Ryan Lloyd

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Apple Tree

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:04

Hi K,

My apple tree and all the apple trees we have at college are still dormant, they are fairly late plants when coming into leaf. I wouldn't worry about it for now, but if we get to mid April and there's still nothing, that's when you can start to worry.

if you want to know now, just gently scratch the bark on some of the smaller twigs to see if it's green. Green means it's alive.

hope this helps 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 21:01

That seems like a very tricky-to-get-hold-of tree. May I ask why you want that particular cultivar? As there are many others that are similar, would they be of interest? 

Help needed

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 20:41

My crocosmia are between 4 and 8 inches tall at the mo, although I'm in the SE and they're the wild orange ones. The leaves look a bit lighter than those, but right shape.

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 

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