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Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:51

Thanks Fairygirl. Happy childhood memories of sticking them under the chin to see if you liked butter... or was that just where I went to school?!

Thanks ever so much for your help all. This forum is fabulous - even at delivering bad news!!

 

Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:47

Thanks Victoria Sponge.  Every cloud... I can at least be confident in my ability to grow very strong weeds! Look at the roots on the bad-boy!?

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Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:37

Heee heeee Dove. I hear you now! Thanks though, very much.

Thank goodness I now know. I was going to take some to the village gardening sale and charge 75p a pot! I'm a new member there.... could've been a very short membership!

Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:24

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Oh dear! What a plonker! I've been feeding them, watering them, tucking them up at night! I've had a look on the tin-ter-net and found these two photos.... Am I grasping at straws hoping for mrs Bradshaw above?? The little yellow flower looks just like the creeping buttercup below. Albeit, the leaves do look similar on both. Maybe if I can find out if geums have runners or not (that's the term I was trying to remember!)...

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Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:22

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Good morning lovely gardening folk. Anyone out there know much about geums? My mum gave me a cutting from her garden last year and it was glorious in the flower bed. Lovely orange flowers. So muggins here took some cuttings in the autumn; well, not cuttings, but those sprigs just like strawberry plants produce? Sorry, the correct term escapes me! But I dug the 'sprigs' up, potted them on, and they've grown loads. However, my mum came over yesterday and we're not at all sure that they are geums! One had a tiny yellow flower on it. They look, well, a bit weedy! Do geums not come true from 'sprigs' or have I propagated a weed in error?! Any steer much appreciated! Thanks 

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Should I just re-sow my seeds?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:31

I've had trouble with seed germination too this year. The packet of cucumber seeds had four in it. All put in the same conditions but only one has germinated. Chillies - zero germination. Tomatoes - about a third have germinated. 

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:44

Thanks Dove! 

 

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:36

Thanks.  I'll have to go without this year. Was surprised to see the cost of rhubarb in the supermarket.  Maybe a trip to a proper market with veg stalls is needed.

 

Beetrot for a newbie

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:33

Hi Waz, pretty deep I'd say. Minimum of an outstretched hand but suggest going as deep as possible. I grew some beetroot in a smithy tub and they were great. Suggest as wide a pot as possible as they need plenty of room to get fat, even baby sized ones.

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 19:01

I didn't.... What kind of top dressing would you suggest pls?

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