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Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:57

They grow here, in an area of grass and alder suckers, that gets inundated at some point during most winters, but not all. Quite sunny. dries out a lot in the summer after they've disappeared. Multiplying well.


please help me

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:44

It can be done, it's the ones that have seeded into clumps of perennials that are difficult

Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:41

They're easy if they have enough moisture. Prediction of flowering dates is less easy.


please help me

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:00

It looks like a mixture of arums. Arum italicum and maculatum. The latter is our native 'Lords and Ladies'. It's irrelevant which, they both work the same way.

Every tiny little corm grows, you need to get them out to stop them coming back. But if you remove the leaves they won't recur this year.

Weeping willow planting along eroding bank

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:04

No personal experience but went to a open event re flood defences in the fens. They're removing trees and sowing grass. Tree don't prevent erosion because there's nothing on the surface of the soil.  The erosion of your opposite bank will be down to the way the current flows rather than the presence or absence of a tree. Give it a few years and you may have an oxbow lake

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:44

I wouldn't be able to find Roxanne atm. She's come back every other year so I expect she will again.

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:26

Hi Wonky, not so much heat I think. get them outside somewhere shaded and sheltered. The plastic GH if it's not too full sun

and yes, perennials mostly take longer to germinate than annuals.

They're pretty reliable

Are you sure Roxanne has turned up her toes? Nothing to see of mine yet




Posted: 25/03/2016 at 22:02

I should think the sandy part would be OK though you might have to remove some stones. Sand get brushed into holes made in lawns to assist drainage.

There should be some lawn experts around to assist soon. I only know about grass with extras (some would say weeds)


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 21:50

I think that would depend on the subsoil Steve. Mine is sticky clay and wouldn't make a good lawn

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 21:46

Nice views Hosta.

Ladybirds before pruning Dove

Lots of hard work all round.

I cut back a couple of grasses and few other dead bits.

Made tea and cake (marmalade Dove) for visitors, admired some butterflies and heard a frog. First frog seen or heard here for years, must be one of the 'rescue frogs'  from last year.

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