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Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:45

You're welcome. Been thinking back to last year........... had some calendulas in there, which did flower, maybe not at their best but still some colour, like wise snapdragons. I tended to put these towards the front of the bed where they got more sun. Maybe sweet williams might tolerate these conditions as well

Grew some sweet rocket from seed last year and put a few of them in there last Autumn, just to see what happens. These plants whilst not as big as some others are doing ok and should give me some flowers. Bugle/Ajuga seem to grow anywhere, lovely blue flowers in Spring, but very attractive ground cover for the rest of the year.

I grow a lot of my plants from seed so able to experiment and it doesn't cost me much

Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:25

Hi Jem, snap. Remembered another plant that does well for me.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/419.shtml

I inherited this one and it's known to me as the false sunflower but it's proper name is an inula. Can get pretty big/bushy and it will spread. Flowers in the Summer and the insects love it

to pinch out or not

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:07

I've learnt from trial and error really. Plants that I pinch out are wallflowers, sweet williams, snapdragons. If I'm not sure and I have a got a few on the go. I pinch out some and leave the others, and then see what happens. If I can see that the plant is happy with that, I then do the rest

Clematis cuttisngs

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:58

I had some success with my clemantis montana. Did take the cuttings last year when the plant was growing strongly.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/identification/2711.html

Got new growth now after the winter

Lupins

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:53

Followed your advice Bunny, worked a treat fingers crossed got 3 new purple ones all for free. Might not have to ever grow them from seed again

One I had almost forgotten about, thought it had died has just started to pop through. Think it was a white one. Will now have to move the little one to make space for it

Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:42

I have a similar bed that I've been trying to plant up. Apart from Spring bulbs, I have found that my Lupins do ok as well as Aqueligias. Had some success with the perennial geraniums. Still looking for suitable plants that will flower in the Summer though as the bed can look a little bare at that time of year

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:35

I have missed my latest post function, be good when it's back up and running. I've had some good advice and IDs of plants which I've gone and forgotten

sciatica

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:27

I had sciatica once, very painful indeed. Hope it eases off

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:22

Missed it the first time round will look out for it on Sunday morning. Normally watch it on Iplayer so will be good to see it on the TV

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:03

I would cut off the brown dead/dying leaves.

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