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Forget me not

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:45

One thing I do know is that once you've got them you'll never be without them! I had some seeds 40 years ago and I've got hundreds of them coming up year after year. They will just drop seeds and keep growing  new plants.

Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:34

Not sure it's a native but my ceanothus is massed with blue flowers and has a constant hum as there must be 50 bees on it at any one time. My blue scabious has the biggest bumble bees on it that I have ever seen! The aquilegias are fantastic this year as well and always being visited by the bees, and the lithodora on the rockery is covered with them as well. Are any of these plants native to us?

WHAT TREES CAN BE PLANTED AND KEPT IN POTS ?

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:28

I've got a eucalyptus in a pot. The small leaved variety, very dainty. I've kept it like a round lollypop shape on one tall stem. I did not want to plant in the garden and have a 50ft monster like a neighbour of mine! I've also done the same with a bay tree which stands about 5ft tall. How high were you hoping to go? Remember that the taller the tree, the deeper the roots want to go, which may be restrictive if they're in pots.

daisy id

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:21

Yes I've got a salsify seedling coming up in the middle of my rockery. Not the ideal place but I just wanted to collect the seeds from it for my wildflower garden. It's standing about 2ft tall with long thin leaves so that may be what you've got.

ps. my sympathies with you about getting a photo on here, I just can't seem to do it either!

What's up with my sunflower?

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:15

I saw your photo frrom the other posting, and it reminded me of a hebe cutting I had grown that also was covered with black stuff. I discovered it was sticky and sooty, caused by aphids. Once I'd sprayed it it eventualy recovered. Have a close look at your sunflowers, it may be something similar.

Solanum Crispum

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:06

I've never deadheaded mine, as I only usually do that to my annuals, and this is a shrub really. I hope someone else has a better explanation for you.

Poorly Aucuba

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:37

I've given it a haicut and forked the soil around it as it was impacted and solid after drying out. We are due some rain here in Essex tonight so that should freshen it hopefully.Fingers crossed it survives.

Poorly Aucuba

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 21:48

Thanks Pam, I always thought Aucubas were invincible as they seem to grow in some very poor soil in town centre beds and the like. But I suppose mine has gone from being drowned,(the clay soil was flooded for weeks) to scorching in the sun. The poor thing has had a bad time of it. I lost a 2yr old clematis montana as well because of the wet conditions. I do hate losing something I've nurtured don't you? 

Poorly Aucuba

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:59

Just noticed my Aucuba plant that's been in the garden about 4 years, has wilted all over and the top 3 inches of each branch has turned black! It has been in a part of the garden that was flooded before this hot spell. Could it be the difference in conditions that's damaged it? Not sure whether to water it or feed it or cut it back. Help please!

watering garden with water from a shower

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 21:08

I stand a small bucket in the shower with me which collects the cold water before it warms up, and if placed just right will catch quite a bit as I move around. I never put the water on veg or newly planted items if it's soapy, but the established plants do'nt seem to mind.

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