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What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:38

It's  a vastly underrated plant because it's everywhere NJ, but none the worse for that. I just bought three of the prostrate kind for a feature on my back fence so the bees and later the birds can enjoy it. It's great for poor soil areas. I had some at the foot of a large maple in  a previous garden - it didn't do as well as it would have done in a better location, but it got enough sun and nutrition to produce flowers and berries and earn it's keep 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:13

Morning all. Am i too late for tea fidget?

Glad you had a good day BL. You must be very weary.

Off for a quick look round before I get outside for a while 

Cherishing Churchyards Week

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 18:56

Scott - I think that's stunning. What a beautiful church. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:44


Another thread - poster has probs with buds dropping off his sweet peas. Can you help?

Should have said - it's called 'Sweet pea heads dropping off' and poster has looked on this thread to try and find a solution.

KEF and me are too thick to know what to do....

Sweet pea heads dropping off

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:26

Sorry - I went out..

As KEF  says - David will be a lot more help than me Try hard. I'm sure he'll be back on sometime soon and will know the questions to ask as well as the answers! 

Sweet pea heads dropping off

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 14:09

Don't know what to suggest 

It's not something I've encountered before. Have you grown them successfully in the same places before? I wonder if there's not enough nutrition for them.

Can I grow a Clematis alongside a Virginia Creeper?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:46

I'd keep the VC for the wall and have the Clematis elsewhere. The autumn colour on a wall is beautiful.

Sweet pea heads dropping off

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:41

Are they in the ground or in pots? I only ask because in pots they might be congested if you have a lot of them, and therefore they could be  short of food and water, and in the ground it could be slug/snail damage. Regular picking usually means more flowers, not less. 

DavidK is the SP expert but I don't know if he's around today.

My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:36

Didn't realise you were a Scot Lavande 

LH - I used to travel a lot to various shows all round the country. Our Scottish accents were often taken for Irish...not really sure why!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:33

That's a great bargain Tray. They didn't have any clematis that I wanted last time I was there. EV's a lovely clematis and flowers like mad. 

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