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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:11

D D ...might just have to stop off then en route to the Languedoc where my vertical rock garden is.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:09

just cut off the bits that have out grown their space - and as a safety measure dob a few bits in the ground to make new plants should the worst happen.  I hacked a load off an overgrown one last year and it is flowering it's socks off at the moment,.

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:12

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 Just left these  behind in France - they were actually a much truer sky blue and absolutely stunning - wonderful scent too.  My son has looked after my tray of delphinium seedlings (my own seed) and all 48 seem to be growing well - oh yes, I love blue too.

Campanula flowers are dying off???

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:02

The sort you buy in flower at this time of year are often not hardy - mine are growing well but none are anywhere near flowering.

I'd leave them be and see what happens - if they don't pick up you know where the compost heap is!

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Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:58

hmm - I'm keeping stumm having just returned from a month in my south of France garden!  It's vertical and we've had to terrace it so I spend a lot of time going up and down steps.  Strangely though it gets a far higher annual rainfall than here in Bedfordshire and I have been helping to clear storm-damaged areas from January this year.

sisyrinchium

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:51

I treat my sisirinchums a bit like iris in that at this time of year the outer leaves die back and are black so I spend a little time on my knees removing all the black outer leaves - pulling them down and away from the plant  Mine are growing in a very dry border.  They multiply quite quickly here, and selfseed too.

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!

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can you ID my new succulent please?

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Are you gardening in France too?

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help - bignonia - campsis radicans

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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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how to get rid of it - and then will the wasps return next year 
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