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Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 20:47

My Johnson's blue geranium borders the length of my slate path and this evening I noticed the leaves having been eaten in strips, exactly like a lace doily as Sam F- N said.  We cut them back three weeks ago and there was a lot of new growth and fresh flowers beginning to grow but now they look sad. I am an organic gardener so I'll try the soap spray first.Thanks.

Californian Lilac

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 11:11

Hi Buzy Lizzie, I changed my name to Lewis T as that is the name I use for most internet things. My P M name came from my email address and I didn't know that  you could change it. I didn't realise the Dordogne was so wet, we often stay at Paunat with Robert in 'Le Moulin Neuf' an outstanding chambre D'hote, but our real love is the Luberon area. It's good to discuss garden problems with like minded people. Thanks.


Californian Lilac

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 09:53

Lucky you! I love the Luberon area. This is not a long term plant, it lasts a few years and then dies from the bottom up. Bear in mind the smaller the leaf the hardier the plant. The ground coverer 'Repens' spreads over everything. We had a little house in Roussillon/Apt for a short time but did a swop with our son when we became Great Grandaprents and were needed back in Wales. I planted one for him in Roussillon/Apt, as I love all blue flowers but he had to get an irrigation system installed as they go weeks without rain and then get an absolute downpour. Plants that grow well are Tamarix, Lavender, Rosemary, Iris, Syringa, and for hedging you can't beat the Elaegnus (Quicksilver) as the insignificant flowers give out a heavenly scent - watch for die back though and prune immediately. Brunneras, Heucheras, Perovskias, Achilleas, Knautias all do well in drought and Eryngiums look lovely planted with tall grasses as do the ground covering geraniums (Jackson's blue) and of course potted Pelargoniums are simply wonderful. We're visiting in May. Good luck.


How invasive is Houttuynia Cordata Flame?

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:58

Don't know about Houttuynia but we have been trying to get rid of Acanthus from a small perennial area with geraniums, roses, verbenas and a paeonia for two years and it keeps on popping up. Last year we had new brick path edges infilled with slate slabs surrounded by slate chips, around this bed, removed all the soil, riddled it and replaced it with the same perennials and this time it popped up above the stone edged area. It is as invasive as the bind weed which we have managed to get rid of.


Monty's galvanised pot with handles.

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 16:47

Thank you for that information Sotongeoff. Never too old to learn. I had no idea that I had filled that info in. Actually I have found one litle beauty on ebay so I am bidding for it. 

Talkback: How to plant shallots

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 16:10
Where did Monty get this galvanised pot please?

Monty's galvanised pot with handles.

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 16:09

I thought I had - but I couldn't find my question anywhere. How do you post a link to the video concerned  This is the link 

Monty's galvanised pot with handles.

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 15:59

I bought two great shiny galv buckets with handles yesterday from Amazon for £6.42 each, lovely for planting in - but Monty (on his videos for shallots) planted his special shallots in a huge old galvanised bowl with small side handles and I fell for it. Does anyone know where I can buy one please? 

What was Monty Don using?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 20:30

HI I saw a G W video of Monty planting shallots in a huge galvanised pot. They were gorgeous and I'd like to know if it's possible to buy them? 

Potting modules

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 17:45

Good idea Busy Lizzie. I'll suggest it to the company. Your garden looks delightful. We used to live in Roussillon/Apt in the Luberon and could only grow a few plants like Tamarix and Lavender in the red sandy soil.

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