Latest posts by Lavande

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

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 13:04

I want to plant out my geraniums window boxes now - they have been hardened off and it is milder here.  My containers still have quite good looking pansies though.  If I planted them into the soil would they come back next year? 

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