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Peony help needed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:11

Some beautiful new tree poppy cultivars are coming out of Japan. I have the very old fashioned P.delavayi species. It has multiple  woody stems  all winter, unlike herbaceous paeonies which go below ground to a rootstock in winter.

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:05

I grow cosmos in 3inch pots and plant out at about 9 inch tall.

I have a few that cannot go in their space yet, so I have potted them on in 6 inch pots.

That way they will have a good woody stem when they go out and resist the slugs better.

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:35

Wasn't AlanTitchmarsh on ITV last year with a "love your garden" series?

The third series I believe.  Someone paid for some very expensive gardens.probably the advertisers.

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:16

Take a torch and kill a few slugs while you're at it

Can You Identify These 2 Perennial Plants?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:41

Comfrey , not borage

Borage is an annual that dies off usually in the winter.

Comfrey has a perennial taproot and is really difficult to eradicate,it is propagated by root cuttings, if you leave a piece behind it will regrow.

If you want to get rid, spray the foliage with glyphosate, making sure you dont get it on anything you want to keep.

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:22

Monty has help. He has stated this many times. He'd have to be superhuman to do everything in that garden on his own, and his books, and presenting, and his Saturday Mail magazine column.

Why don't you pick on the petrolheads at top gear instead?

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:16

Its that noisy thing about 400 yards away from me.

New to gardening. Need some advice

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:30

Now what plants are you going to get. Garden centres have a lot of alpines in small pots at the moment. You might need to add some gravel to make sure it is free draining.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:10

Theres a lot about this year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:03

is this what you're looking for , Panda?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilkinson-Sword-Single-Handed-Deluxe/dp/B004APWZMC

 

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