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Comment from Marilyn Vincent (aka Mara)

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anybody please?
I believe these are alliums which unfortunately have taken up residence in my garden and are increasing in numbers. Would desperately like to know how to lose them! Have tried digging them out and have used weed killer without success. Any infomation would be gratefully received.

  • Posted: Thu. 21st February 2013 15:20

Re: If not an Allium, then what...?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

HI, John,
I love, love, love Echinops. Please be aware, however, that black aphids LOVE it, too. Always battle those little devils with mine.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 29th January 2013 19:15

Re: Re: If not an Allium, then what...?

Message from John Ellis

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you Debbie & Peter for your two responses. I'm very grateful for your assistance.

John

  • Posted: Sun. 27th January 2013 19:03

Re: If not an Allium, then what...?

Message from Debbie

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi. Yes agree this is Echinops. Insects, especially bees, absolutely love it so is great for a wildlife habitat. I've found it's quite hard to dig up once it gets going and will spread around a bit. But it is a brilliant border highlight - last year some stems were up to 6ft tall.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th January 2013 09:40

Re: If not an Allium, then what...?

Message from Peter Nyssen Ltd

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello it's Echinops(Globe Thistle) if your looking for one go for Veitch's Blue really good for middle to back of the border, loves the sun and likes well drained growing conditions. After flowering cut down hard to get a second flush of flower.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th January 2013 09:25

If not an Allium, then what...?

Question from John Ellis

In forum: Identify a plant

I took this picture of a plant growing in a village in the Yorkshire Dales. It was just outside a garden wall. I'm pretty sure it was cultivated rather than native. The flower looks like an Allium, but I don't believe it was. It was quite tall (maybe 80cm?) with thistle-shaped - but shiny - green leaves and no smell of garlic. The picture was taken in early September.

  • Posted: Sat. 26th January 2013 18:48

Just back from Amsterdam, picked this up........

Comment from neil

In forum: Identify a plant

No, nothing that smokes. Just a 'Buddha Palm', possibly called ..Cerbera odollam.. from the Apocynaceae family, apparently. Big nut type seed like a small coconut. Told to float in water until it sprouts. Any further info would be good. Thanks. Also its the best place for Palma Cycas, Alliums and Callas. Brilliant weekend!.

  • Posted: Tue. 18th December 2012 09:26

Is this a cyclamen

Comment from Allan Green

In forum: Identify a plant

This little plant has appeared in my garden, is it a cyclamen? It doesn't appear to have any foliage. I planted some Allium in the same area & think maybe these snook in somehow.

  • Posted: Wed. 7th November 2012 11:32

Re: Mystery Plant

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Is it one of the madder ornamental alliums?
Carol

  • Posted: Sun. 29th July 2012 08:41

Re: Unknown plant with beautiful flower head

Message from Ben Lannoy

In forum: Identify a plant

Love this plant. Looks great with alliums and aquilegias. Time to reseed!

  • Posted: Wed. 13th June 2012 20:35

Re: Re: Does anyone know this allium?

Message from John Le H

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Angie, it's handy to have confirmation that it isn't a nigrum having never knowingly seen one.

Think I might have found it on Shoot since - sounds very much like Allium Big Impact Mix. If so, that's a result!

Cheers, John

  • Posted: Thu. 17th May 2012 22:59

Re: Does anyone know this allium?

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Jon
I can't help you id your allium - I can however tell you the the leaves on Allium nigrum are much wider and lighter than those strappy ones you have shown.
Sorry can't be much more help.
Cheers
Angie

  • Posted: Thu. 17th May 2012 12:10

Does anyone know this allium?

Comment from John Le H

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi there

I want to buy another of these white alliums but am unsure what they are.

Don't think they are allium stipitatum/Mount Everest as the leaves are too strappy (if floppy) and lime green.

I wondered whether they are allium nigrum, but descriptions of these also mention grey-green leaves.

Any pointers appreciated as the third one is on its last legs.

Thanks, John

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  • Posted: Wed. 16th May 2012 23:35

Re: Can you Identify this Plant

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like one of the alliums, maybe a molly, that would account for the bulb and smell.

  • Posted: Fri. 21st October 2011 16:44

help please with these strange plants from burford wildlife park

Question from Andy

In forum: Identify a plant

Whilst at burford wildlife centre we picked these seeds from what we thought were purple alliums. They grew well from seed then stopped at. 12 inches, didnt flower and resemble something from a swamp. Quite sure the seeds got mixed up but I live in hope next year something may happen. Any ideas ?

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  • Posted: Fri. 7th October 2011 16:00

Advice please

Question from Henri

In forum: General

I have just bought some Allium - purple sensation bulbs. Will these do well in pots, or would I be best advised to plant them in my borders?

  • Posted: Fri. 30th September 2011 14:34

Re: Ornamental Alliums

Message from Barry Tabor

In forum: Ornamental plants

My favourite Allium was moved several years ago to the genus 'Nectoroscordum. It is now N. Bulgaricum. Taxonomists are like speed-cops - many of us would rather they found something more important to do ......
Barry

  • Posted: Mon. 8th August 2011 10:26

Re: Ground Cover plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks for the id Carol!

Hi Brian, here is Gallium odoratum in Shoot. Hope it helps:)

Nicola

  • Posted: Fri. 6th May 2011 09:22

Re: Allium Globemaster plant in a container..?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Allium 'Globemaster'

Hi, E.S.
I immediately thought of a plant another member just asked questions about - Helichrysum petiloare . Either that or any Bacopa (there are many to check out on this site.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 14th September 2010 17:26

Allium Globemaster plant in a container..?

Question from e s

In forum: Allium 'Globemaster'

Hi,

I'd like to plant some Allium Globemaster in a container for my patio next year. I've read that the foilage can look unattractive.

Can someone recommend what plants I could plant with the Allium Globemaster to hide the foliage? (bearing in mind that it will be in a container..)

Thanks in advance!
E

  • Posted: Tue. 14th September 2010 14:51