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Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:37

White fang?

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 14:01

Lantana the Jasmine Trachiowotsit is in a 40cm blue pot but planted in a plastic snug fitting inner pot for ease when top dressing and soil improving etc. It's supported by 3 canes that you can't really see anymore for foliage.

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:56

Sorry to hear of your poor foot Hazel, sounds painful. Get well soon.

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:53

Lantana l have all shades of agapanthus, cerulean blue, purple, white, white and blue (Queen Mother), nearly black/purple but not any lilac forms yet, but it's on my wish list. I love them because the foliage, flowers and then seed heads give a long season of interest in my suntrap back garden. The pots were nearly all birthday presents from my children so are precious to me. 

The Jasmine Trachiowotsit was rescued by me out of a skip. I asked the builder there working if l could have it , who looked at me as if l had two heads for wanting this dead looking thing and told "me to help myself darling". It came back from the dead and is now lovely looking. I do report it every year, trim the bottom roots a little and give it a good dose of Bfb. The scent is devine and l love its little white starry flowers. Treat yourself Lantana 😉

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:07

Ooh Muddle-up, didn't know the colour of my pots is cerulean blue, not heard that description before, sounds exotic. I must admit l bought them to match my shed at the time which l painted "Alan Titchmarsh" blue after watching too many gardening makeover shows back in the noughties. They've lasted well though, not lost any to frost, just football's.

direct sowing

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:05

I've had no luck direct sowing annuals either Rosemummy, my soils clay also like yours. I've tried sowing annual poppies, the big opium ones in autumn and spring, not one made it, nor candy tuft. I now sow in pots and then plant out. Nigella and many perennials seed themselves around ok though. 

Did your clematis perk up ok l sent you? Mine are getting nice and bushy now. Hopefully get a flower this year.

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 09:33

Love my pots! I have lots of big heavy bright blue pots, mostly with agapanthus in on the patio. A couple by the back door with Jasmine T in. I had some smaller ones too but they were demolished by daughter's footballing skills. I now use her old Jenga game pieces as pot feet. 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 08:44

Aym, I've just been reading back. Have l missed something, what's happened with Verdun, has he left? I did value his advice and experience with so many different plants.

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 08:33

I love this thread! I'm a nosy so and so when it comes to see what you've all been buying. So many of your purchases I've not heard of before and have to look up. 

My new peonies, Coral Charm, from Sarah Raven are potted up outside growing well. I hope l get a flower this year. 

I popped to the GC and bought some dahlia Totally Tangerine to grow on for the front garden. I thought they'd go well with my Lady Emma Hamilton roses out there. I also picked up a dahlia Blue Bayou to add to the back garden, such an unusual colour , flower form. I'm not sure how bee friendly they are, but they have lots of different flowers l grow for them, l thought I'd grow something just for me.😀

New plants....Who wants them?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 10:43

I have a bit of a obsession with agapanthus, after first seeing them on honeymoon down in Cornwall many years ago. I have many deep blue , purple/black, bright blue and white varieties but as yet no lilac blooms. So I'm after agapanthus Lilac Haze. I've seen it online being recommended by a leading agapanthus breeder and it looks a beauty, with lovely large flower heads. 

I've also fallen under the spell of clematis Flora Pleno Maryrose that l saw a wonderful specimen of at a local NGS open garden last summer. So I'm after one of those too. 

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