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Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:21

@carrie thomas.. i must tell you that the seeds i got off you last year have flowered gorgeous this year.. some wonderful colours.. thank you..

have harvested seeds to see what comes of them next year.


Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:18

i have planted laurels to form a wind break hedge.. i know they can go bit brown in the wind.. but they are lovely and the birds nest in them..

but i think today that they have vine weevil. have ordered the nematods to get rid.. as i grew them all myself from seedlings i have had to check or my spare ones that i have and will treat them too... so gutted.. it has taken 2 1/2 years of continous potting up and waiting to get to size good enough to put out.. and now this.. i wonder if they come from the bay trees they are planted next too.. either way gutted

Instructions from start to finish on foxglove flowers

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:12

they will self seed.. or leave one flower head to seed.. i grow them fesh every year to fill in any gaps.. one pack of seeds go long as they so tiney and loads of them

just remember they are poisonous.. so wash hands after touching them.. do no rub eyes are htey can cause blindness the nice man at the hospital told me

Talkback: Unpleasant plant smells

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:08

i dont know the name of the plant.. but i pass it often and it is large shrub with white ball like flowers.. think it verbernum family not sure.. it absolutely stinks foul.

seeds not germinated

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:04

my agauilegia seeds have not yet showed signs of growing..this year has been the hardest i have found for growing them.. think the on off cold/warm weather does not help.

i start them all of in the  spare bedroom.. so warm, light and even all round conditions.. but not good.. only the redbeckias and nicotina did the best even my cosmos were hard work this year.. and normally  they are easy and trouble free. my geraniums both standard and trailing have been ok too.. once the warm weather got here they took off.

onions.. sown 3 lots and only some of the 2nd lot are now sprouting.. peas, beans etc did well.. the broc and sprouts only got half of sown grow..

a strange year for it i think..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:58

today in the garden i only managed to do some clearing and dead heading before the rain set in.. and got cold.

the wind is also strong here and my foxgloves are getting a beating... as are the delphiniums.. wish it would stop

sweet williams

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:55

i planted some from seed this year.. and still they are not very strong loooking at all..


Garden gaffes

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:54

i killed 2 of my penstemons last year.. i cut them back far to hard.. think i am taking after my mother.. she likes to hack things to an inch of its life.. also a gorgeous ceanothus tree i had.. got woody thought i would give it good hair cut.. htey are very tough..or so i thought it didnt like it and died

i used to move things anywhen and they would i try and wait until out of summer season.. (hands need to be tied really) or at least until they have finished flowering.. and never cut back by more htan a third anymore.


top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:48

can i just stick hellebores in there sneakily.. as i adore them..

top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:45

oh arh... it has done it twice..

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GW free tulips in oct issue

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Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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Talkback: Cockchafers

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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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allium bulbs...should I split them

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