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Can anyone complete the gap in the sequence (English garden)

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:25

I love crocosmia and gladiolus but the flowering time of the latter is so short, so I think I will go for crocosmia, especially as it is from Brasiiil ! Dahlias will not do as I would have to lift them and I am not always there to do that. Colchicum is a nice idea but it is a border situation and they are a bit on the small side. Okay okay no giant snowdrops.....Curiously enough crocosmia don't flower in Brazil until late summer, despite the fact it is a lot hotter...

Can anyone complete the gap in the sequence (English garden)

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 22:01

Winter aconites, snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, tulips, irises, lilies,...???....,nerines. Sorry no prizes.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 23:51

My chili seed that I sowed recently suffered from erectile dysfunction. They came up but didn't stay up. I haven't tried Viagra on them. Maybe I should stick to copper sulphate.....


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 23:29

Hello everyone,

I live in Brazil and am doing some research into disease resistance in the new garden plant Sunpatiens (Impatiens walleriana x Impatiens hawkeri). We have a problem here in Brazil which I am attempting to narrow down. The leaves of the plants curl up at the sides (not at the tip) and they fail to thrive. Death is slow but usually occurs after between 1 or 2 months after onset, though some plants survive and even continue to flower. I would like to know if anyone in England growing Sunpatiens has had this problem. I don't want to show a picture as I don't want people to think there is a specific form of this disease, in fact it can affect different plants in different ways. It is NOT the same as Downy Mildew.

We would very much appreciate input from Britain as the climate is different to here and we want to find out which (if any) environmental factors are contributing. At the moment we have an open mind as to whether it is fungal – it is known that Impatiens family is very susceptible to fungal disease – or bacterial. Please note that we specifically want information about the hybrid Sunpatiens not the common Busy Lizzy or New Guinea hybrid. If you are not sure which plant you have grown just send a picture anyway if you have one. We can usually tell the difference.

We are also interested in 'nil returns' ie. if you have grown Sunpatiens but never had any disease problem, also please let us know.




My tropical garden

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:23

I'm sorry I'm giving up this site because of the unreliability of the photo upload. There is a good site for Tropical Gardens with reliable photo upload on Gardenweb. It is predominantly American, however.

My tropical garden

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 00:01

Verdun, One of the main differences between here and Cornwall is wind, we just very rarely get any. However, when we do it can be extremely devastating. Three years ago we got a tropical storm. Fortunately they are very rare in this area, but it completely devastated my garden in Atibaia. I had to cut it all back and literally throw away about half. Big-leaved plants are really only suited for forest situations, even here.

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:53

Everyone says that European gardens are best. Let me raise the temperature a bit by saying the two greatest places for gardens IMHO are 1.Japan 2. Brazil ! I just love the fact you can grow stuff 365 days a year. I am doubling my lifespan!  For example, those photos were taken in midwinter. Southern Japan is very similar. Australia, well I've never been, shame on me. But you are frost-free for the most part, right? I don't think you should be looking towards Europe....

PS I  love the idea of seeds being sewn into the ground....just how do you do that precisely?

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:07

I have problems uploading images on this site. Some do and some don't. The ones that don't take an age and then it says "Oops there is a problem." Could it be the byte size?

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 21:39

 One of the "weeds". I now save the seeds of some of them and sow them as annuals.

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 21:28

 This is actually my old garden in Atibaia. For some reason the images of my new one will not upload. Sorry.

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Can anyone complete the gap in the sequence (English garden)

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My tropical garden

Your dream is my reality.... 
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Indian azaleas

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Get down to your garden centre and demand this plant

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