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Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by martin-f, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. martin-f

    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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    Hi whats this please i moved some soil from the back garden to the front garden in January last year this appeared about June/July and its never stopped flowering,

    This is it tonight sat out in the cold on my north facing front garden.
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    Looks like calendula to me
     
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      martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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      Many thanks i cant believe how long its stayed in flower i will have a google and get some more for next year it appears happy in this location.
       
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      Collect the seed Martin :)
       
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        martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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        Thanks Zigs i will have a look see what i can get from it, i will be doing some work on the front garden next year and could do with more of the same species that's what i will be googling.
         
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            martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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            Yes, they are all good to be honest - grow like wildfire, self seed willingly, and have a very distinctive smell from the foliage. I am intending on sowing a few drifts of them in my garden next year.
             
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              martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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              Cheap as chips easy to grow and flower for a good while that's fine for me, i will be intruding more pots on the decking area next year i will get a few extra packets for them.
               
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                martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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                Ive just ordered 5 packets before i forget.
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                  Some Marigold varieties are good if you have a problem with aphids in the garden. Some actually deter the aphids with their smell and others attract hoverflies which are a natural predator of aphids. It's good to plant them under roses etc. :blue thumb:
                   
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                    The Marigold family are very easy to grow from seed. And ,as you have found, there is a huge variety of colours and shape. Not grown them for a few years may try this next season , I was looking for a few ideas. :blue thumb:

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                      Calendulas:smile: sometimes have flowers through the winter.
                       
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                        Minus for calendulas in my garden - they catch powdery mildew along with aquillegias.
                         
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                          We lost between 4,000 and 6,000 Aquilegia to downy mildew but it didn't affect any Marigolds.
                           
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