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Latest posts by gardenning granny

Plant ID please

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:46

all the dead nettles are pretty, but you have to watch out as they are also rampant.  I'm clearing the yellow ones out right now - a fork and dig job, but I usually leave a few plant and cut them down to the ground now to let them start again.

Which weeds do you tolerate

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:43

a weed is just a plant in the wrong place,

but dog violets are now swamping my garden as well as grape hyacinths so I'm having a big clear of those right now. I never thought of valerian as a weed, and I have some lovely self-seeded pink campion in flower now, but just one generous plant.  I suppose I move anything that is killing a plant I've specifically planted...and I too have loads of orange and yellow welsh poppies....surely they're not weeds?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:34

sunshine and showers, but continued removing self-seeded forget me nots as they are going over now and delighted to find things growing underneath, as well as loads of snails just asking to be removed - found a pink peony, some gaillardias, and annual rudbeckia which must have overwintered, and can now see the spaces ready for the stuff dyng to be liberated from the greenhouse. Tied up a solanum and trimmed it back and ended by picking some beautiful rhubarb....guess what's for supper tonight?

Violets

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:15

they've become a bit rampant in my garden, and no scent - I have the purple ones and also some pink ones.   I think of them as the "common or garden variety" and they have started popping up in  the pots in my "nursery" garden, and cover the tops of bulb pots as the the bulb leaves die back....you'd think they knew those pots were going to be fed tomato fertiliser to help nxt years bulb flowers!

Perovskia 'Blue spire'

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:37

ah but it's not a garden centre - it's a grower, so the plants will be small, but that's what I need here as large plants just don't ever establish - plus there are some nice restaurants near Meze which specialise in oysters and mussels grown in the lagoon there so it makes the drive worthwhile.

Perovskia 'Blue spire'

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:20

Thanks Nut - may try that when I get back to England, but just discovered the wonderful nursery near Meze will save me some small plants at about a pound each, if I order them, and I can pick them up in the autumn when we are here (I'm currently in my Languedoc garden, which will be in drought from June to the start of September).

Transferring seedlings from propagation trays

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:15

sorry Primrose - used the hairnet to store bulbs!

Perovskia 'Blue spire'

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:14

I;ve been trying to get hold of seed too but given up for the moment and decided to get a plant and take cuttings instead....except everywhere I've tried has sold out!  I don't care what variety - just need something for my dry garden.

Transferring seedlings from propagation trays

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:10

wow - didn't know hair grips still existed!

Daffodil care

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:34

cut off the flower stems at the base then feed the bulbs weekly with tomato fertiliser until the foliage has died down - this helps the bulb to produce the flowers for next year.  do not be tempted to cut back the leaves - let them die naturally

Discussions started by gardenning granny

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

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Are you gardening in France too?

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getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

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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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overwintering solanum rantonnettii

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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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Last Post: 18/08/2014 at 21:39

can anyone ID this plant please?

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seeds for drought resistant meditteranean plants

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huge-wasp-nest-in-the-hedge

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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