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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:19

We have hedges and grass (his domain).

The rest he calls Plants (my domain)

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:11

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:43

Well they came in differing states, but basically, I wiped them with acetone to clean off the Mr sheen. Then I washed them in neat fairy liquid and left them to soak in the bath. Then they got brassoed using an electric toothbrush to get in the cracks. Then washed again. Then a nice buff up with brasso on a cloth. Lots of elbow grease.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:31

Most of my bud vases I get from charity shops. They often have real crystal ones for a couple of quid each. The copper jugs I got off eBay for the wedding. They took a lot of polishing.

Transplanting "Bee" orchids

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 15:43

I would prepare an area for them, and plant the whole pot as it is, with as much of the pot soil as possible. Lose the lilies, easily replaced. The area needs to be moisture retentive, but free draining.  I would do it in the spring, as they start into growth.

Please help ID

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 12:25

One of the Willowherbs I think.

Weed with lots of seed.

Last edited: 11 June 2016 12:26:01

Plant identification

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 12:22

I can't open the first picture.

why only one bud on tree peony this year

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 08:29

Beautiful flower. I bought a bartzella, intermediate ,last year. It had a couple of flowers last year, but none this year. I assume it is settling and growing bigger and better for next year.

What do I do now?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 08:16

 I think it's just died, possibly helped on its way by pruning at the wrong time. Take it out, and see if there is room for a good replacement, maybe holly , that would be more amenable to being hacked at.

You have a lovely drive and mature trees.


Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:16

They will still be Agapanthus, and similar to the parent, but if a sneaky bee has been around, there is likely to be some variation.

If you want it true to name, you have to vegetatively propagate, by splitting the plant.

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