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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 21:20

Gorgeous

Heleniums growth rate ?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:56

I've always bought heleniums one at a time. On a budget and so many plants I want! My tall yellow ones are now in sizable clumps in 3 places, but they aren't at all invasive. I have Sahin's Early that I bought last year, but I won't divide it just yet and Moorheim's Beauty which I probably could divide now, and another orangey one I've forgotten the name of.

Britain's National Bird

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:52

I like robins, wrens and bluetits.

low maintance plants

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:49

Do they have to be bulbs? Tubers like Dahlias, which I think is the most colourful don't always come up reliably, can be tender, same with cannas. Lilies can be invaded with lily beetle. Why not something easy like perennial geraniums? There is a vast selection of sizes and colours and in the spring you just rake away the dead winter leaves. There are lots of pics on this site.

http://www.plantpref.co.uk/hardy-geraniums.html 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:41

Have pruned 2 climbing roses, 3 shrub ones and one HT. Cut back a Lagerstromia, 3 Perovskias, 2 Abelias, a small spirea and 2 Caryopteris. Cut down 2 asters, 1 penstemon Husker Red, and 2 heleniums. Trimmed a Cyprus tree.

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:36

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:39

It's Brahms' birthday too on 7th May.

Tree recommendations for my site please.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:47

Depends how often you water them! In SW France it can get very dry in summer and, especially the crab apples, will need a good soak every week. I have both, but they were planted over 20 years ago so I can't remember.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:35

I hope the district nurse manages to sort something out. It sounds an impossible situation.

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:22

Obelixx, there was a thread about GW  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/gardeners-world-on-tv/613368.html  but there have been a lot of posts since as people tend to post just after the programme.

I do have a big garden, can't get round to all of it, not a millionaire either. I grow seeds, take cuttings and hard landscaping is a thing of the past.

Did hellebore lady earn her living from Hellebores? If so she couldn't have been very rich.

I fell asleep in first one, (tired after being ill then gardening!) but luckily it was repeated so I recorded it, still haven't watched it.

They are always talking about small gardens. Why don't they talk about an ordinary person with a huge garden that they struggle to look after? Can't sell the house for various reasons, some to do with French inheritance laws some to do with impossible French housing market. I do love my garden though. Started planning it in 1990.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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