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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!

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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?

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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.

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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! 

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:32

Berghill, we posted at the same time. Now I am looking forward to seeing just how tough it is here

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:29

Hmm, might have to have a rethink, it possibly was in a dry situation in the border. I will wait until Autumn to transplant it back into the border in a place where it won't dry out as quick. Thanks both for your answers, at least now I know it's a tough plant!!

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:26

As I have already lost one, I have dug up the other one and found it to have a good root stock with off-shoots appearing but the top growth looking like a dying plant. It is now in a large pot and given a good feed. Perhaps they don't like being in London clay so it is a case of kill or cure!!

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