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Too late to plant an acanthus?

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 20:44

how big a plant are you going to buy?

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Posted: 11/07/2017 at 20:27


plant name

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 19:54

that look like one of the tough leafed ones. I like those

does anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 19:43

yes it's a mimulus

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Posted: 11/07/2017 at 19:41

much more interesting. 

does anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:55

I would have said mimulus, but I know nothing of tenders and bedding 

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Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:17

It certainly isn't Philippa. We haven't had anything like enough but better than nothing. Some surprising things have done well in the dry, maybe because we had dry early and they didn't get too lush. Catalpa and Clerodendon are good. Cercis siliquastrum, 3 or 4  years from seed, looks as though it's dying. I should have thought the dry would be suiting that

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Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:01

Last commented 3 weeks ago, may have been better left where it was

large redundant area behind garden fence and boundary wall

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 15:55

there are always things can be done. but the nature of plants and gardening means that they are not done finally and forever. It's an ongoing thing. If leylandii can be planted, something more suitable could be planted. You and your neighbours will soon regret those monster trees. Whatever is planted will need to be weeded until it covers the ground.

Slightly puzzled why the fence if you have a boundary wall, cut off areas are always more difficult to deal with

Cannomois Virgatum

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 15:21

it's recommending peat blocks, (soak and put in a plastic pot) but saying you can use ordinary seed compost in pots instead

Cover the seeds to 2mm depth

Put the pot in a ziplock (sealable) plastic bag

add enough water and fertilizer so that a few drops are left in the bag when the compost has finished absorbing it.   (not sure why the fertilizer, seeds don't use it before they germinate) 

seal the bag, no more watering required because the bag is sealed.

Windowsill or GH in partial shade at the temps it says in the last bit. Needs translating to Celsius.

Good luck

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ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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