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Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:00

Wintersong, well remembered. I have Penstemon Husker Red, planted it 3 or 4 years ago and it just comes up and flowers with no help from me apart from some watering in the summer. I also have a Polemonium. I tried one a few years ago and planted it in the sun, but the Dordogne summer was too hot and it shrivelled up. The one I bought last year is in dappled shade and it's come up again after this winter.

My borage seeds itself in the veg garden, comes up end of March. But this year OH didn't notice it and has rotovated it, so I've scattered some more seeds in a bare patch.

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:19

It probably died because it couldn't find enough water.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:51

I also like Acuba japonica variegata because I have a lime tree and it grows under it where most plants wouldn't.

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:46

A friend of mine used compacted clay, but the first time it leaked. They had professionals to do it as they used a digger and a machine to compact the clay. But sorry, I don't know the details.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:41

I like aqilegias, kerria, forsythia, Choisya Sundance, spirea, bedding and hanging baskets!  Love roses and foxgloves - how could one not love them! Agree with Verdun about crocus.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:38

I think there will be a lot of disagreements here! But I agree with KEF - don't like Skimmia. Also hate hellebore foetidus and plants with green flowers. There is enough green already with leaves and grass. Hate ivy, Virginia Creeper and Vinca Minor because they want to take over my garden.

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:33

Looks like a young, but dead, weeping willow.

hosta and geraniums

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:32

Hostas are hardy and can be left planted outside in the winter, but as those have been in it would be best to harden them off first and give them some slug protection.

By geraniums, do you mean Pelargoniums or hardy geraniums? It's too soon to put Pelargoniums out, not frost hardy, but hardy geraniums are hardy so harden them off and plant them.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:08

My raspberries seem to like rose fertiliser. If they are in a container don't forget to water them regularly.


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:06

Ooops, all this talk about cannas and I've just realised mine are forgotten in a box in the garage. Wonder what I'll find.

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