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Nasty grey heap of stuff

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:02

There was an overgrown mess of poppies, cornflowers, ladies mantle, lavendar and a small smoke bush in my not large garden. Whilst ruthlessly hacking back this heap i uncovered several mysterious piles like grey ash... i put a polybag over them and tied it to prevent spreading before binning it... but how comes i have never seen it in the 7 years we have had the garden? it was a frost free winter, no rain for a couple of weeks and hot windless weather, all rare for us in the Scottish Borders next to the sea....

HELP! anyone got any ideas?, 2 of the heaps were not 'up' anything, but one was round a grass stem.

Talkback: Tree peonies

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:38
There was a tree peony in our garden when we bought the house - I had to email the previous owner to ask what it was... It is sitting in nearly no earth in a very windy spot catching salt from the North Sea which is just across the road here in the Scottish Borders.
Now I understand why it isn't doing a whole lot of activity! I will offer it my apologies and some mulch tomorrow, plus encourage the neighbouring potentilla to cuddle up and protect from the wind!
Thank you

Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 10:08

Thank you everyone - I am on the case now!

Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:03

I visted a friend's garden today where these super plants were huge with woody stems, I admired them and asked for more details. She gave me the empty seed packet which says they are hardy ANNUAL.. and to sew outdoors in April.. which is now. Yet these are fully grown. Does 'hardy' before annual mean that they stay over more than one year? I am confused. If I get some seeds and plant them now how will they manage to get so big?

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Nasty grey heap of stuff

I have found several small heaps of grey stuff like ash in the garden 
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Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

help required 
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