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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:04

Artjak - it's the first time I've grown them - if I remember correctly I sowed into a half-tray and germinated them under a clear plastic lid on the south-east facing windowsill in the dining room - in late April I think - then pricked out into modules and put them in the mini-greenhouse - then they went into fibre pots and were hardened off outside before planting into the big pot - they seemed quite straightforward but it has been a lovely summer for plants that like it warm and sunny 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:38

Oh, sorry she's sideways - new programme on new laptop   Hopefully if you click on it it will turn the right way up!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:37

The star in my garden at the moment is my wigwam of Black Eyed Susan, grown from seed, on our front porch - she keeps getting compliments from the postmen and people calling with collecting tins etc

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60516.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

Chocolate Vine climber Akebia Quinata

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:19

Thought you'd be interested

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:17

Me too.  What time are you thinking of arriving?

Chocolate Vine climber Akebia Quinata

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:13

Hi JuUK

I've not grown an akebia, but I thought you might like to see the pictures of the one we saw on our visit to West Acre Gardens yesterday

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60505.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60506.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 The flowers may be small, but just look at those seed pods!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:58

You keep goats!?   I used to keep goats - I had Golden Guernseys, English Guernseys and British Saanans.  Ma kept a couple of Toggenburgs.  I love goats.

What sort of goats do you have?

How to beat this weed?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:52

Hard to tell from this distance whether that's foxgloves or something from the borage family (comfrey/alkanet etc).

Can we have a closer picture or two of stems/leaves please

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:31

I'd do it once the leaves have fallen. Prepare the site well and when you dig them take as large a rootball as possible.  Lift the rootball and slide it onto a sheet of plastic or binbag and drag it to the new site to keep the soil around the rootball as intact as possible.

I'd try to do it without cutting back the branches, but you may need to shorten them a bit and tie them up to make it easier to handle.

Water in and mulch with leafmould and it should be fine.

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