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Anenome wild swan - beware a tricky customer!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 15:29

yup they were a good size in 2l pots - I'm thinking it's soil quality combined with hot summer and not the best watering practice ..... doh ....

Anenome wild swan - beware a tricky customer!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:36

Of the 8 new (and expensive ..) anenome wild swan I planted in May, ONE and ONE only has survived! am seriously upset. It's a gorgeous plant and one by one they have curled up their toes and died. they were part of a larger new planting I put in in the early summer. I fear it may have been a combination of my heavy soil and over watering.  the casualties mostly happened following use of my lawn sprinkler. My soil is heavy but 'improved' clay and sometimes the top inch or so can seem very dry while deeper down it's really moisture retentive so this might have been the problem. My advice is to be careful with watering - don't mistake overwatering for drought!

Iceberg climber possibly mis-sold?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:29

Hi there - my first post here. I bought two white roses from a reputable nursery three years ago which were sold to me as Iceberg climbers. After a spectacular june flowering, the rose (I have two of them) has never reflowered in the three years I've had it. The flowering tends to be concentrated in June/late May and I assiduously dead head (cutting the stems down a few leaf nodes each time) I give the same treatment to other roses in the garden all of which reflower. I'm seriously considering grubbing these roses out as I really don't want a 'one hit wonder' and I selected iceberg because of its repeat flowering promise. I'm no expert but this characteristic sounds more like a rambler than a climber. Is there such a thing as an Iceberg rambler?? If I grub em out this winter and given they've been in the ground only three years, might it still be ok to replace with another rose without risking (too much ..) rose replant disease? any comments gratefully received!

 

Allium seeds

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 17:21

Hi Bobbie - it's possible to grow allium from seed however you need some patience and a place to keep them while they grow into flowering plants which could take some years. depending on the variety, they may not come true to type either .... they are expensive to buy as bulbs so if you're the patient type, this could be for you! otherwise, if you're like me and like instant va va voom, go for the bulbs ...

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Anenome wild swan - beware a tricky customer!

disaster with new planting 
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Iceberg climber possibly mis-sold?

no repeat bloom on white 'climber' 
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