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Plant/seed identification please.

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 17:41

Try Mirabilis jalapa. aka Marvel of Peru or  4 o'clock flower.

I'm pretty confident that it isn't a native wildflower (UK) though it will be a wild flower somewhere. 

Seeds and seedling look right to me

What is this?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 10:54

There are lots of cultivars Catbee. If you google 'Prunus laurocerasus cultivars' you should find a list. 

I don't hate laurels totally like daisy but after a few nice green years in my soil they're past their best and yellowing, then some leaves go brown, then I cut those branches off and some more dies back so I cut right down to the ground and another nice bush appears fora few years and so it goes on.

Golden bamboo

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 10:31

There are some bamboos that have stems that zig zag, perhaps it's in the genes.


What is this?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 10:27

Bigger picture of the whole plant will tell us whether it's basic laurel, Prunus laurocerasus or one of it's cultivars. 

wild flowers from seed

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 09:07

Fresher the better with most seeds, primroses/cowslips especially. someoneon here recently said Monty D was sowing them green. I sow tham as soon as they're ripe snd they germinate. If you dry them off they may germinate.or they may not. This goes for a lot of native plants and you may be better off buying one plant, no more expensive than a packet of seed if you buy it small and collecting your own seed and sowing it straight away, or just let the plant seed and transplant the seedlings. Nothing native needs heat to germinate.

Do as nature does. That works for natives. When the plant is shedding seed, sow yours. Put it in a pot, cover with grit to help protect from washout in heavy rain. Put it up a corner somewhere outside and leave it alone. It will be watered when it rains, it will get chilled when it's cold and germinate when it's ready.

q-r, if you've started yellow rattle and let it seed you won't need to do anything else.

Cleaning out a pond

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:56
Fairygirl wrote (see)

nut- I should have followed that advice when my ex fell in .......

We never think of these things til it's too late 

Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 23:11

Just had a drive along it with youtube. fantastic journey

Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:29

so many lovely plants by the roadside John. It's a wonder you got from A to B

Identify plant

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:26

Could do with a pic of the whole planttoreally be sure but the height is right and the flowers too. Scent is a bit subjective

Cleaning out a pond

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:24

and even if it looks ugly put it back.

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