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I've discovered something

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 20:02

those yellow Ribes ?alpina/aurea have gooseberry shaped leaves and purple berries


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:59

Good idea getting signed off Panda. You need a bit of space for head sorting. Good luck

Talkback: Give borders an autumn boost

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:55

We didn't discuss which ceratostigma we were talking about. I'd assumed plumbaginoides because of the red. But are we?

Good Berries

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:52

choose a good coral beauty chicky, if it isn't the shape you want and covered in berries now, leave it at the GC. I have 2, one is lovely the other not so good

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:34

Not a problem in a mini garden but stirring up the soil buries the seed too deeply sometimes

Talkback: Give borders an autumn boost

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:31

Mine's in a pot because I had to remove it from the garden for new drains. It looks great and will stay in a pot

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:45

I got so many worms in the seed pots that I had to start putting a 'worm filter' in the bottom of the pots. It amazed me, the sise of some of them

Looking for Something Different

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:43

AJK, that aquilegia will germinate more reliably if you sow it in a cold GH or outside in the winter. I sowed all mine on new year's day this year, Very successful. A lot of hardy perennials need a chill before they germinate. Most Ranunculacaea and Apiaceae in particular. 

If you want to try some more cold ones astrantias are easy sowed cold now.

No hardy perennial NEEDS heat. There are some that will germinate quicker with heat but to balance that there are some that will never germinate if they have heat.

If you want seeds that will be what you started off with you need species, not F1s or those with their names in inverted commas.  For those you need to divide or take cuttings. There's some useful info on here.

Foxglove Camelot Cream

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:09

If it'san F1 it won't come true but might still be nice. It's a colour strain of the ordinary digitalis so you could get an attractive mix 

Poached this morning!

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:59

I'm not groaning Forester, I'm with you all the way.

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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