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new Lupins gone all brown

Posted: Today at 07:45

The one closest to the camera seems to still have a whole unopened leaf? I would dig it up, check there are no slugs on the roots, cut the brown bits off and put it back in a pot somewhere sheltered to see if it picks up.

It might not come back but worth a try

primula candilabra

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:51

I'll try that Buttercupdays

Do you think they would self seed too or do the seeds have to be unripe?

primula candilabra

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:27

I bought lots of candelabra Primulas after seeing a pic of the ones at Harlow Carr too - most didn't flower last year but I think all have buds on at the mo and the valley red are all flowering.

Mine are planted in a mixture of conditions from the pond margins to a strip of normal soil and they all look about the same. The place I bought them from said bog Primulas could be kept in full sun if the soil was kept damp.

What lovely pictures Dove

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:45

Welcome to the forum Erics Mum

I don't think you have to introduce yourself although it's nice to hear about new members and their gardens.

I'm intrigued though- why does your front garden amuse the neighbours?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:32

I've trimmed back some sedums this year for the first time, varying amounts depending on the size of the plant. A bit of guesswork tbh

A couple flopped about in an irritating fashion last year, only the fancy ones, not the bog standard one whatever it's called. I'd like them to flower later too, I always thought they were a late summer flower Hopefully they will still flower - not the longest growing season up here.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:26

How cool! I had a queen bumble checking out a bird box earlier this year. I would have paid her to move in but she didn't.

Another ID please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:20

I dug up about 200 decent sized nippleworts, not very easy as I was trying to keep various poppies and not snap some alliums. I'll get the rest when they get bigger.

Kept a few to see if the buds really do look like nipples

Another ID please

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 22:20

That fits with the leaf shape - my weed book only had a drawing of half the leaf...

Thanks Bob

Another ID please

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:48

Ah, okay - I'll just keep a couple for interest.

Thank you

Another ID please

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:12

I feel like I should know what this is... I sowed some sort of mixed cottage or bee type seeds in the area last year but it's possible these are just some mad weeds.

Just wondering if I need to thin out or have a massive weeding session

 Thank you!

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Another ID please

Boring seedling or funky weed? 🌿 
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ID please

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Curious bulbous thing

Anyone recognise it? 
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Pruning Lavatera and Digitalis Ferruginea

Advice please 
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Recommendations and colour advice please 
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ID please

Mystery newcomers 
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Echium pininana x wildpretii

Blackened and shrivelled  
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Helleborus Washfield Queen

Doesn't look like the picture on the tin... 
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Old floribunda rose

Think it's growing from beneath the graft 
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Cornus Flaviramea

Does it need different conditions to other dogwoods? 
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Has J Parkers got a crummy new website?

Lost my account =+( 
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What is this pond plant please?

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Peony sprouting - should I cover it up?

Recently transplanted 
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Planting species tulip

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Weird Weeds

What's the most unlikely weed you've ever found? 
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