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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 ....


 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

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 19:53

Ggirl - your compost bin names made me laugh

John - good to see you back after your epic journey - garden is looking spectacular with all those nasturtiums

potted up my "free" clematis that arrived yesterday, and all my new delphiniums are now in monster pots.  I think they would get lost if I planted them out now, so will keep them in pots and wait ti spring, when they will have a fighting chance of growing up with everything else.

just had a power cut, so am posting something i wrote a couple of hours ago - its probably all out of sequence, so apologies if there has been news i have not commented on

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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