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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:21

I love the scent of the flowers. It looks healthy enough to me.

Dahlias

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:19

You put dahlias out after the risk of there being a frost, so normally not until mid May. The tubers can be started earlier in pots in a greenhouse.

Should planter be "self-contained" or open at the bottom?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:17

I think open would be better too. It would need to have some openings anyway for drainage.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:14

How big are they? Did you buy plug plants or fully grown plants? When I bought 6 plug plants they weren't that big until the second year. I also bought one in a pot from the GC and it was quite big in it's first year.

Carrots

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:46

They don't like being transplanted either.

Clematis for a south facing border

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:43

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45232.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

I find this site a great help when choosing clematis. https://www.google.co.uk/#q=taylors+clematis

I bought Dr. Ruppel under a year ago, it seems to like the sun.

 

Dying Rhododendron

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:35

Mine looked like that when it was waterlogged. Is it in acid soil? Doesn't like alkali. Those aren't limestone chippings are they? They don't like limestone.

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:44

Jerusalem artichokes give you terrible wind!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:35

More lovely photos.

david spikes said "lizzie beautiful roses and is that aurinia saxatile as a climber? nice."

Yes it is, the garden is terraced with stone walls. It is in the bed above the wall, hoping that it would tumble down the wall. It wasn't fully out yet. Can't get used to it being aurinia instead of alyssum!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:26

You were all talking about cheese and dreams. I said I rarely eat cheese and I rarely remember dreams. But last night, having eaten at the WOK place for lunch, I said I wasn't hungry and wasn't making a meal. At about 9.30pm OH appeared bearing a tray with cheese on toast for two. In the night I had a horrible dream that I looked out of the bedroom window and there was a huge tsunami wave covering the garden. It swept in through the bedroom window and then OH and I were swimming towards each other. I woke up.

We are 3 hours from the sea! But I forgot to turn the sprinkler off in the veggie garden until 11pm. I'd put it on at 8pm and only meant to leave it 30 mins.

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