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Television programme

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 10:04

Oh it worked for me Wonky. Just watched episode 1 and have bookmarked the rest. Thank you againπŸ˜€

Television programme

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 09:10

Oh you're a star Wonky, thank you so much. I'm currently off work laid up in bed so now have something worth watching.

Television programme

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 08:58

Wonky please if you can find it still, post a link to the Monty Don Lost Gardens series you mentioned a couple of weeks ago, l can't find it on YouTube myself and would love to watch it. Thanks.

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 12:13

Thought you would Verdun, you seem to be tempted by the unusual, special varieties of plants. You must have bought the last in stock from Paddock Plants, no longer available πŸ˜” . Please take a pic or two of the foliage and then the flower spikes for us to marvel over. What are going to plant them beside for dramatic effect?

Clematis Montana

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 22:21

Guernsey Donkey if you are a subscriber to the GW mag and have signed in to the secret garden the offer for the clematis is on there to order. Some good all year round clematis, all AGM.

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 20:29

Cor Fairy four foot rainfall is damp indeed. I've had a look at the met office site and it says where l am the average is 800mm, up to double that on Dartmoor and Exmoor. My soil dried out too quickly last summer, it's a real suntrap in the back garden. So last October l put on a really thick layer of well rotted horse manure. I've been out gardening today and had a tidy up and a gentle fork over, the soil looks so much richer and there were dozens of worms . I tend to water each plant really well and then mulch, often with grass clippings in the hottest part of the summer. I recycle the water used when preparing veg and salads, and have a large water butt system set up, using the hose pipe is always the last option, it can be a pain lugging the watering can around, but then l choose to plant so intensely, and have so many pots. This summer I've decided to not have pots of petunias or the like, l don't have time to dead head properly anymore, and no more hanging baskets to fret over. I'm just going to have my agapanthus on the patio, and pop my home grown annuals in the borders with my permanent planting.

Verdun, thanks for the salvia information. I'll wait a while then . I'm not going to buy the Dark Star Eucomis, until I've seen how well yours do!πŸ˜‰

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 15:44

Done that with curtains Hazel, the ones in our lounge. In the end decided they could fall on the floor in a trendy puddle effect, sortedπŸ˜‰. What plants did you succumb to?πŸ˜€

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 14:07

Oh l wouldn't risk them in the ground here Fairy. I even lift my dahlia tubers, can't risk it , we can get a lot of rain, and I've lost a couple to rot in wet winters. Also the slugs are a nightmare, I've found loads already this morning and have had a very satisfying snipping session. My garden seems behind many of you folks up country. E.g. Doves hellebore Tutu is flowering it's pretty little head off and mine is only an inch through the soil. 

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 13:38

Fairy, your flower colours sound gorgeous, right up my street. My bright borders on in my front garden, lining the path. I love how cheery it looks. The back garden is softer, mainly pinks, blues, purples, whites and soft yellows. I didn't like orange flowers at all for a long while. I think it was because of my loathing of marigolds that we had in my childhood garden, couldn't stand the smell at all. Then l fell for geum Totally Tangerine, and the Lady Emma Hamilton rose , and l was converted.

Verdun, thanks for the information about Eucomis, I'm glad to know from you and Fairy it's a bit tougher than l thought. That Eucomis Dark Star is fabulous, quite of another planet if you know what l mean . Go on buy yourself some, then show us your pictures. Ooh whilst your here Verdun, how do l start my salvia guanajuato back into growth. I've had it potted up, but kept dry in the spare room all winter, should l trim off the old stems and treat as a dahlia, does it re shoot from the base? Cheers.

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 12:55

Do you mean hotter as in tropical plants, or hotter as in bold, bright colours. I had a thing last year for deep orange flowers, planted with lots of blues and bright deep pinks. I loved it and so did folks passing by.

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