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Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:19

Mine still have their leave on too, though they're a bit straggly.

my neighbour, who has a lovely lily clump in her garden tells me they can be hard to grow, especially from bulb (easier to establish in the green).

Also, I stuck mine in soil that wasn't well drained, so had to move them, which they hated! They also like ericacious soil, another thing I didn't know and won't always flower well without.

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:15

Sounds just like mine - yello bottom half. But my flower spikes thankfully don't look limp.

i wondered if it just went through a less attractive leaf phase midsummer perhaps...

Thanks for replying - hope yours survives.

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:26

Lyn, that looks seriously impressive!

plant identification

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:25

I didn't know that. Edd!

How to confuse whitefly

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:24

Try it and let us know if it works 

Rose with a leggy bit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:23

My Pure Abundance rise throws out a really long stem sometimes. I just leave it to do its own thing and flower, to be honest, though I can see that the asymmetry of onLY one long stem may not please everyone!

the other stems on yours look nice and healthy though.

I do cut mine right back once flowering has finished and it always produces new, strong stalks and more flowers.

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:56

Help!

 

anyone? 

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:39

Bump

 

Potatoes decimated!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:37

Where's there's a beetle, there's probably a predatory mite or nematode that can sort it out, without having to spray. Good luck!

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 10:44

Mine's not the delaviyii version, but the other one, whose name I forget!

It looks exactly the same as delaviyii, only shorter.

It's looking rather sorry for itself, although it has flowered and there are a few buds still to open, but I had a red spider more infestation a few weeks back and its leaves were affected somewhat.

Do thalictrums benefit from a haircut around this time and if I chop it, will it re flower this year?

thanks to all you gardening peeps more knowledgable than me 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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