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Trailing. Campanula - cut it back?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:27

Hi all - quick query if you don't mind!

i have a lovely bEd of trailing campanula which was a great show a couple of weeks and now mostly looks dry and dead (the flowers not the leaves underneath). If I nip off the dried out flowering stalks, will it produce any more flowers this year? And will cutting it back now do it any damage for next year? It's my wedding in 3 weeks and this will likely be in some of the pictures done at the house, so i'd like it to at least look presentable, of not full of flowers! Many thanks i. Advance for any wisdom offered!

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:49

Wow - thank you everyone. I hadn't realised there had been so many contributions (I was away for much of September and life has been hectic since I returned, so I hadn't been on here at all). Thee are really fantastic ideas across the board here, as well as a clear neiva tour of what does/doesn't float the boat of those truly into their gardening.  I think at the entrance of my garden centre I'll need two boards: one that's says 'Newbies' and then lists how we have show gardens, instructions,eto etc for ideas. And one board that says 'experienced gardeners' and lists that we have rare/wide varieties of particular plants, ability to orr in specific plants etc.  it's clear there's a distinct divide. And then there's the tea,cake and a day out people - so a big sign advertising the cafe for them! 

Mange tout

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 20:53

Arg, mange tout not mange your!

Mange tout

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 20:52

I've never grown mange your, so that's a good tip for when I give it a go, thanks!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:29

I've managed to tie up a few tomatoes when I was supposed to be putting the washing out earlier  But apart from that, nothing. Only got in from doing my horses thirty minutes ago, just eaten, so off now to water everything! And then back inside for sme late night dusting (I am SO rock'n'roll!) 

Angelica gigas

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:15

Nutcutlet - do you have a smartphone? You can turn them into a temporary modem for your laptop to access the Internet - its what I do whenever we change service provider. If you don't know how todo it, happy to provide instructions!


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 08:20

Hot here already too. I work from home, so my lunch hour will be sent weeding the veg patch!

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:02

Buzy-Lizzie - great minds think alike! I was trying to explain to my boyfriend the other day how women will judge a restaurant on how clean their loo is - because if they can't be bothed to clean their loo, how dirty is their kitchen.... He didn't really get it....

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 18:03

Thank you Tall Paul! Some other ideas include offering planting plans for newbie gardeners, based on criteria of shade, soil etc and size of bed, with planting instructions and care details for every plant and of course making sure they're all plants stocked in the garden centre....


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 06:59

Office day for me too. The only thing my garden will get today is a longing look as I leave for work.......

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Trailing. Campanula - cut it back?

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Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

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Catananche - how to propagate?

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One curly sad tomato....

One plant out of twenty gone twisty and curly in the greenhouse.... 
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Camellia with leaves turning brown

Looks a bit sad.... 
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