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Latest posts by Lavande

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 17:31

...thank you Verdun, I've been busy and cut off (most) of the flower heads and potted them into new compost and they are now in the shade.  In keeping with the sentimental theme, I have ripped up pink flox which is stomping its way through the garden and periwinkle which is doing the same in the shaded area down the side.  Then, when I'm in the garden centres and I see these things being sold at nearly 8 euros a pot, I feel as if I have literally thrown money in the bin but I can't really offer it to neighbours because we all have similar sized gardens and it would soon be marching through theirs and then making its way back to mine again.


to me it is a mistery

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 17:22

Could it be cosmos?  I know it's a bit early ....

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:13

Thanks Fairygirl - I can imagine they would look wow with black - which I didn't know existed.  As soon as the local garden centre is open I'll be on my way for some more lovely compost. (blinkers on though because I do not have another square inch of garden, should I succumb to any more plants).  It's 9am here now but I don't think it opens til 10am. My keyboard mouse keeps freezing and it's so frustrating because I can't roll it up far enough to close the computer down or flick between tabs so between waiting on shops to open and being a slave to my computer, I'm feeling frazzled. I can't even get a new tab open to google the problem!! Rant over.  It's too nice outside to feel annoyed.  

Taking cuttings (clematis & wisteria)

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:27

What an exquisite clematis - I have tried and failed to take a cutting of mine in case I move away.  I can get my cuttings to survive so far then I lose them so I'll also be following Obelixx's link.  Good luck

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:21

Oh Dove are they not even pansies - Is that because they don't have the little face?

Thank you so much, I will cut them back and repot them in new compost - they have flowered so profusely for months that they deserve to be pampered. I feel a bit fickle. I just like a lighter colour at the windows in summer and then the oranges and reds being rich and warm are perfect for the colder months.

Mystery plants

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 16:21

Oh sorry Fleurisa, my post crossed with yours - and trust me to get it the wrong way round - but I am trying (very apparently)

Mystery plants

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 16:20

Could the first one be Verbanum?  I always mix up Verbanum with Valerium but I think it's the first name - I have that in white and red and it's lovely - does have a bit of a whiffy smell sometimes though??

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 16:08

I'm just scunnered with the little blighters.  My lilies had beautiful buds and now have dried up empty pouches.  I've not actually seen that before - normally the leaves go first.

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 16:03

I know, I know I felt terrible about moving them but the geraniums were burning a hole in my imagination and I'm worried I don't have time to plant them over the weekend because there is a lovely garden visit I just cant miss - I may even end up having to buy something at it.  I didn't disturb them as much as I needed to though - I've potted them out among five pots and have taken cuttings which will delight OH when he sees yet another window sill full of seedlings/plants - not. I'm just so indecisive but I've done it now and they do look okay and can show off in another side of the garden



lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 14:14

Thanks Bilje, I'll try that.  No it never stops and I am a bit obsessed - I just lack the knowledge but not the enthusiasm

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