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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:12

Morning all! Sun shining here at last, but only until Wednesday! I do wish you Brits would stop sending all your rain over here!!

Lizzy your double aquiligias are gorgeous. The seeds I bought from Irland weeks ago are just beginning to peep through. I hope they will be as lovely as yours, got 4 different colours.

Strawberry Mata

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 07:25

http://www.bmstores.co.uk/

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 07:20

Nola, I think you're right, have a look at this site

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/110277/

 

Query

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 06:57

The propagation of Haworthias presents no problem. This can be achieved from offsets, seed, leaf cuttings, root cuttings (species with fleshy roots) and by cutting short the flower stems. (Cut them off at about 10 cm height when the first 1 - 2 flowers only have opened. As a rule the uppermost bract will form a new rosette which can then be removed and treated as an offset.) Cultural conditions for propagation are similar to those for other leaf succulents. Seed sowing, which can be done at any time of the year, gives best results on a north-facing windowsill. The temperature should be maintained between 15 - 20°C. It is important this temperature is not exceeded too much as this inhibits germination. Only when all have germinated, and seedlings have become acclimatised to the fresh air, can higher temperatures be tolerated for short periods; not before. Seeds older than one year generally do not germinate.

(Excerpt from Haworthia.info)

Lewisia plants

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 16:52

Hi luck, found this in Google

Lewisia-Lewisia

Propagating Lewisia is done by digging up the fleshy tap root in either spring or fall and dividing and re-planting it in a 50% sharp sandy soil that is well draining. Its leaves remind one of hens and chicks but it blooms are profuse and colors vary depending upon the variety and range from red, pink, white, apricot, yellow and orange. Blooms will last from late spring well into the summer in cool zones in full sun, but prefer partial shade in warmer zones. It prefers a moist soil, slightly acidic, in the spring but will withstand drought conditions in summer. Great for filling in holes in stone walls. Most varieties are small in height, from 3" and up and is evergreen in warmer climates and deer tend to avoid the plant.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 19:07

Your patio looks fantastic, Andy, your hard work has paid off. Is that your new bargain garden furniture in the background? Bet Mrs. Andy was pleased.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 18:57

@Palaisglide "Today's rant is Speed Bumps!!! What use are they? what do they actually do apart from break the car springs?, who needs them?"

Does your car still have springs? It must be a vintage then, very valuable!

I do agree with you about these bl**dy things, though!

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 11:17

They are forget-me-nots!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 07:47
madcatjo wrote (see)

you round 'up' until 30, then you 'round down' and at fifty you pretend to be 49 at 60 you stop caring what others think and after you retire you enjoy all those carefree days as if you were a kid again ( apart from those when Arthur Itis shows up)

The age old problem of cats !

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 07:39
Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

Who needs 10 cats?

 

Farm, mice, cats!

 

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