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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 11:56

Lovely photos again Marion.

The tiarellas are foaming here.


red onions

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 09:47

If one's up the others should follow soon. You did leave the onion tips poking up above the earth didn't you?

Plant identification please

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 09:42

The top one is definately Iberis, I have it and I love it. It seeds itself, but only makes clumps which aren't harde to pull out.

The other, Vinca, I have that too. Starting to hate it. I never planted it, it wasn't here when we came here and it's got into my biggest herbaceous border. At first I left it because it's pretty, but now it's spread very quickly and got into other plants and isn't easy to get out. I should have been more vigilent in the beginning, but I never have time to get round to everything, garden's too big! 


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 09:37

It depends if you want a bushier plant with smaller flowers, or a taller plant with big flowers.


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 09:13

Good morning all.

KEF good luck with the buttercups, don't cry! My runner beans aren't showing either so yesterday I dug one up and it had a little shoot, or was it a root, on it. They are normally up by now, but I don't think it's been consistently warm enough.

Here, in France, it was a bank hol on the 1st May. There will be another one on the 8th May. If it happens to fall on a Sunday we miss out, they don't swap it for another day.

Climber for a pot?

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 14:10

That's funny, it's changed the last two lines over! Above.

Climber for a pot?

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 14:09

It's also called Star Jasmin. I have one in a pot, needs a big pot. It can look miserable after the winter but it soon picks up. People say it's tender, but mine survived -17° and snow

 This isn't mine, I haven't a photo, but it shows you what it's like.

the 2011 -2012 winter. (I live in Dordogne)

Philadelphus 'Mrs E.L. Robinson'

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 13:55

Here's mine, looks smaller in the photo than it is.

Philadelphus 'Mrs E.L. Robinson'

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 09:38

I have a 3 year old golden leaved philadelphus, which I have potted on each year and now it's chest high, bushy and covered in buds in a knee high pot. I half filled the pot with manure, earth and compost and topped it up with compost. But I don't know how long it will stay like that. I needed something big and bright for a dark corner of the terrace.


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 09:31

Could they have been frosted? It's still a little early to put them out, if they are pelargoniums.

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