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what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:35

Dahlias, in spite of the -2 and a frost the other day, cyclamen, Busy-Lizzies in the sheltered places, hardy fuschias, pink gaura, lavatera, zinnias still have flowers but looking a bit sad around the stems, osteospermum, black-eyed Susan, gaillardia, a blue salvia patens, the nasturtiums that seeded themselves, geranium Rozanne, cosmos, a few roses, violas and pansies.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:12

Our posts keep crossing!

Rose pruning is a big subject. It will need pruning. I can't tell if it's a climber or a rambler, but if it's a ramber that repeat flowers (most don't) then I prune them like a climber. Here is what the RHS says. Click on this link.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/AdviceSearch/profile.aspx?PID=189

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:09

It has a few rain soaked flowers on it now, it's been flowering since August.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:05

No 3 looks like a rose.

I had a solanum, but it died in a hard winter. Can be a bit tender, depends where you live. Prune after flowering, just to keep it tidy. Tie it to the wall to keep it tidy. It's normally a climber that needs attaching so it front of the window is a bit strange! Here is a link about it http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/7846747/How-to-grow-Solanum-crispum-Glasnevin.html

I cut my lavateras to a couple of buds in Spring, then they make fresh new growth and flower better.

 

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:53

No. 2 could be a shrubby Lavatera, Like Barnsley or other shades of pink.

This is a lavatera in my garden.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33576.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:43

Is this number one, Solanum Crispum?

http://www.winrownurseries.co.uk/Winrowimages/Solanum%20Crispum%20Glasnevin.jpg

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:36

I have a pampas grass by the veggie garden, been there over 20 years. Late OH planted it. It's going horrid in the middle, leaves and flowers round the edges. Never cared for it in more ways than one! Is it true you can set fire to the dead middle and it will clean it up and then grow better?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:33

Liked alpines when we lived in Kent, there was a good GC for them nearby. I had a rockery and when the Gardeners Show was on in the village I used to do miniature flower arrangements in sea shells. Sometimes won!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 09:24

I don't do grasses either. Verdun won't be shocked, he knows already! Only one I like, a red pennisetum, died. I like flowers in flower beds.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 09:19

Morning all. Mild (10°) and very wet here.

Enjoyed GW, but was surprised to see Monty digging up dahlias already. I thought they are supposed to be blackened by the frost to help close up the hollow stems.

Went to Keukenhof when I was 14, Easter family holiday, but Easter was early that year so wasn't as blooming as it should have been. It still made a huge impression on me.

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