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Salvia Sclarea

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 23:12


 Hi everyone.

This self seeded salvia is growing in my front garden.There are just 2 plants and as you can see it is quite eye catching .   It has grown to about 4ft 6"since the spring. I think it is Salvia Sclarea, Turkstanica, but I am not sure.

I have been growing them for about 3 years, the original was given to me by a friend and I have been asked for seed by people in the village as it such an unusual plan. The bees and insects love it!

It self seeds readily so once you have it in your garden you can almost guarantee you will have it year after year.

I had a bit of trouble uploading the photos but got there in the end


Honeysuckle and Clematis Flowerless :(

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 10:27

We have a honeysuckle on one of our fences. This spring we decided it would have to be hard pruned as all the inside of the plant had died and was only growing new foliage from the outside. It was about 3 ft thick. We cut it right back, fed it well and watered it,(it was before the deluge!) It has repaid us by growing like mad, due no doubt to all the rain and is now just beginning to flower. So I would recommend a good feed as previously advised and it should flower for you.

Orlaya grandiflora

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 09:17

Thanks everyone, I appreciate your interest, I'll try Sarah Raven again to see if I can get any further information. I thinks we will split the seed into 2 batches and try an autumn sowing and if that is not successful try again in spring. Sarah Raven's website is very good.I miss her on Gardeners World TV programme. Let's hope next year's weather is more settled!! just looked out to see more grey skies and rain.

Orlaya grandiflora

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 08:56

Hi everyone.

I have just purchase some seeds of Orlaya Grandiflora, white lace flower, after seeing it in garden on an open gardens day. It was so beautiful I thought I must have some next year in my borders. However the sowing instructions were a bit vague and after going on the Internet I am even more confused. I would like to overwinter it to plant out in the spring, so if anyone out there has grown it I would appreciate any tips.

Thanks. C.

more coming soon

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 08:32

Hi, I am 69, my husband is nearly 73 going on 10, and garden in Lincolnshire. We have a reasonable size plot, with 2 ponds, courtyard, a small lawn, getting smaller due to enlarging borders for perennials, veg plot where we have small fruit trees, soft fruit, greenhouse and cold frame. Keeps us busy and fit. We have been gardening here since 1965 when there was just weeds and not much else. We plant as much as we can to encourage wildlife, bees etc.

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