Berkley


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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 15:58


 I quite like the way the alliums are peeping through the nandina too....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 15:21


 

I've seen so many lovely plants on this forum - and am quite pleased with this one in my own:

 

Am I looking after weeds?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 15:18
I think you're both right! Thank you so much......I had forgotten that I had a few bedding asters last year. They flowered brilliantly but were only about nine inches tall. I didn't think they would have survived the Winter...obviously these are going to be a lot taller. Do you think they will be any good? I am still tempted to use my lovely bright dahlia.

Am I looking after weeds?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:54


 

Could someone identify the plans in the centre front of my photo? If they are weeds, I have a lovely dahlia I could put in their place!

 

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:38
I live in Dorset and have several of these wonderful plants - but the same thing happens every year. They are starting to flower at the end of June. So yes, they look lovely now, but won't in August. I'd like to know why too!

Foxglove 'Illumination pink' propagation

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:18
Mine were disappointing the first year - but I potted them up for the Winter, replanted them in March and this year they are fabulous! Will do the same in Nov....

Misbehaving stipa

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:52
I love these grasses and use them throughout the garden. They look very special among perennials. But a recently planted, quite large specimen seems to have "opened out" and is sprawling all over a fuchsia. It has been very dry here for the last two weeks - and we have been away. Do you think dryness is the problem? I know these grasses sometimes do this later in the year but not in June....

Taking cuttings

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:17
I do them like Verdun - but have equal success if I start them off in a jar of water, through little holes in cling film and covered with a poly bag. I usually root five cuttings like this in a jam jar.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:03
Mine are very much better now I've moved them from pots into good garden soil. I love them! Cuttings placed in water two weeks ago are now developing little roots....

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:14
I'm going out in to the garden to talk to the flowers.

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