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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:30

I have William Shakespeare and John Betjamin and Matisse.  They bring a bit of a different culture to the garden!  Right now I am thrilled to see the Angelonia I bought early on and enjoyed its show of lovely flowers which were over by the end of August has recovered from my cutting it back and is flowering again.  it looks like i shall have another three months or so of pleasure from its pretty flowers.  Will definitely buy another one next year - a pink one I

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Gardeners world

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 16:17

Yes, I thought last Feiday's Gardeners World was just the ticket .  I could not see it being filed as boring.  What I thought was especially good was that the producers spread the articles out over the country -Monty and Carol were miles away from the new walled garden up North where Joe was.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 12:58

I think it may have been old or non viable seed, Busy-Lizzie. as there have been several people remarking on how wonderful their free asters from AGMag. have been.  I am not alone.  I just did as it said on the packet and now am drooling over them.  They seem to go on and on and even the runts are sending up lovely flowers in different shades of pink and purple. i started the seeds off in the conservatory which makes me think perhaps they need it quite warm to germinate and we did have a cold spring.

autumn and winter

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 19:51

Yes, me too.  The site seems stuck, even the weather forecast gives the wrong date and all the headings like Latest on the Forum are stuck way back.  The date mechanism seems to be notf unctioning.

Autumn colour

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 11:50

I expect everyone is waiting for a blaze of colour from their acers!  The berries this autumn are even better than last year so I am expecting some lovely pictures.  About the middle of October is when the arboretums round here look their best.  The summer has been an extended one and the summer flowers are lingering on.  Because of the cold snap in the spring a lot of the summer show is a month late - late dahlias and annual asters mixing with the autumn flowers like nerines and Michaelmas daisies.  So early autumn colour this year has not been the usual.

autumn and winter

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 09:17

Your daffodil bulbs already have the flower inside if they are flowering size.  The time to feed is after they flower while the foliage is still green.  Deadhead the daffodils till you have too many to do this by which time you may have to dig up the clump and separate out the new bulbs to avoid having blind clumps.

autumn and winter

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 19:41

I have just bought three hypericums for the autumn.  They have green, pink, or red berries depending on whether they are called Green Lion, Red Lion or Sweet Lion.  Only groe to 40cm so ideal for small gardens or rockeries in a large garden like mine.  Here is their picture.

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autumn and winter

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 12:33

If you grow hawthorn, cotoneaster, pyracantha, berberis, etc you can look forward to lots of berries and lots of birds to feed on them.  I love asters in the autumn and cyclamen and hellebores and snowdrops in the winter.  A good shrub is skimmia - female for berries, male for red flowers all winter long.  But my favourite for flowers and fruit together is chaenomeles.  Mine is very old and has red little rose like flowers all the year round but mostly from December on.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 12:21

For great germination. Chicky ,there is nothing to beat zinnias and asters.  I was running out of places to put them and you know what a huge garden I have.  result   many of them found a home in pots with seedling shrubs and trees already in them!   Are your lovely crocus speciosus?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 11:34

A freebie packet of aster seeds has given me the stars in my garden this week.

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