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This really cheers me up!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:55

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57528.jpg?width=280&height=350&mode=max

 I can't  cheat and add it to the "Star of your garden" thread - because it's last year's photo...but it's pouring with rain outside and I thought I would cheer myself up by looking at "old" photos...I love this one of my back garden. Do you have favourites too?

Identification please

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:04

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57524.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 I saw these lovely plants in Abbey Gardens, Winchester last week. I'd love some! Can someone tell me what they are please.

Help with fuchsias please

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:48
Thanks for the info, Shrinking Violet......I think I'll try a preventative systemic insecticide next year. I felt I had lost quite a few flowers by cutting off affected shoots this year.

I warned my magnolia....

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:26
I told my poorly-performing magnolia in the Spring that it's continued presence in my garden would depend upon it's behaviour......when I looked closely today there appeared to be about twenty buds developing. Do you think these are flower buds? And is it usual for August?

Help with fuchsias please

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:47
Some very helpful advice here. I had the same problem with two hardy fuchsias.....but what exactly causes these symptoms?

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:41
Thanks, Verdun. Don't know where you live, star gaze lily, but we are lucky enough to live close to Knoll Gardens in Dorset. All my grasses come from there - including this one. They have an excellent website and catalogue.

Should my crab apple look like this?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:02

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57262.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Thank you for your interest, Alina W. Hopefully this picture will help....

Should my crab apple look like this?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:12
Should my malus Profusion look like this? It did have blossom earlier in the year, but ever since has looked pretty much like this: bare-looking branches with blotchy-looking leaves at the ends. Has it reached its sell-by date, I wonder?

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 14:31

Wow Verdun! Thank you! (I was hoping you were looking.....). I shall do as you suggest.... do you think both portions should flower in the late Summer of 2015? I'd hate to be without them...

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 14:15

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56829.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 I love this grass....it is now in its fourth year - and I am wondering what to do next Spring to ensure it is just as good in 2015. Do you think it will need splitting? Is it too big (approx. 1m 70 at the moment) or can I leave it be for a while?

Discussions started by Berkley

This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Identification please

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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 16:43

I warned my magnolia....

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Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 10:33

Should my crab apple look like this?

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Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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Bare spot problem

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Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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Best fuchsia cuttings

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Look what I did to my rhodos

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Give alliums a second chance?

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What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

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What have I done?

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Replacing conifers with hedge

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