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EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 21:20

My thugs (that are not recognised weeds) are Virginia creeper (grows across the flower beds and up the middle of shrubs) and periwinkle, which is trying to take over my biggest border, growing over everything else. Have to dig up plants to get the periwinkle out of their roots.

what plants for small patch of land.

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 10:23

Wildflowers would be great, but if she would rather have hardy annuals that you can sow into the ground there are :- nigella (love in a mist), Limnanthes (poached egg plant), Eschscholyas (Californian poppies), clarkia and cosmos.

Perennials to plant, a selection could be:- Thyme, campanulas, salvia superba, nepeta (catmint), erigeron, perennial geraniums, agastache, verbena bonariensis and stachys.

Evergreen climbers

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 10:06

Trifid house, that looks like Trachelospermum Jasminoides or Star Jasmin. It's lovely when it gets going and a good evergreen for a sunny spot. It does need the sun and yours looks as though it has suffered a bit in the winter. They can be a bit tender if not in a sheltered spot. It also looks hungry. Have you ever given it any fertiliser?

I have one which really suffered in the winter of 2011/12 when it went down to -17° and we had snow, but it really picked up during the summer, but I live in Dordogne so our summer was a lot warmer than yours. We had snow this winter too, several times but it wasn't so cold and the jasmin is fine.

new member introduction

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:55

Hello, both of you. There are some lovely fiery coloured dahlias, heleniums, coreopsis, gaillardias, rudbeckias. But some of those are quite tall - for behind the nasturtiums!


Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:47

Good luck Andy and I hope the anti-sickness tablets work. I have 2 friends and a nephew who've had chemo and have been in remission for several years. They all had a positive attitude like you. I'm sure it helps.

Spam yuk, Dove doesn't it remind you of disgusting school dinners? Perhaps you never had disgusting school diners!

Hope the rain holds off today, haven't got very far with the weeding. Rained the last 2 days. Having a garden party and plant sale in June for the C of E here in France, someone has to pay the vicar! The last event I did was for cancer support. It gives me a good excuse to have the greenhouse overflowing with babies.I love pricking them out!

Hedgerow shrub - what is it ??

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:12

Blackthorn in the hedges, pretty, but prickly. Has sharp thorns as nutcutlet said.


Transplanting seedlings

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:02


When they get their true leaves, not just the seedling leaves, then ease them up carefully with the help of a plastic plant label or a pencil. Have ready your compost filled flower pots and holding a seedling by it's leaves, not the stem, ease it carefully into a hole you've made in the flower pot with your finger or a pencil. Gently push the earth around it and water using a fine watering can rose. Don't forget to label them. Sounds as though you did overwater the sweet peas.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:52

Hollie-Hock, sorry can't remember how old it is, several years.


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:34

The flowers on mine are like this.

 You can make a very smelly liquid plant feed with the leaves.

 Bother, it wouldn't download. Clicked on edit, wanted to delete it, can't.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:27


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