ladygardener2


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What to plant in a difficult site.

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 20:33

You could grow lots of spring bulbs in there and if you plant the right ones, they'll take you right through to June. They don't mind the shade at all. Also how about Bergenia there are some lovely ones and Ajuga also go for some Digitalis, the slugs do lilke them but once they get going, they're grand. You could start them off in pots maybe. I definately would'nt grow grass on it, it looks like a great spot you have there and the edging is lovely. Good luck, let us know how it goes. 

Cosmos xanthos

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 20:27

I grew Xanthos this year as well and have been delighted with it Verdun. Lots of lovely flowers, it was the 1st of my Cosmos to flower but it has gone over while Sensation and others that I can't remember the names of, are all still growing well.


I will grow it again next year and perhaps sow some later to take over when the 1st lot go over.... we'll see, often I run out of space to start the seedlings off, despite having a gh and perspex roof on my yard and now access to the poly tunnel at the allotment. 

Early preparation!

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 20:05

When buying your seeds for your Carrots, you'll find there are dozens to choose from and some are particularly suited to growing in containers and will be ready to eat quicker than a lot in the ground. As for Raspberries, the easiest to grow are the Autumn Fruiting ones, I grow Autumn Bliss but I know there are newer and more productive ones now. Blackcurrents are another thing to think of, easy to grow and very productive, some even in their 1st year so worth looking into. Good luck.

Lilly diseases

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 08:01

Depending on the weather, my Lilies often have blotches on them so it could be the weather to blame. Without seeing a pic I could'nt say it's a disease, although if it is then of course Ladybird4 is right and they should be destroyed. 

Geraniums from Thompson &Morgan

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 17:20

We ordered both the pelargonium and petunia night sky plugs from T&M this year and have been delighted with the petunia and the pelargonium are coming on well, some have buds on them. Both sets of plugs were kept inside the gh because of the bad weather but once hardened off came on well and the petunia have'nt stopped flowering. 


However, my Daughter ordered some scented perennials which got delivered to me by mistake this weekend, some are clearly not going to grow as they are in poor condition and I will not be able to give the others to her as we live way too far away. 

Subscription copy

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 15:56

I've had problems too, mine was with the May edition. I get 2 copies each month, the other subscription is paid for by my Daughter. I contacted them and had replacements sent and they were delivered by a courier. June's edition arrived as normal. Seems there are a few of us having problems. Fingers crossed it's all ok now.

Johnsons Blue geranium

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 12:03

I've grown Johnsons Blue for years and have never had a 2nd flush of flowers but yes, I've done both shearing back and cutting off stems to tidy up and had new leaves come on. Not all Geranium will give a 2nd flush of flowers no matter what you do. It's well worth growing 'tho.

Repotting hostas

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:37
Jennifer 10 says:

Right - I will leave it until autumn or spring.    I was just wondering about the quality of the compost. 


See original post

 


If you're worried about the compost the plants are in at the moment, you can remove the top couple of inches of that soil and replace it with some soil mixed with a slow release food. That's what I do to mine when I'm not dividing. I think late winter or very early spring is best as well. 

Disguising a telegraph pole

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:34

You might try growing some tall annuals around it, perhaps Sunflowers, Sweetpea or Morning glory. I can only think of things that die down again like a tall Salvia like Amistad or even some Verbena Bonariensis. I have one in my allotment plot and growing annuals means I don't have too much to loose if they need to get access to it etc..... 

What did Monty buy.

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 13:54

Ah so it was a Clematis he bought, he said so in GW last night. A tender one with lemon flowers and scented he said. 

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What did Monty buy.

 
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Salvia or Nepetia?

Help identify this one please 
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