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chicky

Leadfarmer - looks lovely.  I add globemaster alliums to my purple sensations - they flower just slightly later ( but overlap with PS) so the show gets extended by 2-3 weeks.  They are a bit more expensive, but you don't need many of them.

Thanks, Berghill, for the aster reference - its gone in my little black book (except its pink!)

Forester2

I'm so glad I found this thread so I can see what lovely gardens you all have.  Such a pretty garden Lead Farmer.

little-ann

forester i didnt know that would grow well outside i hope it survives the winter for you it is lovely.  like to look at other gaardens on here they are all so differant and inspiring 

Fairygirl

It's lovely to look at these pix especially as we're waving goodbye to summer's blooms. Would some fleece etc help overwinter that plant Forester? I'm sure someone here will be able to advise you about it. Leadf -  your garden always looks great!

My Etoile Violette is flowering again and looking really pretty. I'm quite annoyed because I want to get it  into it's permanent home in the new raised bed!

Hello fairy

I have grown Etoile Violette in a pot for past 4 years.  It's buried in the ground but unsure exactly where to plant it.  It's a lovely plant all the better in the ground.  It's one of those things I never get round to doing but may in a day or so.

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SwissSue

Love your garden, especially the patio, Lead Farmer. How do you get your clematis to grow so bushy? Mine flower nicely but are very spindly/leggy. I do cut them down in Spring according to type, but maybe I have to feed them more? If so, what?

little-ann

i think its a good idea to pinch out sue like a lot of plants need to get bushy

Matty2

Lovely stuff everyone

Thanks for the information Berghll I will look out for that Aster.

Love all those pots LeadFarmer, that is an inspiration to me as i want my patio to look like that

Fairygirl

Verd -my EV is in a ridiculously small pot as I had nothing else at the time but it has been well fed and watered and the roots shaded in that hot weather by other plants. I might even get it in today as it has miraculously cleared up - hurray!! 

LeadFarmer
SwissSue wrote (see)

Love your garden, especially the patio, Lead Farmer. How do you get your clematis to grow so bushy? Mine flower nicely but are very spindly/leggy. I do cut them down in Spring according to type, but maybe I have to feed them more? If so, what?

All I do is cut them back quite hard each spring. But to be honest I didn't get around to cutting them this year, I just left them.  I do sprinkle clematis pellet feed onto the soil around each plant, which probably helps. Make sure they are planted very deep. 

Busy-Lizzie

I was given this clematis, which I think is Etoile Violette. It flowers in July but doesn't do it again. Is this EV?


 

No clematis expert but no, I don't think it is busy.  May be wrong.  EV flowers most of the summer for me too.  Looks nice though.  EV is not so purple, is it?  

LeadFarmer

Have a look for it here

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemalphasearch.cfm

MrsGarden

I've been redesigning...again! I had separated 2 parts of the border with wire sticks and planted lupins and rudbekia along them. Like this ....


 

I'd been niggled by the fact I couldn't see my acre then autumn comes! So the new Plan is to make a new path to the acre. I only needed to move one lupin and the rudbeckia, now lining the other side of the new path.



Just waiting for the daisy and penstemon to finish to put more paving down. Not sure what paving yet.

 

MrsGarden

oops, acer not acre !

oops, lupins and rudbekia hadn't been planted in that pic.

sure you get the idea!

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Matty2

Thought you had a vast estate there for a minute. Mrs Garden

Just looked back at Leadfarmers pictures and see he has a clenmatis Piliu in a pot.

I Was wondering whether to go for the clematis offer in the GW magazine. Now I have seen that, may give it a go. I have a lovely empty blue pot just waiting for something.

Forester2

Oh what a lovely garden you have Mrs Garden - very well designed.. 

LeadFarmer
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Just looked back at Leadfarmers pictures and see he has a clenmatis Piliu in a pot.

 

Looks that way in the photo, but Its actually growing in a border by the garage. The pot in front of it is my Hosta.

LeadFarmer
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I like your path. Did you lay it yourselves, how did you get the nice curve? Did you do it by eye or use a marker?

gardeningfantic

David and others.. loving the Acers.. i cant grow them as far too salty winds and sand that sand blasts the woodwork for ya

Berghill.. your garden is massive.. all those frame keep ya busy.. rather jealous actually

beautiful gardens everyone.. loving the piccie of the dahlia further back (cant remeber who it was by time go to this

Mrs gardener.. love your sculptures in yr garden. an yr path.. are is just coming on and we have edgers like yours but paving slabs in the middle.. been nightmare cutting them to go round the corners.. but doin ok.. will add piccie when its done..