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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.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 21:42

GG I'm Liz really so Lizzie would be better than just Busy!

Garden design for a new build

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:23

I think putting in some curves would be good, as punkdoc says, and bringing a bed out into the lawn, perhaps as you get near one of the corners, to encercle an area where you could either gravel or pave it and use it for a seating area. Build an arch or a pergola to give shade and height and grow some climbing plants over it. You could have a water feature or pond as well. How slopey is the slope? Could it be used for a waterfall to go into a pond, or is that too ambitious? Have you planted any bulbs?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:08

This morning did some tidying and pruning and deadheading of kitchen terrace, plants and shrubs I mean, not the terrace! Then we went out to lunch, lovely, haddock mousse and Coronation Chicken in Friend's shady garden, but very hot today. Did the watering then watched Tatton. Now it's 9.10pm, French time and it's still 31°. Gardener's World in 20 mins.

dead wisteria but possible

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:57

This happened to me too. I had a really big old wisteria with very scented double flowers. It died and when I found it's trunk was rotten I scraped it a bit and there was a huge larva inside. I thought that had killed it but now I think it was something else and that was a stag horn beetle larva that lives in rotten wood.

Anyway, new shoots started coming out of the ground. They grew quite quickly and within 2 or 3 years they had huge long single flowers, slightly scented. That must have been from the original root stock. I've trained it up the wall and over the balcony rail above and I'm very pleased I did. It's lovely and I dug up another suckering bit and planted it in another place up a post about 4 years ago and it has flowered too.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28212.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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