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Aquilegia Seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 21:51

You can indeed, or you can save some for spring, and sow some now (replicating nature) and see which plants are best.

Good luck, they really are beautiful little things.

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 15:37

Yet again it's pouring down here in sunny Kent, like it seems to have been for weeks, and I'm having to potter around the forum trying to stave off boredom for a while whilst my garden and allotment disappear further under water.

It started me wondering about which plants are loving all this wet. In my little patch Foxgloves have romped away and had it not been for the wind would have been perfect, the Hydrangea (as it's name suggests) is looking the best it's done for a few years, the Verbascums have coped admirably and continued to flower regardless, two Geums (Mrs J Bradshaw and Totally Tangerine) have masses more flowers than before and the Verbena Bonariensis plants stand upright and tall like collective purple middle fingers to the grey sky above.

If we get our heads together we can work out which plants love all this rain, if not I'll meet you round the back and we can use that wood, which was supposed to be at the allotment today, to start building an ark.

What's doing well where you are?


Posted: 13/07/2012 at 22:36
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I wish I could get japanese anemones to survive. I have the welsh poppy I love it I know it seeds everywhere but thats the look I want I have a red monarda that seeds everywhere too

Do Monarda's self seed a lot then? I have a really tall one in my garden and I absolutely love it.

Yes they do i was given a plant with a warning that i wasnt to complain about it taking over. Ive let it self seed up till now this is third year but from next year some will be given away and weeded out too

Purely by chance mine happens to be in a pot on a concrete path so I don't think seedlings will be too much of an issue. Wouldn't mind a few babies popping up in spring though, will have to keep an eye on it. Thanks for the info.


Posted: 13/07/2012 at 12:17

An upturned pot filled with straw/shreaded paper put out at night time and taken away to another part of the garden in the morning is the traditional tip.


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 19:01

I wouldn't hold back Miss, I've planted summer annuals where the tiny plants will grow. They need potting up and growing on for a while before they go in to the ground anyway (when they eventually arrive that is).

shade loving plants

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 15:55

Not summer plants but I have a similar boarder that I use for spring plants, aquilegas a plenty with daffies and tulips. It doesn't look great at the moment but in spring it's the first part of the garden to get any attention.


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:34

Sorry Jean, didn't mean to scare you.

It's just one of those plants I've decided I don't want and have treated as a weed ever since.

Horsetail - Help!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:23

I'm fairly sure there's a thread on this weed somewhere already, although I haven't worked out how to search the forum yet.  Have a nose round see if you can find it.

Horsetail/Marestail is as old as the hills and sounds a complete pain to deal with,  good luck with it.

Lavender Collapse - Can it be saved?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:02

Yep, Lavenders don't live very long (and start to look ropey after about 4 or 5 years) they're easy to take cuttings from so, as said, take some cuttings now and prepare to replace the plants by spring.


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:57

Jean I came back on here to post about an annoying pink geranium type flower I pull up whenever I see it, and you've named the little bleeder. Learn something new everyday here!

I'm sure there are people here who love it (it was loved by my Mum for ages), and in the right garden it would look beautiful, but I've pulled up handfulls of the stuff for years.

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