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in The potting shed
I was shaking taking that picture!
Hurray, I have all those, but bigger!
Hi Deano, I see you have a cage over the brassicas. Haven't done that this year (haven't grown brassicas for a few years now but put a few Brus.sprouts & purple fl broc in this year). Having to go through them 3 times a day and remove the cabbage white B/fly eggs. Said to OH just this evening - going to manufacture some nets for next year. I did try to grow some Durham Early cabbages last year but used a sprayer that had had Roundup in it and even though I washed it out thoroughly 4 times with fresh water the plants all keeled over and died a week later.
so many great pictures and lot of nice projects going on in this thread. only just found it, Taken a good hour to read it but it was worth it. I'll add my monarda fireball
Does your monarda get mildew? It's even the reason I've not grown this yet.
Hi verdun, not that i've noticed are they prone to that problem? I only put it in last year, i was not keen on it last year but its done really well this year. I will keep my eye on it.
I love Monardas but, yes, they have a notoriety for mildew. Some varieties have some resistance though. Do you know what variety you,have?
Very nice Monarda Zombie- and love the Fatsia- one of my favourites.
Verd- is it because of your drier climate you would be wary of Monardas? Us northern 'foreigners' don't (normally) have to worry about lack of rain....
Just a few more.
Any ideas what the yellow grass is at the side ?
Had the above plant a few years and overwintered in GH, don't know what it is, but cute.
Make me want to smile
Only know it as leopard grass. Happy to be told name
Dead common spiraea - Joseph's coat ?
Notorious for getting these things wrong...the old eyesight ain't wot it was
The yellow grass looks like Bowles golden grass. The leopard grass is miscanthus zebrinus or gold Bar....they are similar but the latter is smaller and more compact. I would suggest it was zebrinus. Gerbera the pink flower....hardy for me here. Can't see the blue plant very clearly
Looking at the leaves that blue one could be a double flowered campanula.
Love the monarda ZG. I've got one that's mildew resistant, (said to be and is so far). Can't remember thefull name but cambridge comes into it. Not Cambridge Scarlet though, a longer name than that, but it is red. I'll find the label tomorrow and see
I'd agree they look like Bowles G.Grass and M. Zebrinus Verd, and I'd agree with nut that the blue one looks like a Campanula - foliage is right anyway.
A friend gave me that little double campanula years ago. It lives outside all year round but the last couple of years it's gone downhill, probably should have given it some TLC or food or divided it.
Hello not sure what variety my monarda is, but reading nutcutlet's post reminded me I too have a bad of label's in the shed i will have a rummage through tomorrow and see if i can find it.
Fairygirl the fatsia is turning into a guilty pleasure of mine, even though it offer's nothing for the pollinating insects it seem's to be doing well in my shady spot, I have seen the squirral coming and going hiding his nuts under it. I also think that squirral had it away on his toe's with some of my bulbs.
Thanks everyone for ID on my plants. Names now in my little book so I can learn them. This little book is getting a lot written in it, plants that people have posted about that I'd love to have and some to look up. I knew that I wasn't really knowledgable about flowers ( and veg it now seems) but since joining the forum I've realised that I only know bog standard plants. Having much pleasure learning about the things that you are all growing. Really love all your pictures. Thanks all.
Zombie & Fairy I also really like Fatsia, have a large one in the garden and a smallish self set in a pot, I've plans for the "baby".
What wonderful pictures lately, feel I must join in. These were taken this morning after a night of rain.
Still love the dried up alliums, but will be relocating them soon.
lucifer looking llovely
trollis, in need of dead heading, oops
buddlea on its side
alstromeria is stunning , thanks fairy girl for recommending.
Mrs. Garden, all looking good after some rain. I really do like the Alstromeria, another entry into my book in wish list category.
kef, I'll look up the variety when I get home, just at sins swimming lesson now.