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Which weeds do you tolerate

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 22:24

otherrwise known as water avens - often sold as a pond plant but wondrously good at selfseeding everywhere

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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

 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.


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?

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choosing a greenhouse

what to look for 
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Overwintering Tibouchina

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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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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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can anyone ID this plant please?

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seeds for drought resistant meditteranean plants

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