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Is it possible to divide Sweet Williams?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 21:59

In the past I planted lots of them: glorious foliage forever, only one bloomed very

poorly. Bought a potted one months ago, and it is still blooming, but the people

in the nursey might have used some trick to make it flower.

Is it possible to divide Sweet Williams?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 21:53

Do sweet williams need a cold winter to flower?

What´s in a rose?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:37

That´s the point. Roses are hybrids from many species, and it seems that

traditional hybrid tea roses all have young red leaves. So my new ones are

NOT hybrid teas, but hybrids of another sort (knows not what).

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:39

Hi, Mrs Garden, I'm in SouthEast Brazil. Nights are beginning to cool

here (won´t go beneath 10 degrees Celsius anyway), so I can plant winter

flowers then...

What´s in a rose?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 22:36

The third one is , in fact, red! But I have yellow and orange hybrid teas whose

leaves are all red like this, and not bronze like those I recently bought.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:00

Something diferent here in the lower half world. It is end of summer (legally, autumn)

and the middle bed is something like this (notice how I misjudged the placement of

the celosias, who overgrew and now overshadow the tall ageratum, which was

supposed to be the foil for the marigolds). My favourites are the dahlias, anyway,

drenched with cypermethrin (the dahlias, not the clothes behind!)



What´s in a rose?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 15:45

I´ve bought  two unnamed roses (first two pictures) that do not have leaves

similar to the usual hybrid teas in the garden (one of them is in the third picture).

Are they a "shrub rose"? These are not very common where I live, so I wonder

if they are newcomers?


Id and advice please.

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 06:57

In the seedling pot, most look like Brassica (from the cabbage family, google on).

The one with parted leaves should be a Convolvulacea (from the ipomoea family).

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!)


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