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Giant poppies

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:01

Thanks for the advice Dove and Nut.  When they first appeared I thought they would be those ones with mauve and purple flowers, which only grow to about 18".  I would have been far happier with those as my garden is quite small 

Giant poppies

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 17:48

I didnt plant these.  They just arrived.  And grew and grew  and grew ...The big one is about 4'6".  They have several buds and I've identified them as papaver somniferum.  Would they transplant, as they are completely in the wrong places, or should I put them in the recycling bin?

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

And here are two lilies from last year, each growing in its own pot.  2015 will be their 3rd year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/80994.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 09:07

I was having endless trouble uploading photos here until I read that there is a 2mb limit.  So I need to do some drastic cropping!  Only had time to do one so far.  

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/80907.jpg?width=350

 Clematis Pink Fantasy, taken last year.  Colour is actually a deeper pink than appears on photo - better if you click on image and then the zoom button.

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 15:43

Isn't it just!  I love Yviestevie's unusual containers - especially the log for alpines.  

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 11:57

Lyn, fantastic display!  Beginnergardner, lovely hostas!

Tulips and daffs dieing back

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 11:45

When you dig out the bulbs and put them out of the way in a bucket, do they have to be covered with soil until the leaves go yellow?  AND, are you supposed to feed bulbs in pots or borders that have finished flowering but still have green leaves?   

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 08:27

Not to worry Landlubber, we all know what you mean 

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 08:04

Wow yarrow2, what a great contribution to this thread!  Lovely to have all the pics with such detailed information about the plants   I shall have to look out for some old tin baths!  

Ericsmum, I've just put 3 black plastic pots of lilium regale into spaces in my border.  I bury them about 2 inches into the soil so they don't get blown over.

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:05

So interesting to hear what you are all growing - such a variety!  Chicky, I love your group of pots - my favourite colours too!  Has anyone else got photos of last summer's containers.  The things I have permanently in pots are lilies, agapanthus, roses, hydrangea and clematis.  I like to ring the changes with  different plants and colours most summers.  Last year my two pots of tuberous begonias were fantastic so I have bought more of those this year.  Am also trying pelargoniums for the first time. 

Discussions started by happycottontail

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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White Dianthus "Memories"

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A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20

Muscari dilemma

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Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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