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Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 11:22

Erigeron glaucus is a favourite. I know it grows everywhere once you've got it but it's so dainty and I love the shades of pink turning to white. Mind you I am a daisy nut, and another fav is Esther Reed- Leucanthemum really, so I'm cheating.!

Hypericum Magical Red Star Pruning?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 11:18

Although I've had this growing for a few years I've not been able to find out when I should cut this back. I usually take about a third off the top each spring, but the clump is getting taller and taller. So I'm wondering if I'm not cutting enough off. Anyone out there got one as well. I love it for the red berries, that turn black and look fabulous with a frost on them. So it has a good interest all year.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:37

Favourite 'C's' caryopteris, coreopsis,(bloom for ages) and couldn't live without my clematis' or ceanothus. Then onto 'D's' all forms of dianthus family.

primrose attack

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:24

Mine are all nibbled as well, even the polyanthus coloured ones, but we never see a sparrow here so it must be a favourite of another bird as well.

had your final frost yet - taking a gamble?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:16

Essex here should be warmer from now on, but I've even known a frost early May on a warm year. No knowing if we'll have one later, but for now I'm keeping fingers crossed and will get the seedlings off the windowsills and into the cold greenhouse.

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:13

Don't panic Olivedog, that's not a willow, just a hazel, with those catkins. It will probably grow to about 10ft maximum depending on the variety. It still may be wise to move it away from the house a bit though. Good luck

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:52

A word of warning- make sure you put it somewhere suitable as they can get very big over time. I grew mine from a twig no fatter than a pencil, that I cut off my Mum in laws tree. 40 years later it was 40ft tall with a trunk that's 18inches across at waist height. We had 10ft taken off the top 2 years ago to reuduce the shade, but it is still a magnificent  specimen.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:42

I fully support him for being honest! If he had told us all to go ahead and plant during the cold spell we would all be complaining to the BBC for his bad advice. He should be praised for telling us the best advice. Most of us hardened gardeners knew not to plant but the novices need that sort of advice, or they would have disasters and be put off gardening for the future!

Buddleja Identification

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:34

Sounds like my Lochinch. Flowers are a lilac/blue colous and pretty grey leaves.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 17:49

Dry and sunny here all weekend. Cut the back lawn for the first time and pruned the Buddleia at last. Supposed to be cold and windy next week here in Essex, so hope I haven't done any damage. Just had to get out there as I've missed gardening so much this winter!

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