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annual seeds

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:45

Pot Marigolds [ Calendula ] and Marigolds [ Tagetes ] are very different plants, the first are hardy and the second are not.

Generally hardy annuals come from all over the world, half hardy plants come from warmer climates.

Please help identify

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 13:12

It is a Skimmia, although not sure which one.


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:01

Morning all.

Hot and humid here, but very dark clouds.

Like others have said, I feel the need to get stuff done today.

Just heard my first cuckoo, sadly quite a rare sound round here now.

Have a good day.

I hope things work out for you Flumpy.

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:11

Plant 1 is a Ligularia, can't remember what species. Lovely plants, like a bit of shade and lots of moisture.

Agree with 2 and 3

ID these two plants please

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 13:33

As Dove says, the Geum does look very like the native water Avens.

Autumn flowering wallflowers

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:29

I find that Bowles Mauve flowers about 9 months of the year.

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:28


Zinnia free seeds

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 17:52

I don't know about all Zinnias, but I think most are 2-3 foot.


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 17:42

Cold and wet here [ and the weathers not much better ] May need to put the heating back on. OH is threatening to put gloves on.

Well done Mrs G., mine are not that advanced yet.

Despite the weather weeds are growing at a frightening speed, must get out there. I am plagued by Enchanters Nightshade and am really struggling to get on top of it. It is a shame it invades everything, as it has really pretty flowers.

OH cooking Thai chicken tonight, with a few beers and then the movie Birdman.

Have a good one.

Zinnia free seeds

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 17:34

The Zinnias that I grow reach about 3 foot tall, although currently are about 9 inches. At the moment they are still indoors, but will go out to the cold greenhouse soon, they will not be planted out until end of May or early June.

Mine are fairly sturdy, so maybe yours have suffered from lack of light and become etiolated.

I would put them outside somewhere sheltered during the day and bring them in at night. Pinching out would probably help.

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