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cerinthe seeds, when to gather

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:42

It's a wild flower (or at least growing in the wild) so I can't dig it up KEF (would be illegal). Thanks for the info on seeds Philippa, Mark and nutcutlet - will keep an eye for the flowers shrivelling and seeds to ripen. And will try sowing some in later summer and save some for spring. Fingers crossed!

cerinthe seeds, when to gather

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:49

I recently posted a picture of a lovely plant I'd seen in a local bank, and it was identified by helpful posters as cerinthe. Looks like growing from seed is the way to go. The one in the bank is currently in flower - when should the seeds be ready to gather? As I'd like to try collecting a couple and growing them on for my garden. I don't want to go looking for them and find they've already fallen!

another ID please!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 10:22
Its lovely!

another ID please!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:32

growing in a local bank - I love it  - what is it please?!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47640.jpg?width=308&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47641.jpg?width=227&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47642.jpg?width=234&height=350&mode=max

 

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:26
The black calla "memories" by Brighter Blooms.

flowering climber suggestions please

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:19
Ooh that's lovely too. Thanks!

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:34

I just think they waste so much money in destroying things on Top Gear at least the gardening programmes are creating things. The look on Steve Redgrave's face when he saw what the Top Gear people had done to his garden on one of their specials said it all...

Rhododendron

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:46

Do it! When we moved house last June I had a large holly in the new front  garden which I really disliked. It dominated, and blocked a lot of light to our living room. I got a tree suregon in to take it out in January.

We are so pleased we took it out. It's really opened up the front garden, revealled a previously-hidden path and various other overshadowed plants,  and made the living room much lighter.

In its place I've put an obelisk made by father-in-law, and am growing morning glory and sweet peas up it this year. Will decide on a shrub to go there in the next year or so, but will be a 3-4ft high one, not a 20ft thing

before (the ivy is the big blobby thing behind the acer in the foreground)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47127.jpg?width=486&height=350&mode=max

 

after (you can see where it overshadowed the grass which has died, and also the path)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47128.jpg?width=275&height=350&mode=max

 

 

flowering climber suggestions please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:44

Ooh what clematis is that Nicky Nicky? It's a lovely colour and actually as I am planning on thinning out the ivy and replacing some of it with a vinca for groundcover, then a clematis would sort of echo the vinca in bigger form up the stump and along the branches?

Any other suggestions for flower-heavy clematis that will wrap nicely around these branches?

another ID please!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:34

ooh where are you Lyn? We're about 5 miles east of Exeter, near Woodbury Common. We regularly go to Dartmoor (our horse is kept at a place between Moretonhampstead and North Bovey)

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