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Wilting Rose Gertrude Jekyll

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:40

I have found that several of our roses have done this, I suspect an unseen frost one night recently.  it happened last year to one quite big rose, I cut off the droopy bits and it was OK - though like everything else last year it was not as good as it has been.  This year must be better huh?  Anyway, leave the droopy bits for a bit, if they dry up then trim them off, but they might sit up and take notice as the sun is now shning and it is warmer. 

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:28

have you had the opportunity to try brunnra?  It has almost the same gorgeous little clear blue flowers, stunnning foliage in greens and white - depending which ones you buy, and isn't a spreader?  Worth a try, I am gradually getting a few in and am delighted with them so far, over the last 3-4 years. Recommeneded to those who love fogetmenots except for the hassle now. 

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 11:55

In fact it will seed everywhere.  i am about to go out and remove all the foregetmenots I can see - knowing well that there will still be plenty for next spring.  If I leave them all to seed we'llprobably have to move!

Weeds in gravel garden

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 19:02

Our wide gravel edge to the path is now a glorious addition the flower beds, with astantia, hellebores, anemones, ble scilla etc., and all for nothing. 

unidentified bulb

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:52

We have had tall chives where the bed got rather overshadowed.  Either way, I agree that this is surely an allium of some sort, whether edible or ornamental will need to be seen - the drumstick types may be around that size now? 

Compatable greenhouse plants

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:47

I don't know about harming each other, but they do need differing growing conditions.  Many people reckon they are very hard to grow together.  I'm not sure about that, I just think all cucumber plants hate me!

Help

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:17

Yes, it can be amazing the prices some places charge for plants - they always seem to be the ones that have the better non plant facilites too!  One not  a great distance from us charges £9.99 for the so called 'black grass' which I give away in clumps as it roots so easily - maybe I should open a stall at the door!

clematis

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:13

Very greedy plants are clematis, ground or pot grown - we have both, I use clematis food, lquid seaweed feed and the usual pelleted chicken manure than all the garden gets around now. If it has rained a huge amount and washed many nutrients out of pots I will offer a fresh feed when (if) it dries up again.  Last year was a difficulty for many potted plants as nutrients got washed out almost as soon as put in - not just for clematis either.  

Help

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 22:55

Wot  - no plants? Go back at once ................

help with cerinthe

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:33

Hear hear - but if you were a bee would you come out int he current hail?

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Solomon's seal

Where and how? 
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For whom do we garden .............

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frosted lilies

any advice? 
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why are these wanted? 
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bird feeders

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