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Plant Combinations

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 15:00

Some of my favourite combinations today.

meconopsis lingholm seeds

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:45

Has anyone grown Meconopsis punicea?

It is a rare, red, and very beautiful species.

Seed is scarce, and I have never been able to source fresh seed, which is supposed to be essential for growth.

meconopsis lingholm seeds

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:35

Odd colour for Lingholm, usually start dark, and get lighter.

Re: rock dust. If it is stopping slugs, it must be because the particles have sharp edges. If this is true, then surely it cannot be improving the mineral content of the soil, for which it needs to dissolve.

It be evergreen, slender and about 2m tall...

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:28

Fastigiate Yew?

meconopsis lingholm seeds

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:27

The RHs have done trials on rock dust, and suggest that it does not have any beneficial effect,

Regarding Meconopsis seeds; I always sow mine in Autumn, as they seem to need a period of cold to germinate.

Anyone know what this plant is and how I can deal with it?

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:23

Look like Echium pininana to me.

Grow very tall flower spikes, 6 foot plus! They usually die after flowering.


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 15:21

Afternoon all.

Just finished a marathon planting session, having a deadline, makes me a lot more decisive, on what should go where.

Quick bath and then off to the Travel Health Clinic.

Think we might go into town for supper, as I don't think either of us will feel like cooking.

Have a great time Dove.

Sad acer

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 11:06

When I saw the picture, I thought, what a nice Acer, so agree with Hosta.

Ideas for small tree

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 10:39

Ameliancher. Flowers in Spring, berries, and beautiful foliage in Autumn.


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 10:36

G'day all, and welcome to the new comers.

Cold, wet and windy here. Lost a 5 foot tall A. archangelica in full bloom, in the wind yesterday.

Final lot of pre holiday jabs today, so departure must be soon.

Hope the news improves Dove.

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