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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 23:41

I've got three of them Verdun, all bought reduced very cheaply. I'm going to divide the oldest one , second season, next spring. This one seems happy in a damper spot of the garden . I've just planted three big ,plump dark blue camassia bulbs alongside it, I'm hoping they'll look great together. One in the front garden looked lovely next to dark blue lupins and delphiniums.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 23:26

I'm liking geum Cooky GD, looks very bright and vibrant, pretty leaves too. Geum Mai Tai is compact, the flowers are a lighter orange that fade to peach with a hint of pink. Mine only had one flush of flowers, l dead headed but l didn't get any more stems. It was its first season so I'm hoping for better next year after its settled in. Totally Tangerine has been a real showstopper. It does get quite tall, but the foliage looks great, and mine is still sending up new flower stems now. Good luck with your seeds. Was it you that grew Mrs Bradshaw from seeds? I remember someone did and they were lovely in photos they posted.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:47

Helinium Sahins Early flowerer is a stunner, bought one after seeing it at Rosemoor, l hope it makes it through the winter. My cannas didn't flower this year, just gave me wonderful foliage . I've not seen a agastache, I'll have to Google it, sorry l just can't see the beauty in kniphophias. Geum Tangerine is a great plant, it looked stunning with geranium Azure Rush. Geum Mai Tai is very pretty too, but not as long flowering sadly.

Reliable weather implement.......

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:28

Thanks for the photo Richard, it made me chuckleπŸ˜€.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:24

Thank you Verdun, Bishop of Oxford looks promising, l really like it's dark foliage in contrast to the vibrant flowers. I have a new appreciation of orange flowers this year, planted with lots of different blue flowers and a few hot pinks for a real hit of colour. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 19:48

Oh Verdun, you've done it again! You have mentioned a plant, I've googled it to see what it's like and oh no it's calling my name. This time it's your dahlia Clar de Line, it's so pretty and would fit in perfectly in my front garden. You couldn't recommend a bright, vibrant orange dahlia could you while you're at it please.πŸ˜€

Plant of the year

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 20:34

Verdun, thank you for the advice regarding my salvia. It's now potted up and popped in the spare room. Hope it makes it through to spring, although l think the lady who grew them all said she grew them from seed. πŸ˜ƒ

Allium Sphaerocephalon

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 20:28

Thank you Punkdoc and Redwing for the advice. I'll plant them up the drier end of the bed with my Gertrude Jekyll rose and my bearded irises. My soil is clay, though much improved with grit and organic matter over the years. l hope they'll thrive if l plant them on a good bit of grit.

Allium Sphaerocephalon

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 13:22

Hi all, l bought a packet of drumstick alliums after admiring them in a photo someone posted on the gardening photos thread. Now I've got to plant them  I'm at a loss to know how and where to put them. I know the depth required, and they'll need grit under them. Do you plant yours in small groups, or in a clump? How do they look their best? They are going in a mixed border with roses, clematis and assorted perennials and bigger alliums. Do they return each year in your experience, they seem tiny bulbs? Thanks.

Plant of the year

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:22

Ooh Verdun, had to look up your favourite salvia, guanajuato and realized l have one. I bought it this year from a charity plant sale because everyone was going mad for them, and l didn't want to miss out. In truth l didn't know what it was, but the flowers were a magical blue and was much admired. Any tips on getting it through a wet Devonshire winter? My instinct tells me to dig it up and pop in the plastic greenhouse.

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