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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 21:40

Hate to sound silly, Dave, but what are those trees in the hedge of numbers 3 & 4?

(Congratulations, by the way. Was amazed...)

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 21:29

Gardenning Granny, I grew 'Bella' from a packet seeds, and only 5 came to life!

I can´t imagine why they are so miserly with them, as my established plants produce

lots of (absolutely identical) children (must have a hundred seeds by now!)



Posted: 03/11/2014 at 21:20

I have Arizona Sun, and it definitely flops! It is about three years old now, and it

has spread to 4 square feet...



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.

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First Delphinium Jubilee Ever

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Baffled Pink

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Seedling Unknown

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