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Latest posts by Swedboy

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:37

I'm quite sure it was lavender and rosemary they talked about. Mine is a bit bare at the bottom and only three years old. Did try to strike cuttings last year but failed. Will try again. I thought the same was true for cotton lavender (not cutting into old woor) but saw that they cutt them back within an inch of its life at Kew and they sprouted back vigously.

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:33

But that doesn't explain why the flowers seems to just wilt away without opening at all. It seems like they cant open full stop. 

Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:54
Could it be some sort of begonia or pelargonium?

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:53
I quite like velvet queen.

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:50
I have some lovely yellow bronze coloured crocuses but for some reason the flowers don't open and after some days the stalk withers and the flower dies. They are in pots. The big purple ones in the border for ones aren't keeling over and seem to do ok and they usually just flop. Any reason for this?

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:45
In Friday's episode of GQT on member of the panel recommended a woman to cut back her splitter lavender really hard to rejuvenate it (she had dug it out so she couldn't). I thought you couldn't do that as these plants don't sprout on old wood. Or did he mean that it would come again from the roots?

Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 00:17
This year's garlic seems to have failed totally. Planted some of the cloves from last year's crop but they seem to have rotted. None has come up. You think that after 4 months they should have made an appearance.

Ill snowdrop?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 00:40
I thought so too but it never drooped. It just opened up and then died. I thought it might be frost bite but this happened before the cold snapp. Hopefully it will do better next year.

Ill snowdrop?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 22:46

My first snowdrop of the year was a rather odd one. Instead of a graceful hanging flower it was upright! Is this plant infected by something or is it just due to some damage to the flower during the growing process. It also had some brown marks at the tips of the flower petals like it had been scorched.

Peacock Orchides not flowering

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:18

Damn. I thought the only problem with them was the survival in damp conditions. One of mine has prodcued a flower now. They are stunning so I hope that they will flower better next year.

Discussions started by Swedboy

unknown geranium

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Bird of paradise seeds

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Weed or not a weed

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Hibiscus pruning (indoor variety)

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Getting rid of stubborn green manure

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Chinese red noodle bean pod colour

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Plant IDing (or have I totally lost it)

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Morning glory seedlings dying

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Saving private Sunflower

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Chinese red noodle beans

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Cowslip dying?

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Blind Fritillaria imperialis

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Rejuvenating thyme

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Leggy Courgettes seedlings

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Clivia not flowering

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