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Another identification required, saw this out on a walk on saturday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:58

Kerria japonica 

keep seeing this ground cover plant, can anyone please identify it

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:53

That looks like pulsatilla vulgaris alba to me? Are these in your garden? Because I'm so jealous!

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:44

Good good, been keeping busy I hope?  And I'm well too thankyou, I've now got two jobs in two different nurseries which I'm happy about!  Although college has been hard recently, hence taking a break from here.

Best plants for covering artificial pond edges?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:38

How about caltha palustris - the marsh marigold. In the wild it hang over the side of river and ponds, and dont see why it could do the same here 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:36

Glad other people are agreeing with me! 

Hiya Dove and Star, how're you both? 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:28

Are you sure number 1 are the mountain bluebells? They look suspiciously like symphytum ibericum? It's in the Comfrey genus and can be invasive.

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:51
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning ryan

Not patient enough with seeds ...bought my plants. Always looking for best prices though....we have a few good nurseries locally here too.

Yes, you do need to,build up as big a root system as possible before allowing echinaceas to flower.  Some varieties really are very poor bred for their brilliant flower colour but at the expense of a decent constitution.  They simply just flop.

Why few cultivars able to seed?  Many are sterile.  So a mixture of old and new seems to be the solution.

Hey! How can you "accidentally" spend £120?  Mind you I once ordered 3 digital recorders by pressing "submit" too many times as I checked my order.  Hmmmmmm! I guess I really am a sillee billee 

Think I may need to spend the money I'm meant to be saving for my car insurance for when I pass!  It is a good cause, so I'm sure mum wouldn't mind. 

There seem to be so many nurseries around your neck of the woods, jealous much! 

Ive got 8 straight species and a few cultivars growing happily and flowering prolifically, not now, but there were in September haha.  With the sterile cultivars, what would be the methods they'd use to multiply the plant? 

Not going to lie, that is pretty silly nut  I didn't actually buy them by accident, but it's what I always tell my mum when she gets emails from paypal saying they've taken £120 out her account ( and the odd tenner every well for another plant). Butt I do always pay her back, she may just have to wait a week or so! But I never buy anything near the end of the month, as there's never any money in her account then...I shouldn't know these things! 



WOODGREEN - if you could that would be greatly appreciated 


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 08:43

Morning guys! Love to mound look Clari, just hope there's not going to be a landslide in your greenhouse...Trust me to think of that 

Right, I'm off for hosp. Appt., then shall continue with my last day at college this week, driving tractors and ride ons for the whole day 

Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:03

like Nut says, cut them back a but before winter to stop wind rock (tearing roots by wind) and then cut the back to roughly a foot in Feb. 

Buddlejas are under pruning code 1B, which basically means what is said above 

Just out of interest, what buddlejas are they? 

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 08:41

Ah right, haven't got Harvest Moon. Did you buy the plant or manage to get some seeds?  I accidently spent £120 the other week buy 53 different echinacea cultivar seeds from Canada. Sowed friday. Now I need the English ones. 

Why is it we have quite a few cultivars available, but no seeds? 

And I have heard that some of the newer echinaceas have a rubbish root system and are really weak, but didn't know they were slightly tender too! Thinking I may have to buy another greenhouse haha. I'm going for national collection, well, get as near to it as I can anyway. I've tried contacting the national collection holder, but to no avail 

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