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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 14:57

Love the agastache, saw lots of them at the Breezy Knees garden near York. I'd never seen Black Adder in real life before as they don't seem to sell them here. I bought some Heather Queen plug plants a couple of years ago but they didn't survive the winter, and the seeds I'd sown didn't germinate;

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:45

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55315.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55314.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Trailing petunias that I grew from seed - cheaper than surfinias, and rudbeckias.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:34

Morning all.
Dordogne Damsel, this is a bad summer by Dordogne standards, but I prefer it. I hate the hot dry summers, uncomfortable and expensive on water. 2003 was awful. Lovely gladioli.

HW and ironing  this afternoon.

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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:53

I'm providing the picnic, he's providing lunch on Sunday, but I think he's having caterers, there will be a load of children as well as the 40 adults.

snapdragons

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:51

Hello hollie hock, how is the new garden coming along? Haven't heard from you recently.

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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:47

Dordogne Damsel, where is your gardening club? I know of one in Dordogne but it's over an hour away opposite direction from you, so it can't be that.

Son No 2 rang wants me and Oh to go and help blitz his garden on Thurs morning, taking picnic lunch. He has about 40 coming for baby's christening on Sunday. Son No 1 is coming here on Thurs afternoon, 2 daughters on Friday.

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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:40

Oh dear Gardengirl, it's only Tuesday, will you be ill that long? I hope not. Hugs.

Been to supermarket to prepare for the arrival of the hoards. Now off to water the pots.

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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 12:36

Been looking up grasses because I'm sure that 2 rapidly growing grasses in the veggie garden are grown here for dairy cattle, probably in my horses' hay. Got out another barrow load this morning.

This is what I found about the one I identified, scary,  "Ability to spread: C. dactylon spreads rapidly by rhizomes and stolons, and also by seed. It can spread over 2 m/month during the growing season, a single plant forming a dense sward up to 25 m across in 2.5 years.

Weed potential: It is difficult to eradicate with chemicals or cultivation, and can become a serious weed in cultivated land. Declared weed in over 80 countries"

The other grass I have is bigger and worse, may be a type of sorghum;

Jasmines nearly had it!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 09:11

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/Jasminum_polyanthum_IP0204063.jpg/300px-Jasminum_polyanthum_IP0204063.jpg

 Oh, yours looks like stephanotis, mine is a jasmine polyanthum, like in the photo.

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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 09:02

Thanks Fidget, that film was so beautiful.

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