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Slow coach hardy geraniums

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:23

I might be barking up completely the wrong tree Verdun, but it's the only way I could make sense of the various things Tingly was saying in his post - and heaven knows, I've muddled plants up plenty of times before now - it's easily done

Slow coach hardy geraniums

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:54

I'm puzzled

You talk about them being in a greenhouse and you speak of a variety Apricot Shades.

I don't know of a Geranium Apricot Shades and I can't find one online anywhere, but I do know of a Begonia Apricot Shades, and certainly you would be starting them off in a greenhouse, whereas a hardy geranium would usually live outside all year round.

Are you confused, or am I?


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:35

Panda, glad you're able to revert to Plan A - hope it all goes well and everyone has a fantastic time

I've been soooooooooooooooooo busy   Went to the GC to pay for my half-price shedlet (well, it's quite a small shed) - spent most of what I'd saved on plants for  the tubs, osteospermums, petunias, verbenas and something else I can't remember, all in shades of pink, bluey-purple, white and mixtures of the same, and some silver leaved cineraria    I haven't planted them up yet, but I have pricked out the last tomatoes, sown some peas and PSB, and spot treated the weeds in the front lawn that look as if they've survived the lawn treatment of a couple of weeks ago.  I've also spent an inordinate amount of time hand-feeding our friendly pair of robins

We've also waved goodbye to a pine double bed frame that's been lurking in our garage looking for a new home for ages - one of OH's colleagues has just moved home and needed a temporary bed rather than share a futon with a toddler - her lovely Italian uncle arrived and fitted the whole thing into his little Alpha Romeo hatchback - we have a fraction more space in the garage

Then, in one of those strange serendipity moments, we  had an 'Italian supper' , a pizza Quatro Stagioni with a tomato, artichoke and mozzarella salad, and of course I had my customary Campari and soda 

Identification needed

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:12

You're thinking of Cytysus battandieri Fg - the foliage has soft grey down on it, and the blooms are different, clustered together so they look a bit like pineapples. 

One of my favourite plants.  Yarrow's plant isn't that.


identification please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:02

Think that's a definate possibility Marilyn

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 15:19

Wonky!  The difference you've made is phenomenal!!!  You must be so pleased!!!   It's looking soooooooooooo pretty!  And the new-sown grass is looking very green!

What are the yellow flowers in the tub?

Shy raspberries

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 13:44

I agree with Blairs - the autumn fruiting raspberries seem worse re 'spreading' than any summer varieties I've known before.  Dig in some sort of barrier.

Cherry Morello (dwarf) lack of leaves.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 13:20

The ultimate height will depend on which rootstock it's on. 

Some info here on cherry trees, rootstocks and controlling the size etc.


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 13:05

Not your fault LilyP - one of the drawbacks of being a blackbird   She may well return and continue to use the nest.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:03
KT53 wrote (see)

Dovefromabove, I have no objection to advertising hoarding etc being on view.  I'm quesitoning why the BBC actually does the advertising as I stated above.

I don't see it as advertising - simply stating a fact.  Think Match of the Day refers to the Barclays Premier League or whatever it's called nowadays doesn't it?  And the Stella Artois Tennis Tournament?

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