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Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 23:07

Hi Lyn, thanks for picture it looks good and healthy, the info on growing the seeds are encouraging too, thanks again.

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 16:09

Hi Verdun, yes that's right they are fantastic talking points in the garden.

I have always kept mine in a large pot so that I can put it in the green house over winter, perhaps this has restricted the growth but it still gets high enough for me.

im just so pleased that I have managed to grow it for five years now, but although I have collected seeds this year I would hate to lose the main plant.

I understand they seed all over the place but I've yet to recognise a seedling, I think I've dug them up by mistake.

i have seeds in pots (a few for luck) and if I'm lucky To grow them I will have to nurture them for a few years before they are as big as this one now.

Gardening is as much a concern as it is exciting.

 

 

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:50

Hi Punkdoc,

I know I am so lucky, I think that's why I want to hold onto this one, silly i know but I feel such an achievement even managing to grow  it,

then for it to branch out another three stalks before the main stem died I feel so privileged in a way.

 

Hi Lyn

wow you sound experienced if you can pass on tips of how to grow seeds or anything about growing the plant really, I would be so grateful.????

 

 

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:31

Hi Verdun, yes that's right they are fantastic talking points in the garden.

I have always kept mine in a large pot so that I can put it in the green house over winter, perhaps this has restricted the growth but it still gets high enough for me.

im just so pleased that I have managed to grow it for five years now, but although I have collected seeds this year I would hate to lose the main plant.

I understand they seed all over the place but I've yet to recognise a seedling, I think I've dug them up by mistake.

i have seeds in pots (a few for luck) and if I'm lucky To grow them I will have to nurture them for a few years before they are as big as this one now.

Gardening is as much a concern as it is exciting.

 

 

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:59

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/85979.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 Has anyone ever grown an Echium Pininana tree plant, as shown in the picture I have been growing this for five years or more. The first two years it was a mass of leaves about two feet high then following year one mighty stalk about 5feet with lovely pink flowers and the bees love it. Then as it was going over it produced  three stalks from the main stem, now this year the three have grown and flowered beautifully but now going to seed. I'm wondering if i cut it down would it start a new shoot? The seeds take years to grow. Any advice is welcome.

Allium seeds

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:09

Thank you very much for such detailed info Berghill it's really appreciated. I am amazed at how long they take to reach flowering size. 

What puzzles me is that people say if you leave the spent flowers in place they seed all over and you can end up with loads of alliums? How can that be if it takes seven years to flower-by that time, in my garden anyway, I will have raked the ground, probably replanted or moved other plants etc so how can they survive all the disturbance?? 

Allium seeds

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:23

Nutcutlet,   Oh I see, thanks for that I'll be interested to see how things develop.

 

Allium seeds

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:18

Hi Nutcutlet, thanks for that I surpose you are right seven years isn't long, but my puzzle is by that time I will have moved plants and disturbed the area many times over so will have dug up seeds and seedlings without realising they were alliums

so how can alliums seeds naturalise unless you leave the area undisturbed, or is this what you have to do? 

Allium seeds

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:03

Thank you very much for such detailed info Berghill it's really appreciated. I am amazed at how long they take to reach flowering size. 

What puzzles me is that people say if you leave the spent flowers in place they seed all over and you can end up with loads of alliums? How can that be if it takes seven years to flower-by that time, in my garden anyway, I will have raked the ground, probably replanted or moved other plants etc so how can they survive all the disturbance?? 

Autumn planting of Alliums (not!!)

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 13:31

Hi everybody, please advice me, I have had a lovely show from my allium purple sensation bulbs and I am now collecting seeds.

i have left a couple in the ground as I would like them to self seed.

my question is can I transplant little seedlings if I get them and will they grow as tall or are they quite different? Thanks

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