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Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 20:04

What size are the plants at the moment?

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 16:34

I love a rescue story! I think they are looking well considering what they have gone through. The new growth looks healthy. Dave has given you good advice. I would let them flower, take your cuttings and then ( after flowering) cut the plant back (to prevent it becoming leggy) When you cut back make sure you can see new buds or growth beneath your secateurs as if you cut too far back into the old wood the plant will not recover. You could do one half of the plant and then a couple of weeks later when you can see new growth occurring, cut the other half back. I usually do mine in late summer in order for the new growth to toughen up before the first frosts.

What am I?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:30

They self seed so once you've got one, you are bound to have more - quite often in a different colour.

Anyone know what these are?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:34

It is Solomon's seal.

Wildflower ID please

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 22:03

Wild garlic.

When you click on the image to enlarge it, it always turns the right way around - a feature I really like 

egg shell found in the garden

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:33

It is probably a starling's egg. They are pale blue in colour, plain and about 30mm in length (an inch ).

Dunnocks' eggs are a bright blue and smaller at 19mm.

Robins' eggs are white or lightly bluish white with sandy red freckles and blotches. They are about 20mm long.

weed or plant?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:30

As landgirl suggested a geranium which is a pretty weed -  easy to pull up when you don't want it but can be pretty and prevent other more problematic weeds growing in a vacant space when you do!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:48

I visited RHS Hyde Hall a couple of weeks ago. I seem to have taken mostly  close up shots of plants with their labels but have one or two more scenic ones which I (hopefully) have posted. I unfortunately didn't take any photos of the dry garden which I thought looked great even so early in the season.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44808.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44809.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:36

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=592 

The above link gives good info on dahlia growing.

I have no experience of growing chysanthemums but hopefully someone else will be able to help or use the RHS website as they always offer good advice (imo)

Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:29

This is a picture of begonia tubers. The ones you have ordered are going to grow to a big size so don't put too many in a pot. I (hopefully0 have also posted a picture of my trailing begonias last year. There are 3 tubers in each trough.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44797.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://redoubtreporter.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/begonia-tubers.jpg

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