happycottontail


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Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:00

Thanks chicky!  When is the best time to take cuttings?

peony

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:48

I planted 3 Sarah Bernhardts last Spring.  They were quite tall plants (about 15"), each with 3 leafy stems but no flowers. They are planted in a semi shaded border and this year produced 15 lovely flowers, so hopefully you will get blooms next year rosemummy    Pic of mine below.

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Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:33

I bought three of these last September and they carried on flowering for weeks.  I was looking forward to enjoying them again this year, but by the first week of June they were not showing any signs of life, so I dug them up and replaced them with purple salvias (not nearly as exciting).  I would like some more ABA's for their form, colour and bee friendliness, but I don't want to risk losing them again.  Any advice would be welcome!

What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:21

What do you think, Dove, should I snip off the remains of the old flowers - like you do with roses to promote a fresh crop?

What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:21

Very tiny.  Yes, some flowers in each cluster did open a bit.

What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 17:44

I had loads of buds on my honeysuckle by early June and was looking forward to lots of flowers and scent.  Unfortunately the buds all dropped off before opening.   Inside them there was a tiny grub.   They did produce some berries.  Should I remove these to promote new shoots and flowers?  I seem to remember that there were two flushes last year.  Also is there anything I can do to stop these critters feasting on the plant in future?

Can you identify this clematis please?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:29

Yes, Edd, that's the one!  Thank you!

Can you identify this clematis please?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:50

I've lost the label  

 

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Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 11:17

GUESS WHAT! I was so preoccupied with the Tour de France up here in Yorkshire over the weekend that I didn't do anything in the garden - didn't even go for a walk round it.  But this morning I was out there, and lo and behold, the dust had vanished from the penstemons!!    Was it the heavy rainfall on Friday night that cleared it away?  Am wondering if those of you who had the white dust problem still have it?

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 15:42

No gf, this isn't limescale residue from GC watering. My plants were bought last year and the first crop of flowers did have this white dust, but I don't think the second one did.  In Spring I cut them right down and transplanted them to a new spot in the garden, where they are doing exceptionally well.  So all the current flowers have never seen a nursery and have only been watered with rainwater.

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Can you identify this clematis please?

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