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Are my monardas dead?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:24
I grew monardas for the first time last year and was very pleased with them - until they were covered in mildew. I resolved to use a fungicide on them the following year.......I think they must have heard me, because there's no sign of them yet. Surely they survived a mild Winter in Dorset? Do you think they may still surface?

Free Thompson and Morgan postage and packaging

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:52
All the firms offering 10% off are listed in every month's edition of Gardeners World (possibly just for subscribers?) T&M is one of them - but the code does not apply to postage. Occasionally T&M offer free p and p: you will be alerted to these occasions via email if you are on their list.

Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:13

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I think they are cyclamen coum? Hope photo is OK...

 

Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:21
I have a lovely display of mini cyclamen at the moment, but want to remove them to allow some additional planting and then hope to replant the cyclamen. I believe they die back completely? Shall I dig them up and place in pots? Or allow to dry before replanting? I suppose I could lift them and then replant almost immediately? What would people recommend?

Strange nandina?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 13:25
Thanks

Strange nandina?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:09
Thanks Daintiness. I do hope you're right. Do you prune yours at all?

Strange nandina?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:49
Thanks, Dirty Diggin. It's not new growth but I'm glad you think it may be some sort of damage and that all will be well. It looks very odd at the moment.....

Strange nandina?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:04

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 I have several nandina domestica - and all have done well so far - with plenty of berries. But can anyone explain why one of the shrubs appears to have a number of bare, bright-green branches?

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:45
This thread brings back lovely memories of a holiday we spent in 1995 at Alan Bloom's nursery/gardens/guest house in 1995. I still have the copy of his book "Come you back, boy" which he signed for me. We had a lovely evening with him. Ever since I have been a fan of grasses, perennials and heathers and am now lucky enough to be living close to Knoll Gardens in Dorset - a wonderful place and winner of numerous Chelsea Golds.

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:17
I have filled the outer edge of a circular bed with Winter-flowering heathers. They are now in their second year, but haven't flowered as well as last year. Is this anything to do with the excessive rain we've had here in Dorset?

Discussions started by Berkley

Will my pelargoniums be OK?

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OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

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Last Post: 14/01/2015 at 11:32

What could I choose?

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Last Post: 06/12/2014 at 20:28

My Christmas present (gardening) list

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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 08:51

This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 20:40

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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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 05:41

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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Last Post: 01/09/2014 at 16:44

August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:02

Bare spot problem

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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 17:42

Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 21:11

Best fuchsia cuttings

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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 08:47

Look what I did to my rhodos

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