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ill start crambe cordifolia 20 years old a few miserable flowers-this year 6 ft tall
There is just so much growth all round this year. I'm pruning shrubs to stop them breaking in the downpours.
Phlomis russelliana has reached new heights
All the shrubs in my garden. In fact my whole garden has just exploded this year. I have been pruning shrubs (some with a saw!) for the past 3 weeks and digging out a host of self seeded aquilegias.
...I'm beginning to wish the slugs had actually eaten my viticellas...
Hellebores seem to have done exceptionally well this year as has Campanula carpatica.
Weeds aren't too far behind either
I nominate 4thpanda as over achiever
Well! a common expression is. What goes up, must come down. It now seems that the saying has to be reversed. All that rain, came down. Now is it being drawn up again. Very strange. I note that several of you, my friends, are having to resort to cutting back etc. Even in some cases where perhaps before, you might never had taken such drastic measures. If I may. Resorting to my limited scientific knowledge. I wouls suggest thhat you consider the lifelong information of various plants. Height, spread etc. It is my consideration that. Although amazing etc all this sudden burst of energy. That now the plants possibly self destroy. As far as possible I would be inclined to cut back to the known stature. Otherwise, come the close of the season, and the plant's natural shutting down period. There might not be suffient nourishment etc for the plant to survive it's restful period. Please give my reasonings some thought.
Alliums are growing for the first time. At 45 degrees since the downpour yesterday!
slugs and snails are the over achievers in my garden ;thanks to the mild winter and virtually no frost.
Swet william in my garden has gone mad, this is its third year and taking over, I have pulled some out but I feel sorry for it becuse it is full of buds.
Our Poppies are both under and over achievers, they came up strong and healthy opened one day and were ruined by the torrential rain the next day, not a plant i would have in my Scottish garden but it's not my garden it's OUR garden....
Slugs and weeds.
Definitely slugs and weeds.
My garden is the same.Aquilegias in particular have been very tall and vibrant,I suppose weather conditions have been ideal for plants.That said,the leftover Foxglove seeds I sowed in the garden are not showing any signs of germinating yet.
Not like me to have great success but these were grown from seed give in 2012.