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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 15:09

Dahlias and annuals are providing the most colour at the moment. Some of the plants others have mentioned are nearly over here.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28316.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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 But the yellow heliopsis is bright too, and heleniums are out and coming out.

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What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:52

Now I've just looked back and seen you've asked for a tall plant, bother, it's not very tall.

What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:51

It looks as though it could be pretty dry under that tree. If it's ground cover that's not too invasive and looks quite neat then what about epimedium? It flowers very early so it would be more for leaves than flowers, but it can cope with dryness.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/PlantFinder/low/C650-0410050tap.jpg

 I have 3 sorts including this yellow one (this is Google, not mine) to give you an idea.

Shockers

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:44

Another thing I hate is vinca minor, it's hard to pull up and it's smothering everything at one end of my big border. Will have to do a big digging job on it this winter. Don't know where it came from, I never planted it and there wasn't a bed there before, wasn't even a garden.

Someone gave me some plants that I put in another bed, including that big rudbeckia and he must have had that spreading yellow lamium because it's grown like wildfire. Quite pretty leaves and pulls up OK, but it just makes more work.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:55

I only have one Pasque flower which has lived outside for years. I don't think they like being moved and they don't care for a heavy wet soil. But they are hardy.

Shockers

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:51

Brave of you to post a photo Keen. I think most of us are rather shy. The potty gardener and I have actually met. Some of us live a long way apart.

I have a huge single flowered rudbeckia, I think it's Herbstonne, which is a thug. My daughter once gave some Impatiens Balfouri as I thought it was pretty. It seeds itself everywhere and is related to Himalayan Balsam, not so thuggy as that though, and smaller. 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:37

Morning all. Rained hard in the night, but couldn't have been for very long as it's not very wet.

My 4 children, 3 spouses (one is working) and 6 grandchildren will all be arriving from Wednesday, so won't have much time to post on here. Big food shop on Tuesday.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 23:24

I identified it in Garden Gallery. I have one and I just pull up the suckers every year, it's not as bad as some things, like lamium and a huge yellow rudbeckia I have.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 23:09

A friend gave me that little double campanula years ago. It lives outside all year round but the last couple of years it's gone downhill, probably should have given it some TLC or food or divided it.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 21:50

Verdun, my agastache is Heather Queen.

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