Latest posts by fidgetbones

Dead heading Lavender

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:07

Did you soak the rootball before planting?. Tease out a few roots so they can explore the surrounding soil?  Drooping heads to me mean lack of water. Removing flower heads now will not get flowers later.

Calla lily

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:59

It is Ok next to a north facing window, but not in a south facing or bright sunshine, it will scorch,.

Unknown plant help!

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:55

Houttuynia cordata . If you crush the leaves they are said to smell like bitter oranges.  They can be a nuisance in wet boggy soil, but easily removed in sandy soil.

Mind the gap!

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:41

It is a bit late for seeds this year, but scattering a packet or two of poppy seed will fill the gaps. However, this year I would fill it with  annual bedding plants .eg Cosmos, marigolds, tagetes, nemesia, godetia. even collarette dahlias.  Markets and garden centres have loads at the moment.

Can anyone identify this for me please?

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:34

The local council often use them to edge beds. They flower well for a good few weeks in Spring, usually surrounding tulips.

Calla lily

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:31

Try repotting it into a slightly larger pot, feed and water it and keep it outside but not in direct sunshine. It will usually die down to a bulb towards September. Keep it dry and frost free  over winter, repot the bulb  next spring and repeat.

Ugly phormis flowers

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:20

Yes. I quite like them ,and I  let them flower, they look like bunches of bananas, then the black seed pods hang down to provide some structural interest. But if you don't like them, cut them off as low down as you can reach.

Can anyone identify this for me please?

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:03

I used to grow bellis daisies as bedding plants and I always treated them as biennials.  The newer ones are much more double than they used to be if that  makes sense.


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 19:33

Not sure why this is on the Monty thread. Apart from presenting the evening programme, the actual gardens are nothing to do with him.

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