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Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:45

They do seem to take a year or two to get established.  My best ones (pink) are against an east facing fence which remains dampish so they get early sun but avoid the baking hot sun.  I also have a white one on a west facing fence which just about survives each year, but I have noticed it has crept under the fence and is doing well in my next door neighbours garden and it is therefore facing east there like my pink one.  Give yours lots of drinks and maybe consider moving it in the late Autumn if it doesn't thrive.

poisonous courgettes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:51

If they have made you poorly I definitely wouldn't risk eating any more.

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:20

Lovely blue Dove.

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:19

Fridgetbones - G. Phaeum is supposed to be good for dry shade.  I purchased a couple this year from a local 'open garden' and was assured they were good for that position.  I will find out next year if that is the case. 

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:59

Hardy geraniums are my number one favourite plant - such good 'doers' and so many different varieties for shade or sun.  Lovely picture Verdun.

when to prune?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:33

Try to hang on till August Marc as you may have little birds still nesting.  They usually say late winter to early spring for a heavy prune but you could do a tidy up prune next month. 

I give up!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:02

There is still time yet Annie.  Mine have only just started producing beans - enough for supper yesterday.  So give them lots of water to drink and while you enjoy your pea crop you may find the beans suddenly start producing.

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:52

Mine have still got their leaves on but I do remember when I was first given a clump it took a few years to establish, so don't give up just yet.  They come up in the spring. You say they are in the grass so I hope you haven't mown over them but just left them to naturalize. 

Self Seeded Tree

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:24


Self Seeded Tree

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:17

That's an interesting point Kef as this cherry plum is right next door to a now dead Trailblazer plum.  I had discounted the fact that it might be a sucker off the old Trailblazer as that had red fruit and red leaves and pink blossom, unlike this that has green leaves, white blossom and yellow fruit  - interesting though.

Discussions started by Forester2

Alkanet seedling identification.

For Nutcutlet. 
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Self Seeded Tree

Unknown tree seeded in garden 
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Plat/Weed Identification Please.

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Identification please 
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Never Give Up

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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 10:13

What shrub is this>

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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 13:56

Garlic or not Garlic.

Identification needed. 
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Seed Packet Design

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Thanks to Folks on the Forum

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Hedge cutting

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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 12:48

Spring is getting closer.

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Last Post: 14/02/2014 at 11:38

Physalis Little Lanterns

Growing Experience?  
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 14:19


Brambling worms galore 
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Gardening Clubs

Tried and tested ideas. 
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