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California Blue Bells

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 14:10

That does suprise me. I've never seen those, I've only sown something I thought was called phacelia as an annual. 

California Blue Bells

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 14:01

Bulbs? I thought they were annuals, good for bees and green manuring

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 12:27

It can only get better now Veg. Take the day off, bottle of wine tonite, all better tomorrow.

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 22:25

I think arid al is right about not too much care. hardy plants never need heat, they wouldn't get it naturally. They need sowing at the right time which is when they drop of the plant. Then leaving to get on with whatever it is they do for however many months they do it. Most will germinate when conditions are right.  

You can get caught out. I sowed a Clematis ladahkii (may not has spelled that right) last autumn, it must have germinated in a few days and I didn't notice, the leaves got frosted before I put it under cover and I thought it had had it. Come spring it's growing again and looks fine. 

sowing persicaria superba

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 22:02

Sometimes seeds just don't. Who knows why. Not fresh, dried out, temperature wrong. Could be anything. I'd sow them in gritty compost with grit on top and just leave them in a shady spot until they do.

Encouraging Quicksilver to grow bushy instead of straight up

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:44

Hi Sue, 

Most shrubs will branch out if youcut them back so Ishould think this one will. It's hard to see from the pic but if it's got one long stem I'd cut a bit more than a few inches off. Take it to just above a healthy looking set of buds

sowing persicaria superba

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:35

This would be one of the seeds that I'd sow outdoors in autumn. 

Had a poke round the internet and found this

A new seed site for me to play with

Purple climber ID please

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:28

I love that white one Pam. I'll give mine a haircut this year and see if it gets flowers next

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:08

Look up Smilacina. There are several and I don't know them well but I think this may be one of them

Purple climber ID please

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 17:27

I have one. Why doesn't mine flower?

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