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english or spanish

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 12:56


Just ordered some from here. Never tried them before but hopefully no problems.

Lily- that link does not work by the way.

Last edited: 03 May 2017 12:57:35

english or spanish

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 10:34

Dove- yes they do seem to have creamy white pollen which is why I was confused. Shame if they are hybrids. I will take them out once they have started to die down. Is there anywhere you can buy proper native bluebells from? The whole street seems to have either spanish or hybrids so maybe its a bad idea  anyway.

english or spanish

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 10:17

Hi I bought these bluebells from a farmers market. They were labelled as English but seem to have characteristics of Spanish as well. Are they hybrids?

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 09:35

If you don't want it you can send it to me lol. Looks lovely

pond plants on windowsill

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 12:40
Buttercupdays says:

 if someone is injured if something falls on them!

See original post

 haha lol. I think I'll go with what dove said and just stick to the flowers for pollinators. I have noticed slugs and centipedes outside on the sill so I must be doing something right for them though not sure if attracting slugs is a good thing. I don't grow too many things they can snack on mostly annuals out there. I do have a pot of jerusalem artichokes which come up every year. Do slugs eat them?

pond plants on windowsill

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 22:02

Hello I was looking at this on bakker and just wondered if people thought it was a good idea or not.


It's a pond in a pot but I live on the first floor so just have the outside windowsills to put outdoor plants on. Would this be okay out there up so high? The outside sills only get direct light in the late spring/summer and the rest out of the time not so much. Its also very exposed so wind etc.

So would it be a good idea to get something like this. No frogs or toad are getting up there but maybe good for insects and birds?

Last edited: 08 February 2017 22:02:57


Posted: 31/12/2016 at 11:42

Hi fairygirl. Thanks I always thought they wouldnt need as much water being twiggy little plants lol. It makes sense though being up in Scotland where it probably rains a lot.


Posted: 31/12/2016 at 10:58

Hi thanks for the replies. Liriodendron yes I was growing them in pots as I dont have a garden. Heard they were good for bumblebees. I think they might just not have gotten established enough like logan said. The seeds are of of erica carnea winter beauty though I also have some calluna seeds which I will try next year. The plants I bought were from a seller on ebay and I've never had any problems with the other plants I have bought from them. Its likely a case of me not watering them enough and them not getting established.

Last edited: 31 December 2016 10:58:44


Posted: 27/12/2016 at 22:42

Hi stupid question, maybe, but does watering heather plants with hard tap water kill them? I keep losing the online bought heather plants. They go really dry and brown then just die. I put them in ericaceous compost so don't think that is the problem. Am growing some from seed and don't want to kill the little guys off.


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 16:41

Think you mean kalanchoe? Think they are succulents

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