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Plant identification

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:47

Some clematis adapt to pots better than others, I have 4 in pots. They usually like their feet in shade and their heads in the sun. If it's in a pot make sure you feed and water it well, they are hungry plants.

My flowers ..

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:42

And a magnificent one, Hazel!

What a lot of colourful gorgeousness Verdun.

"What is this ? "

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:35

That is puzzling. A seed head?

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:31

It did rain yesterday, so it looks a bit fresher today. The colours come and go, the long border, which is 20m x 2m, was quite yellow and red with Lychnis Chalcedonica, Monarda Cambridge Scarlet and Lysimachia Punctata, has changed colour and will soon be full of white phlox and yellow rudbeckias. In June it was more pink with Albertine roses and pink geraniums. In the autumn there will be pink and purple Michaelmas daisies.

I don't ban any colours, I like orange with purples, reds and blues, zingy. Never looks as bright in the photos as it does in real life.


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:18

Have done some gardening today, but it's getting hot again.

Dove, I don't think your hair is quite the right colour for Robert Mugabe  I have a lovely Kaftan, but I was 2 stone lighter when I used to wear it

Having a selection of salads with smoked salmon tonight.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:11

Been cooler the last few days. Have finished weeding the upper middle bed, have weeded, dead headed and staked in the end bed and have weeded a bit and pruned in the lower middle bed. Have harvested veg, runner beans in full swing, and done a lot of watering.

Plant identification

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 16:00

Think it's a clematis.

Cut flower ID

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 15:52

Phacelia lasts a long time in water. I once used it as green manure, but it was so pretty I picked them.

ideas on what to plant

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 15:47

Sounds as though you need plants for dry shade, such as Brunnera, Foxgloves, Geranium Macrorrhizum  and Phaeum, Dryopteris ferns, Euphorbia Robbiae, Epimedium.

Is it just me?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 15:41

I don't, because I put one end of the hosepipe into the watering can so that when I walk about I don't waste any water. The hose spray takes ages to water enough and the hose on it's own blasts the compost out of the pots.

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