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Any I'Dea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 13:57

I thought the orchid looked more like the common spotted one. Dactylorhiza fuchsii. ?

Whatever you've got , Percy, I would let it do its own thing. Seed is microscopic and difficult to germinate, needs sterile conditions and a special fungus that assocoates with the roots. Digging it up usually kills them. If its happy where it is I'd leave it there.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:05

I love that combination. I have Bill mackenzie growing through Philadelphus coronarius aureus, but the phildalphus is in flower now and the clematis flowers over it later on in the year.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:00

Stephen, Nut will transport a R.  Kew Beauty for you back to Peterborough.I bought this as a single plant from Bressingham gardens, many years ago. It has only ever been propagated by division so should be true to name, unlike seedlings. You will have to arrange pick up with Nut.

My order from Long Acre plants arrived this morning by courier. Excellent service for £7.50 postage. well packed plants at £6 each.

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If you want to start a collection you would do well to start here.

I thought the RHS trial report gave a lot of information. The photos show how well a single tuber will bulk up over a 5 year period. They grew them in raised beds for extra drainage and use shade fabric in high summer.

 I am adding a lot of FYM and grit to a clay soil, which is on a slope, and under the pear trees to make a new specialist bed for them.  I seem to lose hardy orchids, but I think these ginger relatives look just as good.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:08

Ideal.  Too much wind can shred the leaves, so I wouldn't put in a windy spot.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:50

Lorraine, I would go for a repot and a good feed for that. Any tomato fertiliser or miracle gro or phostrogen will help for flowers. The one in the ground had a good bucket full of FYM and some BFB. I'm not expecting this to flower until August.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:46

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 2nd year in pots.

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 Current large plant, planted out for the summer. The roots spread too much for repotting, so the frost will get this one, but cuttings will be taken off it after flowering.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:29

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 Cornus kousa chinensis

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 Papaver somniferum.."Pink chiffon"

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 Salvia patens .  grown from seed last year and overwintered in the greenhouse as a tuber. I cant get enough of this shade of blue.

Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:36

Yes.

Dead rose

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:33

Dead. Take it back and ask for a replacement'

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:31

Hi gardengirl. Is everything growing ok?

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