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Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 18:06

Oh no Nut, no Dahlias, Cannas or Salvias?

bearded iris

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 18:04

I like my plants like me, a bit frayed around the edges, or just plain shabby!

Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 17:14

Lou, are there any plants you do like?

Not a fan of Begonias, except some of the modern, small flowered varieties.


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 08:23

Morning all. Grey, cold and mizzly again.

Struggling to motivate myself at the moment, bad back and bad weather are keeping me inside.

My problems seem so minor compared with some others on here, I wish you better days.

Canna seedpods

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 18:46

You can sow them, but they are not ripe as Nut says. You need to wait until the seed heads are brown and starting to burst, the seeds will be almost black.

I find they very rarely ripen in my garden, although they are easy to grow from bought seed and will often flower in the first year.

I find you need chip the seeds, then soak for 24 hours, in order to get them to germinate.

Plant porn

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 18:39

I love the way many catalogues will say about a plant: "flowers continuously from May to September". Not in my garden it doesn't .

Another Plant ID please.

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 18:36

IMO the second one is not Himalayan Balsam, leaves are not right. Sadly though I don't know what it is.


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:41

If I were that way inclined, Poldark would be fine. As I am not, I would be more than happy with his OH!

What's doing this to my garden?!

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:38

Whenever I have Badgers in the garden, there are always signs of digging, so I am inclined to go with foxes.

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:07

happy Birthday Verdun.

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