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Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:06

Oops, I've missed the word "sun" off the description!  

Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:04

Such a beautiful plant, sitting there in its pot, so I want to plant it in the right place.

Hebe Purple Pixie

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:00

Hogweed it is quite small - about 9" high - and I only put it in the garden 5 weeks ago, so I don't know if you could call it mature  

Hebe Purple Pixie

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:38

This is my first ever Hebe and I would like to know how to trim it to get more flowers.  It has been beautiful for the last six weeks, but now the flower spikes are almost over.  Do I cut them off just below the bottom of each one, or does the plant need more drastic pruning?

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:49

Good idea Fairygirl!

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:22

As if right on cue, this is what popped up on Facebook today.    

RHS - Royal Horticultural Society 1 hr · 

FledglingFriday??? Do you have a difficult place for planting? Dry shade isn't very inviting but there are plants that will survive and brighten up those dull and dingy corners. Use our Plant Finder to find some great ideas:http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/search-Form Do you have a favourite shade dweller?
This is Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/95098/Anemone-x-hybrida-Honorine-Jobert/Details

And underneath was a lovely photo of how I hope my anemone will look later this summer  

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:40

Thanks for all the comments. I had seen them growing in very dry conditions in the Dordogne, so thought it should be ok.  I will give it a good drink when it's cooler this evening.  Yes Obelixx, it was only planted last June, so perhaps it needs a bit of tlc.  Should i feed it, and if so, with what?

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 16:21

I have an Honorine Jobert whose leaves are going yellow and dying.  It has looked fine until recently with lots of leafy growth and 3 flower stems have appeared under the leaves.  Any ideas to halt the decay?  I would hate to lose it.  It is planted in dryish soil near, but not under, a large conifer in next door's garden and gets a good amount of sun each day.  

peony

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:29

You have a narcissistic peony there, Bizzie 

 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 10:02

Btw Verdun, am very impressed with the number of different varieties you grow!  Any pics of your favourites?

Discussions started by happycottontail

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

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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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 11:13

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

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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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

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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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02
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