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Camera Corner

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 16:30

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 This orchid looks like a creature.

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This passionflower was the size of a 10p piece! But still perfect. 

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 Banana plant.

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 I loved the reflection from the glass roof.

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Taken in August at Kew Gardens. This was hanging down but I don't know how to turn it on here. Banana flower.

Well worth  a visit if you've never been. I took hundreds of photos but won't bore you with any more!

Hebe Black Knight

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:45

I've grown a good sturdy bush from a cutting, now about 2ft tall, but I still have not had a single flower on it yet. Am I expecting too much too soon? It must be 3-4 years old now, but do they not flower till they are older? Maybe someone can help Thanks

Hebe Help!!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:05

I have about 12 different ones in my garden and I'm on clay soil. They all do very well even the one in the bed that gets flooded after heavy rain, although that one must be 20 years old, so it's got used to it. The only one that hasn't flowered yet is Black Knight, but that's only been in 2 years and grown from a cutting, so no very big. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though as it's a late flowering one. So I suggest anyone with clay soils put some grit in the hole when planting. But I love this family of shrubs. Something for any place, Some grow tall , some short, spreading or upright , even some suitable for rockeries. With flowers that go on and on, what more could you ask for?

scilla peruviana

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:03

Eventually I've done as you suggested. there was one very large bulb in the centre and 6 others around it. After pulling them apart I've put the big one on it's own in a pot with new compost and the others all a 13inch pot together until they mature enough to flower. I gave everything a good liquid feed, like I do with my Lilies in pots after they've flowered. Fingers  crossed I may get one to flower next year.

Garden Birds

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:28

Yes I agree VS . I have 5 empty water butts as it hasn't rained since 7th June. We have stuff in the greenhouse and about 40 planters to water, that's without the borders being so dry. I've taken to standing a bucket in the shower with me to catch the spray, Each time rain is forecast we miss it. Lots forecast for Essex tomorrow, but will we miss it again? I hope not

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 22:11

I've heard of people using carpet offcuts. As long as the water can soak through, but a certain amount would hold in to keep the soil moist. Not tried it myself though so don't know how successful it is.

scilla peruviana

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:04

Had this given to me 4 years ago with a beautiful flower on it. Have nurtured it since in a pot but never another bloom. From the leaves it looks as if it has made several small plants instead of one big bunch of leaves together. What should I do with it?

Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:24

Yes that's exactly what it looks like. I'll remove all problem flowers and hope to catch it in time. Thank you

unknown plant

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:22

My Viburnums don't suffer with those beetles either. Perhaps they haven't discovered some plants yet!

Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:50

Some of my day lilies have flower buds that don't open and they just look fat and rounded, with a strange coloration. Any ideas what it is?

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