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Peony in a pot over winter

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:33

I keep baby Molly the Witch and tree paeonies in pots outside for a couple of years before I plant them out. I've never lost any, even when the compost washes through and the top of the root gets exposed.

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:26

I have Cambs, Northants, Lincs and Norfolk

 Leicestershire and Rutland are not far

RHS Theory Qualifications

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 07:49

It's hard to say whether you could go straight into level 3 without knowing what you know already. 

I did what was called the General Certificate many years ago, it was fairly in depth, very interesting  and taught me a lot of things I wouldn't  have thought of whilst digging the garden. 

 

Voodoo Lilly

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 23:01

It is Dracunculus vulgaris, boggwoppit. If you use that name there's no doubt which plant you're talking about. Voodoo lily describes at least 3 plants. Mine looks after itself but the one I have on poor soil that dries out in summer doesn't do so well. The best are in some shade. You can dig up some tubers and spread them around to propagate it. If it comes to seed you can sow them but mine has never made seed. Wonderful to look at but stay up-wind.

 

mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:52

I agree Jim and also although any nectar will do for bees, a lot of our native insects can't survive without  the right native plants in the larval stage.

 

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:46

I've only seen small neat ones. Nothing approaching a metre in any direction

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:08

Cyclamen always die back in the summer. Some flower in the autumn without leaves, then the leaves come and die back in spring. C, coum has leaves now, will flower in a couple of months, then the leaves will die back.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:37

Sarcococcas are lovely little winter flowering shrubs, good scent too.

I'd 'acquire' some seedlings of the hellebore in your father's garden, (corsicus?) They're different  and it all adds to a lively winter garden.

There's a little cyclamen too, C. coum,  flowers right in the middle of winter with the snowdrops.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:22

Verdun said leave niger and I think he said ericsmithii as well. Winter Moonbeam is a cultivar of eric. What an ugly name for a lovely plant, ericsmithii

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another crown imperial question

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ID my fungus please

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3 for ID please

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haircut? 
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Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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NYD flower count 2015

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keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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