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Latest posts by chicky

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:12

I'd do it about now, but think you can leave it til end of august.

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:57

....thought i'd just lost six years of memory 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:47

They were hardy for me this winter, but I know they can sometimes be a bit iffy.  They are dead easy to strike from cuttings (they are one of the few plants i have success with) and these can be overwintered in a cool GH.  Or maybe keep them in pots plunged in the border so you can bring them in?  They are beautiful plants, so worth the effort I think

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:59

Lizzie - Staceys pics are a couple of pages back on this thread.....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:25

They sometimes take a couple of years to get going - look forward to the 2016 pics

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:19

MrsG - the clematis were Pilu, John Huxtable and multiblue - they seem to establish better for me here if I start with tiny plugs.  Very pleased with these - look very healthy - will grow them on til next spring, then let them loose

Feeling proud

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:26

Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:38

Yes, a baby one - how exciting - they keep their red heads for the whole summer.  We get them here, and it is still a thrill every time we spot them.  Love their "loopy" flight pattern too

Dwarf Delphiniums

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:29

Wills - i grow delphiniums from seed - start off in a windowsill propagator in Feb, pot on to pots in unheated GH in April, and then keep them growing in pots for the whole of their first year (mostly so i can keep an eye on them), and plant out in following spring.  Here is one of my babies in its third year ....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52301.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 So worth persevering

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:20

Knew i would miss something .....Stacey - glad you had a good day, but sorry it was not as good as before.... What did you think of the gardens?  I don't normally buy lots at shows - prefer to take leaflets and then mail order.  Having said that, i did come home with an agastache and three crocosmia (named AnnieMarie - HAD to have them!!) this year - hope they do well.  It must be a stressful experience being a plant at a show

Discussions started by chicky

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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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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