philippa smith2

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Sweet Peppers

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 18:12

Parsley usually needs some heat to germinate Jones......can take a long time otherwise

Pond plants

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 18:08

Fairy..........just seen your Saururus suggestion....never heard of it so googled it.  The leaves look very like my Pontaderia.  The flowers look as if they could produce the seed heads but the growth isn't right.  No leaves to speak of - I would have thought they would be forming now.  They don't look "tough" enough to be honest.

What do I know tho

Thanks for introducing me to a new pond plant anyway..........I can almost see the wildlife rolling it's ( their ) eyes and saying " not another b****y plant for heaven's sake

Pond plants

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:38

Not Carex I think Beewitched........I grow quite a few and none of the seed heads resemble this.

These are soft down.

Juncus.......yes Nutcutlet........I can't match this with the Juncus I've grown previously.

I'm beginning to wonder whether these seeds originated from Planet X..........I shouldn't be surprised if little green men turned up next

Maybe the original grower mistook something in his borders close to the pond....seems a bit odd collect the seed, you'd have to be close up.  I'll just keep looking.

Thanks again


Pond plants

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:59

Thank you all.  The leaves are round rather than flat.  I already grow Equisetiem ( I think that has had a name change - need to look it up ) as well as various Iris and other stuff.

I just can't equate the seed heads with anything I know in the bog/marginal/pond line.  Bit more research needed I think. I sowed  the seeds in small pots of Aquatic compost anchoring the seeds down with gravel to stop them blowing away and kept in trays of water.

Will let you know if I ever manage to work it out

Large thread continuation

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:35

That is sad SGLily   I'd send you one but mine aren't working either.


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:31

None here yet in W Somerset.  For me it is usually 2nd week of Feb.

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:29

1154..........ooh...... if you have any left over, do you want to put your excess on the Seed Swap thread ?

Pond plants

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:49


Beginner with a greenhouse

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:33 BLizzie says, you need to hang on for a while before you sow tender seeds.

Depends where you are, you could start some of your perennials end of this month/beginning March.  Check on the info you have with the don't need to be exact but they offer a guide. 

Patience and gardening don't always go choose one or the other IMHO


Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:20

Emma......forget the date and just consider the weather conditions.  Enjoy your flower

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