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Yellow poppy - is it Icelandic poppy?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 20:27

Not everything needs cross pollination ginger. I don't think poppies do

poorly

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 19:41

Evergreens do drop a certain amount of leaves at times.

If the growing tips are green and healthy you're OK, if they're yellow, 

How to beat this weed?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 19:35

I'd go out there tomorrow and dig one up. Take a pic of the roots and we'll know if you've got a biennial foxglove or a perennial weed

What's happening to my Flox!?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:14

Hi Nik, they do need a good amount of moisture to keep them happy. 

Mildew is a common problem with Phlox. You can spray for mildew but it won't take away the white that's already there. It doesn't kill the plant. I think I'd either cut it back or put up with it but try and prevent it next year. A good mulch and keep them hydrated

West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:09

Ah, well I've only got one clone. 2 plants but the same donor.

Have I got room for another one?

Chocolate Vine climber Akebia Quinata

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:07

West Acre has a climate of its own and grows things that shouldn't survive in East Anglia. Also produces fruits from things that don't fruit in East Anglia.

In my experience akebia is loads of rapidly growing leafy stems and the odd flower. In all the years I've grown it I've never seen a pod. Not even a tiny one

 BUT

artjak says the RHS site says they need another clone to pollinate

What's happening to my Flox!?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:03

Mildew.

Give us a drink please

How to beat this weed?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:05

If they're foxgloves they'll pull up easily and be gone, though  more may germinate. 

It looks more like green alkanet to me. This has much deeper roots and it not removed easily but a dose of glyphosate will do it. There are plenty of growing leaves there now. Glyphosate works on strongly growing leaves. At this time of year it takes a long time to show effects but works well.

 

West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:58

I was very restrained

Persicaria 'Purple Fantasy'  and Libertia perigrinans.

Photos are in the camera, the camera is in the workshop

and 'I'm on me lunchbreak'

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:07

I think I'll be going by train, so much easier than trying to park or park and ride

Discussions started by nutcutlet

keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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Moth of the day

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Colchicums

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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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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Oddity

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Agapanthus

when shall I put it back in the garden 
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