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Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 18:45

I consider it an art as I take particular care when finding the right place for a new plant, somewhere that will not only show it off, but one where the colour of flowers and foliage compliment the surrounding plants.As a trained florist I find that lots of the principles of design in floristry are carried forward into the garden to make a harmonious effect. Lots of people do this in their gardens without knowing anything about design, just putting things together that look good.

Dead Daphne

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 18:31

I had a Daphne mezereum that was about 7 years old and it had always flowered moderately, then one year it was smothered in masses of flowers and I was so pleased with it. Then suddenly when the flowers died off the leaves started to go yellow and within a week they had all dropped off and it was dead. I could not believe it. It was as if it had used up all it's energy and gave up the ghost. I searched online and found that they are prone to just suddenly going, even plants like mine that appear to be in excellent health. I think it was a virus of some sort. Hope yours don't do the same.

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 18:19

I've got a resident clever blackbird wo watches for the blue tits feeding at the fat balls and sits underneath on the lawn catching anything that falls down. It's as if they have come to an understanding!

Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 16:46

I bought 4 clematis at £1.85 each 2 years ago and they are good healthy plants that flowered really well last year. Just a bit of patience required and a little TLC as the plants usually have not had the best of starts in some of these shops.

Talkback: Growing woodland anemones

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 16:39

I bought a bag of A.blanda mixed last year and I'm pleased to say they put a lovely show on the rockery this spring. There should have been blue, pink and white ones in there, but only the blue ones came to flower. Do the other colours show later or was I just unlucky?


Posted: 15/04/2012 at 12:04

I grew mine from seed last year and I think I planted them out after frosts had gone, May time I think, just to be on the safe side!

Garden pinks

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 13:12

We are on clay here so our borders are full of water for a couple of months each winter, and I've never lost any of my pinks that are all round the edge. So I dont think it's the wet, more likely the type you grow, as Alina says maybe you buy annual ones.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 21:48

Hello everyone! Not used this part of the website before, but now it's forced on us all to find a way to keep in touch, I'll look forward to seeing names I know.

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