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ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:51

Thanks Daintiness, the place I have in mind is partially shaded bed which is of heavy soil. I do grow quite a few plants in it but it tends to look a bit empty come mid Summer so whilst the flowers may be gone it would give some coverage and stop the weeds as well. Not that keen on varigated leaves myself.

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:47

Thanks for the info, will have more of a look at it.

Our NGS Open Day 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:37

Don't think you have anything to worry about Pam, saw your vid and pictures on here. Your garden and the hard work you put is amazing. There's some NGS in my area which I will be visiting this year. Would not have heard of them unless I had read your posts

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:31

Is that geranium tolerant of difficult soil conditions, nut? I've seen it before and the large clumps of it looks impressive.

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 20:50

hello, how about bugle/ajuga? Gives ground cover all year round, spreads and easy to propagate. Tough, seems to grow any where and sends up lovely blue stems of flowers in late spring which pollinators love

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:12

Thanks nut, the plant I'm describing is the Lychinis flos-cuculi, it was a white type, so interested in what colour flowers the offsprings will produce. I have just sown the Maltese Cross type as well Didn't realise they belonged to the same family.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:37

Think you are right Bob, don't know the variety of mine, it was a white one, got from a local market for £1.50. It grew to about a metre tall. Like you I planted it in a paritally shaded bed in clay soil. The others that grew from seed I've planted in a more sunny spot. I would like a 3ft variety

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:14

I only had one plant last year and that definately did not need staking, it wasn't that tall.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:12

When I sowed the seeds off the plant last Summer, I think they were very quick to germinate in the coldframe, maybe a couple of weeks. The plants that I have grown from seeds are short stocky rosette in shape, I'm expecting the longer stems to grow up into flowers later in the year.

 

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 19:25

I collected seeds from this plant last year maybe mid Summer, late june, early july when the pods were nice and dry and sowed straight away. I had a really good germination rates and have many 2nd generation plants already in the garden. I also swopped some of these seeds with another member earlier this year and they have germinated as well.

Maybe have a go at sowing some now indoors, keeping some back for a later sowing outdoors. Hope that helps......a bit

 

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

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In lawns? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Not sure if it is? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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