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The garden is no longer in snow but is now flooded instead but plant-like things are fighting through the weather in the belief that it is actually spring.
I had a dream that the weather would be fine and I would plant out all my vegetables growing and my six on Saturday would be all the work I had done over the weekend. However, as in gardening there is always projects left unfinished; there are always questions left unanswered – so today, I propose some questions I hope that the six on Saturday crew can answer; of course I could google it but what would be the fun in that.
Let’s start with an easy one, I hope.
Peas; I probably should know this but I have never grown full size peas before, how many do people usually plant in order to have a good crop. Of course, it is the same as asking how long is a piece of string but I see pictures of trellis and lots of pea plants. You see I have two growing at the moment and two more germinating currently. Will they grow as one long shoot each or do that end up growing side shoots and filling up the whole trellis?
Two, Does anyone know the name of these flowers – I know, of course they are a type of daffodil but when I bought them the flower picture looked like they would be slightly smaller than regular daffodils but they have bloomed into some tiny flowered plant. They have two or three blooms per spike and are
around 1cm or so 1.5-2.5cm in diameter and the petiole peduncle is around 3cm long. It is hard to google a description of a flower.
Three Hellebore seeds: What should I do with these? Are hellebores self pollinating? I only have three kinds in my back garden at the moment; they are all variations of Ellen White. I would also like some purple flower seeds – should I hand pollinate or will it just do its own thing like the green/white one?
Do you know what this bulb will be? I found them under some leave litter in my front garden so planted in the back but could not find anything that resembled them exactly. The leaves look a bit tulipy but the bulb looks nothing like a tulip – the closest I could find is a hyacinth but the bulbs are smaller and white and very bulbous for want of a better word. I just put them in the ground as they were sprouting but perhaps not deep enough.
Do baby tulips grow baby sized flowers and then when the tulip bulb grows bigger it will produce bigger/full-sized flowers? I dug up some tulips last year to plant them somewhere else but I must have missed the side bulblets as these buds have come up this year without me knowing.
The last photo is not a question but just a nice photo – I bought pink blueberry bushes (blueberry ‘pink lemonade’) and I am happy to see the new growth is an interesting pink as well and the berries. The flowers are white with pink tinge and the berries will be pink and taste sweeter than regular blue berries.
I look forward to your answers and suggestions – I love that there is a community out there that is as nerdy and interested in gardening as I am and that there is so much willingness to discuss it.