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Favorite lavenders and other strongly scented plants

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 16:27

Evening Primrose is also worth growing and agree that Night Phlox and Night Scented Stock are priceless in terms of scent.

Ordinary Phlox (the tall kind) there are loads of varieties and 10 week Stock are also very easy to grow and provide wonderful scent. 

I would'nt be without some Oriental and Regal Lilies as well, amazing scent. You have plenty there to keep you going.

Salvia or Nepetia?

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 18:07

Thanks everyone who replied so far. Unfortunately it's none of the above although it is most similar to N. Sibirica. With my plant the flowers grow upward like tiers on a cake and are present at a leaf joint. I've measured it and after 2 years it's just over 100cm

Salvia or Nepetia?

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 11:25



 I wonder if anyone can identify this herbaceous plant I grew from a cutting. It's past my waist, very strong aromatic large leaves and not Nepetia 6 hills giant, it's taller and the leaves are a lot bigger too.

Weak Cornflower

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:51

I grow them every year but find that sowing them late summer/autumn gives me earlier flowers and stronger plants. I don't put them into a greenhouse, they sit outside usually in something like a windowbox before they're transferred to their planting spot. That said, I plant them in a group and use supports around them. At the very least a couple of bamboo canes with some string around it to help hold them up. You could try that now and you should find an improvement. 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 10:09

I'm growing them and their leaves are fine. Perhaps they got sprayed with something?I'd check and see if they have too much/too little water. Sorry I can't be of more help.

do I clean plant labels ?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 17:59

Thanks indeed for that tip, I think my Daughter has a few of those sample pots laying around. What a good idea.

mutant tulip leaf/petal

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:37

It's interesting to come across this thread as I've had a few Tulips with leaves/petals like the pic you've posted. All bought from different companies, all of them white or lemon and all planted into either pots with fresh compost or into the flower beds. I did plant dozens of Tulips last year and of all of them maybe 5 or 6 have turned out like yours. Interesting.

"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:02

On the good advice of folks on here in the past, not only have I gotten in touch with the suppliers of plants advertised in the GW magazine,   I also got in touch with the magazine itself. Telling them that I was shocked to see that they were allowing such shoddy plant sellers to offer below standard plants.

I had a reply right away and they got in touch with the suppliers for me and sorted it all out. I also got an apology, I can't remember who the suppliers were but if the plants were advertised via GW then I would certainly let them know.

Nerines and Lilies

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 06:39

Many people are planting them now, yours will still flower this year although they will be later.

Nerines and Lilies

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:55

Plant both now wisehedgecrone. I grow them both in pots and in the borders. Don't worry about the lilies you've already planted, they'll come up soon I'm sure. No need to dig them up and disturb them. Whereabouts in the country are you, perhaps it's just not warm enough for them yet. Some but not all of mine are showing.I grow several different types of them and they're always reliable. Unless the lily beetle gets to them.

I leave the tops of my Nerines exposed and they stay in their pots over winter although I put them somewhere frost free. I grew them in the ground for years and for a few years now they've been in pots. I just use mp compost for both although folk say lilies like ericaceous soil.

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