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A weed or something nice?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 18:55

The shops that sell these in the autumn are selling old dry  bulbs...which never do very well.

Treat yourself to a pot in flower, from a garden centre in the spring.

They will seed around and spread.

A gorgeous plant for any garden in the spring.


Red Flowered Trilliums...

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 18:44

I trust that in Scarborough Ontario it is the same as UK... ILLEGAL to dig any wild flower up from the wild.

A good guide to plant conservation world wide is...



Long Acre Plants in Wiltshire sell Trilliums.

Also many other shade loving specialities.

They do mail order.

All plants are grown on the nursery, they are strong healthy plants.

They grow all Trilliums from seed .

From seed to flowering takes years, so no Trillium is ever cheap.


Mystery plants

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 14:31

Pics on this forum do not show very well.

I am unable to zoom in.

1.  ?

2. Looks like a Salix sp. common name willow.

Can anybody name this?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 08:02

Ooops!.Thank you Dovefromabove....Yes I did mean "with" permission!

SwissSue. Sorry to appear stuffy.

Photos on www  can be "borrowed" and moved from site to site, where someone might wish to sell it.

I just try to respect the rules.

 Pictures belong to the person that took them. Even when that pic does not have a copyright signature.

The only pics that should be added  to forums such as this, are ones you have taken or ones which you have had permission to add.

Ones from wiki... wiki common pics, can also be added.

All other pics must be added as a link.

I am on several forums.

One  forum was told it would be closed down if members continued to add pic stolen  from the internet.

It is very strictly monitored by the moderators.




Can anybody name this?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 23:11

otnorot, I think you pic is of a native USA Violet. Not one from UK.

It is Viola papilionacea I think.

Your pic appears to be from this web site and pics are subject to copyright and can only be posted without permission.


Can anyone tell me what this is plese...

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 21:40

Jigsaw Gill, I suggest you post a pic on a new thread,  to be get an accurate id.

Can anybody name this?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:13

Finding pic hard to get a clear look.

Can you add a good close up of the flowers and leaves.

Do you live in Havering UK.?

Sorry but this is not an Orchid.

It looks as if it is a Viola riviniana.. a wild violet



I've broken the main stem of my fuchsia standard help!

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 08:11

It is far too early to plant a Fuchsia out in the garden.

We live just North of Cardiff and had a frost last night.

Most standard ones are the more exotic,  tender, big flowered ones that have probably been brought into leaf and flower extremely early by growing them in a heated greenhouse.

It has probably not been hardened off.

Only hardy Fuchsias will survive outside when we are still getting cold nights.

I would not risk it outside until end of May.

It will definitely need to kept in a frost free place over winter.

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