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Blooms in November

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 17:00

Verdun - I'm not sure it was the roses themselves Christopher Lloyd disliked, I thought it was just the formal rose garden he inherited with the house that he thought was such an awful waste of space.

I still have one or two isolated roses in flower, but I have been cutting back to prevent wind rock so probably lost anything that might have come.

Pittosporum from seed

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 13:26

what kind of pittosporum?

the one I have in the Languedoc selfseeds readily - it has leaves a bit like a smaller rhododendron and wonderful creamy heavily scented flowers. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 22:49

I'd love to try growing some interesting sages (only have the bronze leaved herby one and one that is a bit rampant and wild) - anyone got any seed to spare?

where have all the avatars gone?

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:04

After struggling tyo work out how to get an avatar for myself - the last few days all; the avatars have disappeared.

Forum manager - please bring them back, we miss them.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:00

Hello Susan - sadly I no longer have my white one and can't remember it's name for the moment (possibly Marie Boisselot or something like that) but you are right, it was a big blousy beauty and wonderful at night when being white it was highly visible.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:08

just been out to photo the clematis - the first is the President, the second Ernest Markham but I think they are both more strongly coloured earlier in the year. Regarding a dark red - Niobe does very well for me against a wall (last picture).




Weed or flower?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:13

you'd soon know if they were macrorhisum - usually pale pink flowers and  the leaves have a very pungent smell and they spread by surface rhizomes.  It comes into its own around this time as it has the most beautiful autumn  foliage.

I also have hellebores around the base of an apple tree - they self seed prolifically and if you opt for ajuga (bugle) you could mix it with London Pride (I'm sure somebody else will remember it's latin name).

That's a very colourful display of what you have got - lovely.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:06

looks a bit like The President LP - I have flowers on that too, but without a close-up it's hard to identify.  I'm a bit sad that because I did not trim three plants hard enough last year they were straggly at the base and only flowered high up, so I have already cut them hard back.  Never mind - bet I get a good show next year.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:35

naughty Verdun - you just needed to sprinkle the petals onto a salad

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 23:13

oooh - a touch of Midsummer Murders on its way.....

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where have all the avatars gone?

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help - bignonia - campsis radicans

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more seed sowing queries

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how to grow Bignonia from seed

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anyone tried taking grevillea cuttings?

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guess who's hiding in my compost bin

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can anyone ID this plant please?

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seeds for drought resistant meditteranean plants

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how to get rid of it - and then will the wasps return next year 
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When can I put the geraniums out?

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