Busy-Lizzie


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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:00

I'm just about to plant some out in my gravel bed if it would only stop raining!

whats eating my runner bean leaves

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:54

I had a problem, my bean leaves were being eaten up to chest high - it was deer! Could it be rabbits? My veggie garden now has a high fence.

Plant advice

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:48

I agree about painting the fence one colour, but I prefer a paler green. Personal taste, I don't care for dark fencing.

Then grow some climbers. There is a huge selection of clematis, some of which are evergreen, http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/ or honeysuckle could be good and will smell nice, doesn't mind shade either.

As for evergreen shrubs there is choisya or the golden Choisya Sundance, photinia Red Robin, euonymus fortuniae, which come in various variegated sorts and are easy to grow, eleagnus "Gilt Edge". They can all be trimmed to keep them to the right size and shape.

plant id please

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:39

I don't think it minds a shady spot, I have them in shade. Either it's hungry or they are old leaves and you need to cut them off and let new ones grow. Give it some organic fertiliser anyway.

Perennial Planting

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:35

I have to admit I do what Jim Macd does, I plant as soon as I think the plant will manage outside in a bed, I don't keep potting on - unless I've run out of room! I find that plants grow better in flower beds than in pots and need less maintenance.

But then in Dordogne if you go out for a day in summer everything in small pots is completely dried up when you get home. Which is why I've given up doing hanging baskets.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:25

Of course no one minds, LesleyK. This is chat for everyone who wants to pop in.

Chelsea...........now and then

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:23

I just posted on the other Chelsea thread, but perhaps it belongs here as you have been discussing the presentation on TV. I agree with Mrs. Garden on the page before this.

I have to admit that I always end up being rather disappointed with the TV coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. I've seen quite a few of the programmes, but I haven't seen nearly enough of the show gardens, especially the small ones and the ones that didn't win gold medals. There is an awful lot of chat and interviewing of celebrities and growers. I want to see plants, not people! People are on all the other TV programmes

I also agree with some of you here (or was it the other thread?) that some of the planting in the show gardens, although very pretty and I like it, is very samey, similar styles, colour schemes and choice of plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:14

If it stinks that bad it's probably rotting. Sown far too thickly and overwatered. Sow some more with son this weekend.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:10

I have to admit that I always end up being rather disappointed with the TV coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. I've seen quite a few of the programmes, but I haven't seen nearly enough of the show gardens, especially the small ones and the ones that didn't win gold medals. There is an awful lot of chat and interviewing of celebrities and growers. I want to see plants, not people! People are on all the other TV programmes.

Do I need to feed Cherry tree?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:24

http://www.palmhunters.be/shops/palmhunters/681573-2.jpg

 

Is it a yellow and pink variety? Like "Napoleon"

 

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