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does anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:55

I would have said mimulus, but I know nothing of tenders and bedding 

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Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:17

It certainly isn't Philippa. We haven't had anything like enough but better than nothing. Some surprising things have done well in the dry, maybe because we had dry early and they didn't get too lush. Catalpa and Clerodendon are good. Cercis siliquastrum, 3 or 4  years from seed, looks as though it's dying. I should have thought the dry would be suiting that

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Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:01

Last commented 3 weeks ago, may have been better left where it was

large redundant area behind garden fence and boundary wall

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 15:55

there are always things can be done. but the nature of plants and gardening means that they are not done finally and forever. It's an ongoing thing. If leylandii can be planted, something more suitable could be planted. You and your neighbours will soon regret those monster trees. Whatever is planted will need to be weeded until it covers the ground.

Slightly puzzled why the fence if you have a boundary wall, cut off areas are always more difficult to deal with

Cannomois Virgatum

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 15:21

it's recommending peat blocks, (soak and put in a plastic pot) but saying you can use ordinary seed compost in pots instead

Cover the seeds to 2mm depth

Put the pot in a ziplock (sealable) plastic bag

add enough water and fertilizer so that a few drops are left in the bag when the compost has finished absorbing it.   (not sure why the fertilizer, seeds don't use it before they germinate) 

seal the bag, no more watering required because the bag is sealed.

Windowsill or GH in partial shade at the temps it says in the last bit. Needs translating to Celsius.

Good luck

Propogate polemonium question

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 15:11

A gardening forum with no photos is a non-starter isn't it. 

Propogate polemonium question

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 14:51

I see we still have a photos issue 

Polemoniums are quite leafy. When I split plants I remove a lot of the older, larger leaves so there's just a small number of small leaves for the roots to support and it all grows away very quickly. 

Some plants, like hardy geraniums, have little or no leaf remaining but soon take off

Plants that a rubbish for pollinators

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 14:32

You're right Iain, the bees don't care where the plant originated

My big reason for natives is as the food plant for the larval stage of all those insects looking for somewhere to lay their eggs

Propogate polemonium question

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 13:45

it won't come true from seed though you could be lucky and get some variegated ones.

If it's not flowering I'd do it now, it's a good growing time. cut off some leaves and it will make some new ones.

Plants that a rubbish for pollinators

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 18:58

yes it would make a difference Firefly but if you read much on this forum you find many people are busy using insecticides to keep their plants pest free. They want the flower display.

If you get species plants, including those you mention, they will produce pollen, Pollen is the male part of plant reproductive process. Species would have died out if they didn't have any.

Plants have been hybridised and selected to produce bigger, 'better' flowers. They flower longer if they don''t make seed, double flowers last longer than single ones

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