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Cottage garden borders and floppy perennials

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:33

Helianthus lemon queen gets to 8ft and needs no staking - one for the back.  I also never need to stake my phlox, which stand 3-4 ft proud on their own.  A couple of judiciously placed shrub roses are good for things to flop on to.  Plus heleniums, echinaceas and shasta daisies all hold their own pretty well.  

I have to stake my delphiniums, oriental poppies and peonies, but not much else.

hope that helps

Dahlias as cut flowers

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:22

Thats the way   - fantastic flowers there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:20

Lizzie 

Meant to say - there is a thread called Perennials taking over all about gardening in France that you might want to take a look at - about 3 pages back now.

not sharing a dungarees pic

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:09

All this talk of frocks - i'm in dungarees with the legs chopped off to make them into shorts.  Very fetching. Chicklets bundle me into a cupboard if anyone comes to the door 

Too hot to garden - got the first bit done, but the second will have to wait til this evening.  Good load of stuff for the compost heap generated already.

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:38

I have a Duchess too - first year, no flowers yet.  Only has a trellis to scramble up, so hope she will be ok

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:36

I sneaked some cream and duckegg blue in too RM - it was the furthest i could push

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:33

Looks great Vicky - orange and purple really work together there

Dahlias as cut flowers

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:29

There is a little icon that looks like a tree - just to the right of the one you use to insert a smilie - click on that and follow the instructions to upload an existing picture from your iPad.....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:25

Morning All - lie in for me

Looks like the sun is going to hide behind the clouds here today - which is good, as i have two garden areas that need some attention, and i would have melted if i'd attempted it yesterday.  Both need a serious weed and tidy up, and some judicious hacking back too.  Thats a gardening skill that never gets enough attention in the literature.....the great hack back.  Maybe i should write a book .....

Woody - we want pictures of your awards, trophies and prize winning entries

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:17

Wonderful pics Artjak - i have never been there at the right time to see the meadows in their full glory - absolutely spectacular  Can you imagine having that (and all the rest of it for that matter) outside your back door.  The gravel garden is pretty special too.

and what a happy lot you all look - lovely

Discussions started by chicky

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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