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Umbilicus rupestris

nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
Guernsey Donkey has sent me seed of Umbilicus rupestris, Pennywort, Navelwort and probably many other names. This is the second try, first time I scattered around some rough steps where I wanted them to grow. This has not been a success. Any hints on how and when would be appreciated. There's enough to try at least two different methods
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    I love seeing them growing out of damp and shaded stone walls in Devon valleys ... they appear not to need much if any soil ... 
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    I love seeing them growing out of damp and shaded stone walls in Devon valleys ... they appear not to need much if any soil ... 

    maybe it's too dry for them in East Anglia, I've never seen them in the wild. We don't have much wild in this intensive farming area
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    I've just googled them, and yes, as Dove says, they're commonplace in these parts.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    I've never ever seen them in East Anglia @nutcutlet

    They're a plant I first saw and became interested in when I was pony trekking on Dartmoor at the age of 12 so if I'd come across them around here I'd have noticed them.  They seem to like dry stone walls which are almost 'running with damp' and often in the shade of tall trees.

     Most recently I've seen them on walls on the edge of Bodmin Moor, near Tarr Steps on Exmoor http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/tarr-steps and along a stone wall edging woodland near St Agnes, north Cornwall.  
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    I have got a few damp bits even now
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
     :o  ;)  
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    ... They seem to like dry stone walls which are almost 'running with damp' ....  
    Just read what I wrote ... sounds a bit of a contradiction in terms ... but a drystone wall is a drystone wall ... even when it's wet  :)
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    Even us East Anglians know about dry stone wall, Dove :) 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    We do, don't we Nut ... think ours may be drier than many in the south west at the moment  :)
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    edited July 2018
    did you get rain last night, Dove? On the met office radar there were huge areas of heavy rain to East and West of us but nothing here. I could hear thunder and see lightning though
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