expect arrival of stamps in the next few days.

Best  wishes

 

 

Hellebores

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:05

your seedlings may be from the mauve 

or a mixture of the two. 

when seeding time comes keep an eye on the seed swap thread. Several of us have put hellebores on there in the past.

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:03

one looking closely at the one with no number I think you may have a mixture there. Elder stinks, scratch and sniff the part with the thick brown stems. The green stems are leycesteria.

50 might be a euonymus

the two seedlings 40  look like some sort of poppy and maybe love in a mist

 

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:30

The one without a number, between the weigela and the leycesteria, looks like elder

I don't think the rose is a wild one

The lilies? don't look like lilies to me but I don't grow them so maybe. 

How are we getting on, anything missing?

Plant identification

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:39

Definitely willow. Salix caprea is the one that most often crops up unexpectedly

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

 
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something I don't think I planted

 
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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

 
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Calling Bensmith412

spam 
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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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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

 
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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

 
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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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ponds

for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

 
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might be ricinus

 
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