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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:26

We have just come back from our 15 day holiday (went to England, West Country, parts rather similar to Dordogne where I live). Everything has grown amazingly. Unfortunately, so have the weeds. It was all beautiful for my Open Day on 7th June and now thistles are thigh high and in flower!

Anyway, the star is geranium psilostemon, which I planted last autumn, it was in flower for my Open Day and is still in flower. 2nd is Echium "Blue Bedder" that I grew from seed, beautiful and so blue, but it has flopped over onto the lawn and will all need staking, about 12 plants.

Winter / Next Spring Bedding

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:17

I have those in the beds, but the bedding goes in pots around the house.

Free Ladybird Poppies are purple

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:01

I hope they aren't the wrong seeds. I sowed the packet I had and I was keeping the free packet for next year.

Winter / Next Spring Bedding

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:59

I don't start sowing yet for winter bedding. Living in Dordogne the height of summer is too hot, I sow end of August, wall flowers, forget-me-nots (but often they seed themselves), bellis daisies. I order viola and pansy plug plants early September which arrive in October.

Problem clematis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:52

My Nelly Moser in a pot did that, I thought I'd fed it but perhaps I forgot. I gave it a good dose of rose fertiliser and a good watering and it starting growing healthier leaves. They are greedy plants and a clematis grower told me that they like a really good soak, at least a gallon, every week when it's hot and dry.

Gardening

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:43

Agree with the others that it will be easier if you water it. In my garden weeding is an on going thing, my beds would look like that if I hadn't weeded them several times since last summer, much easier to hoe or pull the weeds out when young than to leave them to mature. Weeding is just part of gardening and has to be done regularly to have a tidy garden.

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:28

It's looking really good. If you get hot dry spells over a long period, though, I would worry about not watering at all.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:45

Hello Chicky, not quite home yet, in our pied a terre flat in Eastbourne, but finished exploring in Shropshire and Worcestershire. Leaving England on Sunday, staying night with son near Orleans then back to Dordogne on Monday.

Your garden is looking lovely. What are the little blue stars? Laurentia?? So pretty.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:27

Great progress gardeningfantic, I remember your pics before.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:30

Don't worry Mrs. G, for some months now my photos don't appear in the order I put them and I never know where the writing will turn up!

Osteospermums never survive the winter in Dordogne.

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