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Purple millet & Pollen (Pennisetum glaucum ' Purple Majesty ' (Pearl Millet))

My purple millet is full of pollen now, i give it a shake to pollinate it, bit messy as there's clouds of it.... i look like i was wearing sherbet all over my shirt...



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lolol :)

7 Aug, 2012

 

Have you got a budgie?

7 Aug, 2012

 

Lol :-) no but i did have Finches..

7 Aug, 2012

 

Hi there , Surrie , I had one of those millets last year , and tried to save the seed , but it didn't seem to set .
Really unusual isn't it ?
Amazing clouds of pollen for you .

7 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Driad, it may need a the pollen from a separate plant then, it is yes lol :-)

7 Aug, 2012

 

You will have to get another next Birthday SL :)

7 Aug, 2012

 

lol yes :-))

7 Aug, 2012

 

:)

7 Aug, 2012

 

What a strange looking thing lol :/

7 Aug, 2012

 

On the thumbnail pic, I thought this was a giant slug - need to get my eyes tested! Lovely grass in fact.

7 Aug, 2012

 

I was thinking caterpillar :D be nice with all that pollen though SL

8 Aug, 2012

 

Lol Hywel yes :-)

Lol thanks Tuesdaybear :-)

Cheers Paul :-))

8 Aug, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Mine doesn't look like this yet ,I didn't know you had to shake them to pollinate them !

8 Aug, 2012

 

they are a bit like corn i beleave Amy, need pollinating if not in a group but i'm not sure if it has to be pollen from a different plant or not..

8 Aug, 2012

 

Funny -after seeing your pic, saw loads of these today,planted by local council at a roundabout and mixed with various annuals. They looked great - bit like bulrushes.

8 Aug, 2012

 

Lol tuesdaybear, i hadn't seen it before my daughter got it for me, now i see it in all the garden centres :-))

8 Aug, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I had better give mine a good shake when it has pollen and looks like yours then Slad and then stand back to see what happens in due course :o) I bought some Lemon grass today and they had some more of these Millet plants in the centre there ....

8 Aug, 2012

 

good luck Amy we'll see if it works, another nice plant lemon grass :-))

9 Aug, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I've been growing Lemon grass from seed but they are taking forever to grow when I saw some fully grown plants I couldn't resist them ,I use it for cooking so thats a bonus as well ........

9 Aug, 2012

 

sounds good, i've not used it in cooking, what do you use it in if you don't mind me asking as i love to cook :-)

9 Aug, 2012

 

Hi SL! I just planted two of these too...
...was going to give them to CoCo, though...
Never thought of cooking them! :)

9 Aug, 2012

 

The Millet or the lemon grass Karen ?

9 Aug, 2012

 

The millet...
Just reread the thread...and will stick to plan A with the millet and the bird! lol! :D

9 Aug, 2012

 

Lol :-))

9 Aug, 2012



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