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Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:28

pansyf, what a lovely garden

I would suggest drifts of white Cosmos for next year, grown from seed (pinched out to help them bush out) and ammi major (seeds from Sarah Raven) which last longer than Orlaya Grandiflora, but gives a similar meadow/cow parsley look. Very handy for filling gaps in cottage style borders.

planting a holly tree in a pot?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:20

I was given a walnut tree in a pot last year; it was already about 5 years old at least, but only 2' tall. I have no room for one in the garden, but am attempting to grow it as a standard in a large pot. It survived the winter and now has leaves, I'm treating it as an experiment But I will feed it from time to time and I always make sure it has water.

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:16

Salino, it was about 6 or 7 years old at least, about 1 metre tall and was pruned quite hard every year. It has now been chopped right down, preparatory to digging it up as need space for Globe artichoke. I have a red gooseberry bush which I prefer and 2 other green ones that are espaliered in an amateur sort of way. They don't get so much sun, but produce enough for my needs.

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:58

A friend once said that nurseries swop all the labels around when they see me coming I think the problem is, for me, that a nursery's idea of blue is what I call magenta. I agree that they must use filters on the camera to show the colours!

Who knows their roses?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:52

GD, am very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law, hope she recovers soon.

I will try to remember to 'bump' your question so it doesn't go to the end of the line then someone else may guess what rose it is. There are some very knowledgeable people on here

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:49

I grow gooseberries surrounded by pea shingle over a weed suppressing membrane which seems to avoid slugs and snails; also good for Hostas

What should I plant

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:47

There are Clematis specifically bred for containers, that might work, but I would ask a clematis breeder/nursery first before buying. I presume you are now looking for something that is not just an annual?

Who knows their roses?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:45

Any chance of a photo GD? (click on tree icon above your text to upload a pic)  Did you work out if it is a climber or not? No need to apologise for not being knowledgeable about roses; what I don't know would fill a large garden

Monkshood problem .......

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:42

My purple ones flowered about 5/6 weeks ago, yours must be the late flowering ones

Labelling

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:40

I just use any old pencil that comes to hand; I find it takes a bit of elbow grease to get the writing off later in the season!

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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