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Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:54

@karen7.. thanky you veyr much for that information..

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Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:47

@kate1123.. many thanks for that..

@dean..looking good very impressed.

@wintersong.. here is pictrue of so called fox tail lilly..

@figrat.. love those iris too.. goreous pale purple/lilac..

some lovely plants pictured further back also.


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Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:25

@wintersong.. yeah.. i bought a tuba with very long roots and was told it was an orange foxtail lily.. i have planted it and it is has spiked upwards thin long leafs from the base of the plant.. they are very simular colour of carnation leaves.. but not so bluey if you get me.. i will get a picture of it tomorrow so you can see it..

i am beginning to think i have been ripped off..

Help with Identification please

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:22

@dave warner.. check out the problem solving on home page.. it has weed sin it.. and it does look like yours is chickweed.. sorry i was not looking at picture properly.

Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:18
april jones.. yes i thought the same.. but i tend to sow seeds when the plant would have natuaral finished flowering and self seeding so for aquilegias that is end of may middle of june.. otherwise i do not know.. but i have found better sucess with letting them self seed and digging up little ones when growing.. as seeds i have not had much luck with.. maybe 5 out of every 10 sown.. so happymarion how do you grow them as i love them.

Suggestions for a bit of privacy...

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:10

@threecliffs.. you could go roundand see what is growing in other gardens.. to get an idea of what woul dbe happy in your soil.. that is what i did wheni moved house from clay to sandy soil and salty sea winds..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:07

today has been stinking hot..even with the stiff breeze it was blooming hot..

all my water butts are empty bar one can full in one.. and everything is wilting.. trouble with my sandy soil it is too free draining.. even thou i have added loads of compost to bulk it up..

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Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:02

@wintersong.. i love tulips.. thou they didnt do well this year so will buy more..

that is an age for your Eremurus.. i only planted mine last year..they lok fingers crossed they will flower this year.. thou the leaves are different to yours.. long thin and spike upwards..

Drift planting.. i would love that thou not enough space.. hubby states that if i want that i will have to make the borders bigger,, move all my plants about and buy more he has got it in one..thou he doesnt know it yet

thats what i love about gardening.. you can change it roundif you not happy with it when it all flowers.

we are in middle of building a patio inthe sahde for hubby as he cant sit in sun as he is in his second all clear year out of five from melanoma skin cancer..  i will add piccies soon.. my bricklaying leaves a bit to be desired but hey.. we have done it ourselves and we are not brickies.


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Posted: 26/05/2012 at 19:45

@wintersong.. yeah last year i had alliums in groups but they didnt do well.. so planted them this year in single bulbs and or bar 2 come up! so happy with that really. ust have to get more to finish of otehr borders.. i love them and as i have snady soil here they love it to.

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Posted: 26/05/2012 at 18:36

@wintersong.. right.. i have one in my garden.. well it is supposed to be..but it does not look like your one.

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