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chrissie B

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plant id please
« on: April 14, 2016, 16:56 »
I think its a snakes head somthing not to sure dont remember planting it and will it seed.
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2016, 17:55 »
Fritillaria meleagris or snake's head fritillary.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: plant id please
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 18:09 »
Lucky you... They are exquisite  :D
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 19:59 »
Thanks there is only 1 but another stem close by looks the same , will it seed or are they bulbs i realy dont remember planting it .
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 20:28 »
Bulbs but they will propogate from seed.

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Re: plant id please
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 23:11 »
Will look for more , will this one plant make more bulbs should i just leave it alone .
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2016, 08:35 »
I would leave it alone.  They spread by seed if you have the right soil.  They grow in damp meadows in the wild.

You can buy packs of bulbs in the autumn, if you want to speed up the process  :)

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Re: plant id please
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2016, 10:57 »
Yes i want some bulbs i wont tempt fate and they look better in clumps.
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2016, 14:28 »
I have some that probably came from a nearby neighbour and I love them. They seem to have increased in number so they must have seeded.
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016, 15:24 »
Be aware that lily beetles also love these, so keep an eye out for bright red beetles and remove them. Thye have already begun to appear round here!
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 19:34 »
I live in the north east so they probably wont like the cold.
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2016, 20:03 »
The cold doesn't stop lily beetles  :(
The RHS says
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by 2009 it had been found in all English counties. The beetle was reported for the first time from Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2002 where it is becoming widespread.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/help-our-research/lily-beetle

So you do need to watch for them.
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2016, 23:17 »
Mum i was joking its allways cold here its the northeast  ;) its all we know , with all this global warming going on its only getting colder and wetter if the beetles come up here they will need to pack a vest .
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2016, 23:19 »
But they're already wearing their red jackets  ::)



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