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unknown grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:35

I think that might be it, nut cutlet.  The plant I am thinking about had dark brown panicles.  I guess this acorus calamus goes brown.   But it is described as having a fragrance of cinnamon, nutmeg and something else spicy which is what I remember. Wikki says it has 'an aphrodisiac scent' - yes- it does!      Thank you very, very much.  Mags

unknown grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:09

Sorry - photo impossible.  I had the plant 5 or 6 years ago and threw it out the following March when I thought it had died. Silly me for being so hasty! I don't know what came over me to do that. I didn't know anything about patience then.  Mags

Talkback: How to force amaryllis bulbs for Christmas

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:05

2 of my local garden centres have them.  Keep searching!

unknown grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:03

Several years ago I bought a grass with no name.   I would love to know what it was called so I can try to get a replacement.  Height:  approx. 100cm.  The panicles  were dark brown and resembled bulrushes.  It had a wonderful spicy fragrance. Sorry, don't know what shade of green the leaves were but I don't think they were long and arching.  If anyone can give me a clue I would be very pleased.  I've looked at the images on floralinq website but can't fund it. One of penesetum looks close but there is no mention of the fragrance.   Thank you, Mags

Runner Beans

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:24

I grew Prizewinner R-beans this year.  Lovely long straight pods and they are still wonderfully tender and almost strong-free!  I've always grown Scarlet Emporer in the past but I will stick to Prizewinner from now on.   Mags 

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Thanks a lot fidget.  My task for this afternoon on this beautiful sunny day!  Mags

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:19

I'm a fan of Beechgrove too.  I like it because it is basic stuff anyone can have a go at and not fancy, exotic stuff that only experts with specialist facilities would attempt.  Mags

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:14

The C.Bells are grown from seed and  I have 6 lovely strong little plants and 6 smaller ones.  The J.Ladder is one plant I bought.  Can these all go out now or keep till spring (in cold frame or garage?) .  Also, will the J.Ladder seed all over the place? !!  Thanks, Maggie

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:52

I like to get my indoor ones planted at end August to get them into flower for Christmas.   I love the perfume of them, too.

I wonder when others get them started?   Mags

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

I've never tried to save amaryllis before. Encouraged by this forum I am giving it a go with 2 that I received as presents last Christmas. 

The red one that flowered still has all it’s green leaves. None are wilting. The white one that didn’t flower has lost its leaves and produced a new one with another leaf coming. Neither have had a dormant period, although the compost in both fairly is dry now.  How do you advise me to treat them now?  Hopefully I will get both to flower this year.  Many thanks, Mags

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