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Orange alstromeria

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:56
I have a 5 foot orange A. Flaming Star. It's so bright it hurts your eyes ! I love it as does everyone who sees it. It does spread but I wouldn't call it a thug. Just restrict it when you're weeding in Spring.

Which Ligularia?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:21
The deep purple leaves of Ligularia Britt Marie Crawford provide a good season long contrast with other ligularias.

Purple loosestrife

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 14:29

I have had one for some years - growing in a wild flower meadow, in rough grass, on heavy clay soil. It has clumped up a bit, but in that situation I have not noticed any seedlings.


fruit trees

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 15:03

You put greasebands around the trunks in autumn to stop certain wingless moths climbing into the trees to lay their eggs. In spring these eggs turn into caterpillars which eat the leaves. On occasion they have stripped the leaves of my cherry tree almost completely - but grease bands do prevent this happening. You can buy them from most garden centres in the autumn.

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Talkback: Caring for naturalised bulbs

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 12:36
What and when should I feed bulbs naturalising in rough grass ?
I have daffodils, crocus, camassia, fritillaries, spanish bluebells and scilla.
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