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Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:22

you could do that, I find it easier to save seed. 

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:20

Hi ffb

I'll have to look at my messages but thank

Do you know how they've been grown?, if they've been outside you can probably plant them

If they're really tiny I'd pot them up and put them in a sheltered place outside. I wouldn't have them indoors, you're more likely to lose them like that.

Nothing wrong with buying plugs ffb, it gets you a season ahead

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:12

yes indeed. Mirabilis jalapa, 4 o'clock flower, Marvel of Peru.

Usually grown as an annual it is perennial but not too hardy. Very easy from seed 


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:10

How wonderful, B-L, farmers sowing wildflower seed.

Here when fields are left fallow they are sprayed at intervals to make sure no life persists

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:42

Have a look James, you may have got some that need sowing now

honey fungus

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:29

you can't remove all the fungus gina, only the fruiting bodies. That will make no difference at all. Most woody plants are susceptible to some extent, some more than others. The business end of the fungus works through the roots of trees and shrubs. The fruiting bodies in the lawn will be growing from a root.

summer and winter viola/pansy seeds

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:17

You're right in thinking that seeds are the same regardless of the time of year. Winter pansies are just pansies sown at the right time to flower in winter.

I can't advise on pansy timing though, I only grow the perennial Viola cornuta and assorted violets

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:08

I had decided I wouldn't grow so many plants from seed next year. There's still hundreds waiting to be planted now. But then the seed swap comes round and off I go again. I've already started and there are seedlings. Digitalis grandiflora and a white mallow, both up. Several other sown.

Now I think I'll have a look at a few seed companies. Plant World seeds,  Derry Watkins,  Chiltern. That will do for a start. 

Gardening Cart

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:00

Ryan Bergen isn't you B-L, he's me, I just looked.


Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 10:03

That will be good for the fungi hunt Dove. Have your seen the willow woven fungi at Kew? I've only seen the photos but they are impressive. The sculptor is Tom Hare. 

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