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Petunias & pansies drooping

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 16:55

I had some Violas that went Boom and grew really tall and leggy in a period of sunshine last year, then near the end of the year we had high winds and they all fell over. I cut them back right to the bottom, so there were some new leaves left but most of the plant was cut off. With water, food and topdressing (they're in pots) they put on a spectacular display from early this year. As they are now, as Verdun says, running out of steam a bit they could maybe do with a similar treatment now.

Rockery

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:53

Looks great! Probably any fine grit would do although we got a bag of 'horticultural grit' from the garden centre quite cheaply

Design Ideas

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:51

They may, or alternatively you could go for a more designed-looking wild area. We have a small garden so we are leaving a neat rectangle of lawn to grow long and I will be naturalising red clover and bird's foot trefoil as plugs next year.

Design Ideas

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:31

That would certainly be an interesting place for a mini wildflower meadow, like natural hedge-side verges.

Garlic

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:15

Thanks Artjak! I may have to try elephant garlic, it's my first year with the room to grow veg properly. I'd just heard that the signs of doneness were different for the two types. The lower leaves have been yellowing/browning for a week or so now, may have to check soon!

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 22:05

That Hebe sounds interesting, and I agree with you on elder, we have a lovely specimen. We also have a variegated sage and a golden oregano (or marjoram. They got a bit mixed up) that have  lovely contrasting foliage at the moment.

Garlic

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:12

My outer leaves are just starting to yellow - any idea how to tell if you have hardneck or softneck? The cloves I bought just said 'garlic'.

What to do with the shingle?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:04

We had a similar issue and used packs of 10 rubble sacks available from big hardware shops - pretty cheap. Gave some away to a friend, some mixed in with soil went in the rubble skip at the tip.

When is a harebell not a harebell?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:38

It does indeed look like a mimula, the leaves look a lot like the one on the interseeds site. I'd found the Thompson and Morgan ones - looks like they may have got their seeds mixed up. I will eagerly await the flowering of the others. Thanks!

When is a harebell not a harebell?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24995.jpg?width=205&height=350&mode=max

 sorry, the upload thingy vanished

Discussions started by bookmonster

Elder

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Bring out your planters!

Inspiration needeed! 
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Last Post: 14/07/2015 at 10:43

Apple and Pear Blossom

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Allium Rust

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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 14:42

allium rust

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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 20:25

Id please

pretty weed? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 12:38

last frost

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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 20:24

Dividing Hellebores

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 10:29

Poor Germination Rate

disappointed! 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 16:57

Bee watering hole

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Last Post: 21/04/2015 at 10:29

Gloobe Artichoke/Perennial Veg

Advice needed! 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 22:38

Plant Ideas Needed

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Last Post: 08/07/2014 at 12:25

Caterpillar ID

What's eating my Soloman's Seal? 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 16:27

Poorly Pear Tree

Can you help identify the problem? 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 11:22

Protecting Chard and Spinach

Pest and Cold Protection 
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