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What to plant with a red scabious?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:49

My Knautia macedonica  are melton pastels. In shade they are 5 ft high. That plant may be a lot bigger next year. Mine alsohave a habit of falling over and need support.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:41

Dove, could you PM me your address again. I cant access all the old messages any more, so all the people I sent seeds to I have lost the addresses.

 I have put a geranium palmatum seedling in as well. it was growing in a crack by the greenhouse. It may not survive, but its pot luck.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 07:35

No Dove, you acquired seeds at Barnsdale, remember?

I'll pack a small plant in the snowdrop bulbs. Expect a parcel this week. Is there somewhere  shady it can be left if you are not in?


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 06:55

I'll put a pic of the cephalaria on. Currently eight ft high and covered in bees.

Is it only that time?

I've put a line of washing out already. Time for coffee I think.


Advice please

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 06:49

There are double and single opium poppies, the one with glaucous broad leaves. The yellow poppy with hairy leaves is a welsh poppy. There are also foxgloves. Not a bad mix for free. If you like the double peony flowered ones, pick your favourites to save for seed. Just wait until the seed head is brown before you pick it.


An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 06:44

Well, paulk2, there are quite a lot of forum members in the sheffield region. Watch out for our next trip.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:46

Well done Woody and all the other Woodgreen gardeners.

Strange male courgette flower parts

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:44

Al13, they are often like that at the beginning of the season. It is caused by inadequate pollination. Pick them off to encourage more flowers.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:40

I thought my poor excuse for a pond was too silted up for life. We meant to reline it, but then the mallards took up residence.  Today I saw a newt in there hunting, so it can't be too bad.

Dove, did you get the Cephalaria gigantea to grow?

If not, I can send you a small plant along with the snowdrops. I dug a load up this week.



Posted: 15/06/2015 at 05:38

Good morning chicky..

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