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When plants aren't in flower

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 19:39


i have 3 Big Blue sea hollies in my boarders. One has bloomed beautifully the other 2 have lots of folliage but no flowers as yet. The leaves of the plant are beautiful in themselves but how I wish the other 2 would flower soon 

From bad to worse

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:56


Not all fushsias are perennial as you could have bedding type fushisias that are not hardy  Now you have confirmed they are in pots i would place them in a parts shade position, remove any dead folliage  and keep watering 

From bad to worse

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:38

Are they perennial fushsias? If you have moved them as they are coming in to flower then this will effect the plants performance. It is not the right time to move this plant if it is a perennial type. I would give it a good tomato feed and hope it bounds back. Keep it well watered aswell 

Dry shade

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 12:11

Any Dryopteris fern will do well in dry shade as I have quite a few in that aspect. I also have black mondo grass in dry shade and they are multiply well to give a proved ground cover. Heuchera do fine in dry shade. But be mindful that all thses plants will need a deep watering each week untill they are well established

Something To Do When It Is Too Hot For Gardening

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:38

A truely beautiful garden my friend 

Something To Do When It Is Too Hot For Gardening

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 00:31


what a beautiful vista to a lovely garden 

well done 

my parasol does not seem the same now 

Buying plants

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:38

* potted on

Buying plants

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:36

There are some good online suppliers of perennial.I have used Paddocks Plants and there perennials have always been healthy and moderately priced. I recently purchased some perennial plug plants online by and in 2 weeks since they arrived and been posted on are now thriving. Again these only worked out at about £2 a plant 

Something To Do When It Is Too Hot For Gardening

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:31

Put the parasol up and sit in a comfy chair with a nice white wine and enjoy your garden. Works for me when it's too hot 

Heuchera obsidian

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:31

Hi Fairy girl

Thanks for the suggestions on complementing H Obsidian. You having given me idea about using white flowered astilbe. I ordered 3 white astilbe  last year that have a very dark folliage and brilli whiter than white flower. Unfortunately, I can not remember the actual name of that astilbe but hopefully I will find it out 

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