Berghill


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A pink Geum like Totally Tangerine?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:28

Geum Bell Bank, has been around for a long time. It is not as tall as Totally Tangerine though.

What is this please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:03

It is a Lantana


The original scientific name of Lantana horrida refers to the strong smell of the leaves that can affect sensitive persons. Thankfully, botanist August von Hayek re-named it Lantana urticoides, calling upon its resemblance with nettles (the Urtica family) in this new name; urticoides just means “like a nettle”.


Not sure that it is frost hardy enough for most of Britain as a perennial.

Border perennials

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:45

Lavender does not like shade. It likes it hot!

Perovskia

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:44

Never tried them in pots, think almost everything hardy is better in the soil. They do make quire big spreads eventually. They need pruning in very early Spring, I cut ours almost to the ground in February/March, if I remember.

Tree/Leaf infection

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:42

Since the galls do the plant no harm and the insects are inside the leaf and the damage is already done, there is not a lot you can do, except to remove the affected leaves. Personally I just ignore them.

Perovskia

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:39

Dead east in well drained soil. In fact too easy, It suckers all over the place if suited.

Giant Alliums

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:46

The shape of the head of those types of onions is to do with seed distribution. The seed head and stalk detach from the bulb and are blown across the steppes, scattering the seed as it goes.

Peony

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:57

Definitely not the Bowl of Beauty we have.


And make sure if you mulch the Paeony that you do not bury the crown more than an inch or it will probably not flower. The crown bud needs cold ripening to initiate flower development. They do like a good feed so a good dose of high Potash feed about now would do no harm.

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 20:58

Our children flew the nest over 10 years ago and we still have their stuff here,


Finished the story which was going round and round in my head, so that is out of the way. The car is stuffed full of plants for tomorrow.



Phlox Nettleton Variation



Close up of Phlox flower.

Last edited: 18 June 2016 21:01:15

My flowers ..

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 19:58

Sorry Aym, bit busy at the moment. Getting plants ready for Sunday and I have an idea for another story which desperately needs writing before it drives me mental. After Sunday I may have more time to take the camera for walkies.

Last edited: 17 June 2016 19:58:26

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