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Sisyrinchium striatum

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

Thanks Berghill

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 10:06

Now I'm showered and dressed it's turned quite overcast outside and the forecast says we may get some heavy rain this morning and it will then brighten up this afternoon.  I was going to take the hosepipe around to the front garden to give the border there a soaking, but maybe I'll wait and see what happens ...

Rose help please

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 09:09

Not sure why Constance Spry has lost her perfume - it could be down to the weather conditions this year perhaps, but that being said I'm finding this to be a good year for fragrance. 

As for a rose for your arch - have a look at Rosa Buff Beauty http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/english/Showrose.asp?Showr=76

perfumed, repeat flowering and beautiful with great foliage too.  Not thorny so great for an arch.

Sisyrinchium striatum

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 09:04

I love this plant as it grew in a beautiful garden I once knew - I grew it for the first time this year from two small plugs bought on Ebay.  They've grown really really well and have been covered in flowers, however the flowers are nearly over.

There seem to be two schools of thought

  1. cut the whole plant hard back now (a bit like bearded irises), or
  2. cut out the dead flower stalks and remove any discoloured leaves now, and then cut hard back and divide in the spring

Your thoughts please

The reason I'm not weeding

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 08:55

The west facing front border has a lot of chickweed in it at the moment - and I'm not going to weed it out just yet - in this hot dry weather the chickweed is acting as a mulch, keeping the sun off the clematis roots and helping to prevent evaporation when I've done the watering.

When the weather cools down the chickweed is easily removed, and if it's self-seeded it won't be a big problem to hoe the seedlings out next spring.

Just thought I'd let you know, there are good reasons for not weeding the garden ... sometimes

Climbing Roses

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 08:50

I think I'd leave the perennials as they are now, then move them when you transplant the roses into bigger containers in the autumn

But make sure the roses are getting enough water - leaf cover over the pot from the perennials will keep any rain away from the rose roots.

Hanging a pot

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 08:45

I think we need photos

double helping of Monty

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 08:37
Buttercupdays wrote (see)

Dishevelled cottage? Got that in spades. ...

We're doing 'dishevelled cottage' quite well too at the moment

Rats and Mice in my garden!

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 08:33

Glad you're getting it sorted.  I wouldn't chuck the vegetables, but if it puts your wife's mind at rest

I've always said that decking provides the perfect home for rats I blame Alan Titchmarsh

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 08:28
My garden early this morning ...
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Dappled morning light

 

 

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Clematis viticella Venosa Violacea

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The shady corner with pottet ferns, hellebores and a pulmonaria waiting to be planted.

 

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Hosta Blue Angel and Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'

 

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David Austin rose 'Mayflower' and Geranium 'Rozanne'

 

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By the pond

 

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Rio Negra lilies and the grapevine by the terrace

 

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 I love the dappled light in this garden in the mornings

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Renamed 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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