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Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:31

Hmm, that's interesting, I threw around a packet of campanula seeds a few years back, perhaps it's decided to germinate.  My slap dash approach to gardening is buy a packet of seeds you like and scatter them around, if they grow they grow.... 

Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:31

I definitely haven't sown seed for either of those so they must have self seeded.  The second one has really nice leaves but I am less excited by michaelmas daisy.

Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:03

Dear forum people, have I been lovingly tending to two weeds or will they turn out to be something interesting I will want to keep?

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/75199.jpg?width=427&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/75200.jpg?width=427&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Plant Id

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:10

Can anyone identify the plant in the middle of the picture ? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74580.jpg?width=448&height=336&mode=max

 

 

Hoping this isn't a weed . . . . .

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:29

I'm not convinced it is ragwort but if it is I was told to use gloves when pulling it.  If you pull too much by hand, supposedly toxins can get in to your blood stream that can cause liver problems in humans.  Not sure how true that is but better be safe than sorry.

A present for the birds

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:22

Mine have a selection....... Border Terrier fluff, horse tail hair and shed body hair and some stuffing out of an old pillow!

I have seen the crows in the fields busily collecting sheep wool lying on the ground.

New nest?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:03

What a beautiful nest, 10 out of 10 to the parents for their design skills.

 

Seed germination Rate

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:01

I have gone and had a prod around in the soil.  Some have just started to germinate now nearly a week later. I think I can see a little fuzzy white mould so I guess there must be some damping off going on.  I was reckless.... I confess...... I used a scoop that I didn't wash properly from last season so I think I might have cross infected the soil somehow.

 

Seed germination Rate

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:39

I can't work out what the problem is, I am using a good quality seed compost.  I think the temperature is fine and the seeds are only a couple of months old, I am sowing them at the right time too......

 

Seed germination Rate

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:51

I have sown Cosmos and Night Scented Stock and about 50% have germinated in their trays by a window indoors.  The Dahlias around 90% and Courgette 100%.  I consider the Cosmos and Stock to be easy to germinate but the numbers that have quite low.  Should I expect better germination rates or is this normal?

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