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Another ID too

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:32

Have you got any verbascum around...?


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 21:27

My climate is warm, but since you are bringing your mandevilla in, I guess you

can do the same as I do, and prune it hard (some 8 or 10 inches above ground).

Botanical name

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:14

After some (painful) research, I came across Serissa japonica variegata 'pink fairy',

though the bark colour seems diferent.

Can someone help ID these 2 small flowers.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 15:23

The second looks like Agrostemma githago (corncockle).

3 flowering plants for ID, please.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 15:20

Two options (not identical) for number 2: melampodium paludosum, or, if the

flowers are bigger than the former, zinnia marylandica (like 'profusion').

First Delphinium Jubilee Ever

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 21:04

In fact, the ball game is the same (football...), and, yes, my garden, cool and damp,

is a prolifig slug nursery. But NATO-like methaldehyde bombing has saved (most of)

my plants from this devil-sent pest! (don´t worry, I´m not moving to Britain, as half

the world seems to; in fact, I wouldn´t survive two days in British weather.... But if

you want some exotic Brazilian slugs, I can send you a few!)

First Delphinium Jubilee Ever

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 20:09

My garden is very idiosyncratic, somewhat like a lukewarm greenhouse: cool enough

to grow temperate plants like delphiniums and pansies, but not cold enough to avoid

greenhouse pests like scale insects, and specially, broad or 'cyclamen' mites. They

deform plants, fading flower colour and turning leaves brown. I can´t grow dahlias,

for example. And in Brazil, acaricides aren´t easily bought by home gardeners.

First Delphinium Jubilee Ever

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:43

It looks clumsy, but it is my first delphinium (and it is blue!), I want to share this

picture with you (the others are just beginning to grow flower stalks, will the mites

eat them?).



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 18:10

Wonderful plants, Mattbeer. The chrysanthemum is specially gorgeous.

I wanted to give this zinnia a try, but the price was beyond my league.

It is certainly worth it (at least in your hands!).

An almost all year garden and plant mixing

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:59

I don´t know if I can help, but don´t forget to add some blending plants with spring

bulbs, like aubretia, myosotis, lobularia, baby´s breath, to disguise dying bulb flowers.

Crocus (for spring, mostly) and colchicum (for autumn) are good filler bulbs, since

they occupy very little space, and are nice in containers. Dahlias don´t care much

about transplanting; if you feel space is scarce, plant the tubers in separate pots,

and put them in place in early summer. Don´t forget they take a lot of space! If your

garden is blessed with good sunlight, try gladioli to add some height; oriental lilies

are easier. Ornithogalum, liriope and nerine for late summer.

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