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Hardy Annuals

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:42

This is probably a stupid question! I sowed some hardy annuals two weeks ago and the wildflower Small Scabious has germinated.  What happens to hardy annuals during winter, do they die down to come back up again in the Spring or will I lose them? How do I look after Hardy Annuals during Winter?  Just to say I've been gardening for years but am fairly new to growing from seed!

Anemone wild swan

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 16:59

This Anemone looks gorgeous and will have to add it to my list of plants to buy. Always a nuisance but when a plant is new,  it's difficult to find in garden centres. Anyone know where I can buy it? 

Orange flowers

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 09:51

Also, don't forget those lovely orange Winter pansies which have a lovely scent. Planted in a pot on the garden table can cheer up a dull Winter.

Orange flowers

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 08:59

I love orange flowers and when I saw this Coreopsis 'mango punch' in the garden centre, I just had to have it. It's so unusual it almost looks like the flowers are in a meadow situation and insects love it too!


Plant ID

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 11:29

Thank obelixx. I've just looked it up and it seems its the variety 'compactum'. It's very easy to buy the wrong variety of Viburnum, this one is now on my list to buy!

Living with Ground Elder

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 10:40

I have lived with mine for over 30 years. Believe me it is not worth all the hassle of trying to get rid of it, in fact it would be a huge task to do so.  It doesn't interfere with the progress of my plants but what you do have to do is just pull it out of the way sometimes, in other words, thin it out of the way of other plants. 

Plant ID

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 10:34

Hi everyone, I was at the London Wetlands Centre on Sunday and saw this shrub with lovely red berries. Could anyone confirm what I believe is one of the Viburnum family?



last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 11:38

I must admit as my Dahlia plants are growing in numbers (only the open flowered ones) I won't be lifting them, far too much of a hassle. If they survive they do, if not, I will buy fresh tubers each Spring. They are not expensive which makes it an easy choice.

last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 21:34

I had no interest in Dahlia's until I bought Dahlia 'Moonshine' and have never looked back. The open flowered varieties are invaluable to Bees and the Butterflies seem to like them too!  I now have a good few varieties and plan to have more, my garden is buzzing with Bees because of them.


Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 21:41

This plant was featured on GW tonight. It's Angelica gigas 'purple Angelica'.  Very beautiful and covered in flies! 

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Viola seeds

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So annoying or not!!

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