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carnation cuttings

Posted: 17/02/2012 at 00:13

have a nice classic carnation in the garden grown from see four years ago but i heard its wise to get cuttings from established plants as they over flower and ultimetly kill themselves any ideas how i do this?

Sweet peas

Posted: 15/02/2012 at 18:57
Thanks for the advice Emma il get them out perhaps a window sill will do the job

Sweet peas

Posted: 15/02/2012 at 15:35
Just sowed my first sweet peas the giant variety I've coverd them in club film and placed them at the back off a wardrobe in the dark hopefully il get some shoots within the next week or two. Any ideas if they'll flower this year?

Peony problems

Posted: 11/02/2012 at 18:30
I wrote a blog on my peonys not flowering ones established over 10 years never failed to delight then last year one flower that wasn't up to much and dead buds the weather was fine I've give them a good mulch with fish bone and peat I'm going to give them a liquid feed soon too they've got new shoots hopefully il get some results this year any ideas for last minute tips to get guaranteed flowers?

ornamental grasses

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 21:57

i have an orriental patch at the back off my garden with two ponda one raised one sunk with a patio in between and a raised decking at the back on one side ive built it up with rocks and planted a new zeland flax in the corner and a cordiline with a ground cover geranium creeping over the rocks the other side i have my peonys and some monbretia the other side off the pond i have some grass not sure what it was my aunt gave me a root cutting and its taken off its very distinctive in the winter month then i have a lilly off the valley then a reed type off grass with miniture ornamental grasses in between im wanting more impact the grass gives off different colours but im wanting bold oriental looking flowers and perhaps slate around the plants to lift it sugestions?

alpine mayhem

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 21:51

just re vamped my rock/alpine garden and im up for sugestions on plants so far ive got cowslips, ornamental primroses decrotive moss cabbages etc and i keep looking at it thinking somethings missing when i made it i mixed some lime in the ground and lots off gravel then membrane on top put the plants in added the rocks and put the gravel on top im hopping the plants will be fine and just spread on top etc. like i said somethings missing any suggestions?

instant garden

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 15:55

i recently moved house well bought my own left home and the garden well what garden! its on a slope the front is huge but on a 80 degree angle with no privacy the back is all concrete with the exception off a small patch in the middle which Ive planted perennials and some annuals its pretty but not challenging enough i own another garden and Ive mentioned it before so I'm running two but spend most off my free time there. I'm wanting ideas how to get more space or do something bold and daring that would give this new dull garden something to talk about on the street  any suggestions folks?

garden dilema!

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 15:47

thanks for the plant sugestions im actualy growing sweet peas in the green house now theyre kept warm so hopefully they look nice in the background i got told that fire ash mixed in at the base off some slug freindly plants keeps them at bay is this true?

spring hijacked!

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 15:05

this has been a very up and down winter season one minute its mild next water logged! now were freezing it out and the plants dont know if there comming or going. the dafs are in bud a few i belive are in flower the tulips are showing signs of leaf the only things thast are in tune are the snowdrops and the crocus. who knows where this bizzare weathers going to take us next lets hope that the seasons get back in shape soon rather than later.

garden dilema!

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 14:54

ive always wanted a cottage garden or country garden packed with colour height and smell like the ones you see in gardeners world etc ive tried and failed a few time last year i ripped the whole lot out and left a few it was an eye sore all summe now last month i sprung into action mulched the soil weeded, now its ready for the planting obviously i cant at the moment with this dreadfull weather unless i want to plant a few hardy perenials. i have oriental poppys some astilbes's three infant red hot pokers some verbena, ladys mantle lambs tail's and primulas were talking a plot that is 8ft by 4ft so needs a lot more plants! the garden is on a west facing wall with climbing roses on one side and a small rockery on the other side so its cased in. i was thinking to plant lupins in large clumps but need advice how to keep them as they get planted one week and are gone the next! some hollyocks for height delphiniums too again gone the week after planting some rudbekia green wizard for the dramatic display in winter months a few fox gloves, allium gladiators scatterd inbetween and ground cover at the front  aubretia babys breath london bridge and a few other variates was also thinking some tripods at the back too with clematis sieboldii for that splash off pink in height the back off the border has a narrow channel which was planted with budleia lavaterias dog wood and lilacs for height above the rest ive given my thoughts on what i would like in there but would like to hear some other feedback on what i should plant etc all replys apreciated thanks

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