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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:54

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I have just planted another star that I'd never heard of before, Laurentia "Blue Star". Does anyone know it? Is it perennial? Never seen it in France.

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:26

Wow, what an amazing plant. Will those bananas be edible?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:43

Happy anniversary from me too.

KEF, OH's friend's wife died a few months ago, but the friend is feeling very down, that's why OH has gone to see him. But first he's gone to our flat in Eastbourne to see his old auntie in a home and to see another old friend.

I finished my half weeded bed and weeded another one. The weeds weren't as bad as I'd thought, it was plant that had finished flowering and had flopped messily. Cut them down, which left room to plant some annuals I'd saved and some of the plants I bought in England.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 16:48

Now it's all gone a bit funny and my rose is in the wrong place. Hope I haven't messed up.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 16:46

I thought I'd quote it so we could see it on the same page but it started doing it twice! I love before and after pics.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 16:44
kiwiflyer wrote (see)

I have always wanted a garden to plant vegetables and flowers, but never had the space.

However, last January I decided to build a garden from scratch, using as many "waste" materials as possible, mainly because it would be a lot cheaper.

The first 2 photos were taken mid January, with lots of junk including a few wooden plant boxes I used last year.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52165.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52166.jpg?width=350

 As the ground was covered in shingle on top of a hardcore base, I had to build a "fence" to hold the soil in, for the garden,

I used old wooden pallets cutting them into pieces and shaped them individually to make the fence.

 

After importing some decent top soil and adding some quality compost, this is what it looked like in mid March.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52167.jpg?width=350

 

 Then I started all the plants and flowers from seed in the plastic Greenhouse in the spring also using this cold frame made from a shower door.

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 So by June, most things were looking good below.

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 This is the latest "Jungle" picture, below:

I reckon I put too many plants in, but will leave a few more spaces between plants next year.

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kiwiflyer wrote (see)

I have always wanted a garden to plant vegetables and flowers, but never had the space.

However, last January I decided to build a garden from scratch, using as many "waste" materials as possible, mainly because it would be a lot cheaper.

The first 2 photos were taken mid January, with lots of junk including a few wooden plant boxes I used last year.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52165.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52166.jpg?width=350

 As the ground was covered in shingle on top of a hardcore base, I had to build a "fence" to hold the soil in, for the garden,

I used old wooden pallets cutting them into pieces and shaped them individually to make the fence.

 

After importing some decent top soil and adding some quality compost, this is what it looked like in mid March.

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:34

I grew them from seed about 4 years ago, planted them in a border. I've never dug them up and several of them have survived the winters but the bed is well drained. However, Bishop of Llandaff from a tuber died one winter.

Growing Roses

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:41

When you say had lots of flowers, do you mean this year or last year? If it had flowers this year then it's just having a break. Give it a good feed and water and it will flower again when it's ready. Can't remember with Iceberg, I know it's a repeat flowerer, but some roses flower in June then September and some roses flower in June and then on and off for the rest of the year.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:35

Oh well done, Kiwiflyer, it's looking really good. Worth all the effort.

Growing Roses

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:21

Some roses do it more than others, especially in the rain. But then they also do it if the roots get too dry. Yours is young, it will probably get better when it is more established, just make sure it doesn't get too dry in it's first year.

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