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Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:10

Thanks to everyone.  I will put the Tete a Tete into a container when they have died down as I may be moving in few months. The garden looks very scruffy generally - apart from a type of upright periwinkle (?) with white flowers. It has been in bloom for the past 3 months and really cheers up the garden. It came from a tiny sprig pinched from  a public garden 2 years ago.




Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:33

Thanks for all the advice. While on subject of advice, what should I do with Tete a Tete after flowering indoors? I don't have a greenhouse (have small shed) 

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:50

Thanks guys. They have all flowered before. They are mainly on the shadier side of the garden, (bed L of photo) but it doesn't really get much sun this time of year anyway. The violas in the porch get the most sun as its south facing. They flowered well in the early summer (see pic)


I then went on holiday and neighbour didn't dead head so hardly a flower since.  The back garden (very tiny) doesn't get birds - I feed them at the front. They don't go on the windowsill where the violas are. Some of the aforementioned primroses were moved to the shadier side in the summer as I was led to believe they prefer shade. The churchyard is an open space so I suppose it gets sun when there is any.



Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:12

My Primroses and Primulas in the garden border have lots of leaves but hardly a flower. Ones in the local churchyard all have flowers!  My Violas in a small window box (in open porch) also have no flowers. Is this normal for Dec/Jan?  I live near the south coast so quite sheltered. This was the window box in the summer



Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:06

It's not an iPhone it's an iPad. Will try again!


Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:33

Has photo appeared? It's there ok on my screen.


Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:32

Sorry, posted too soon. My neighbour has an unseated shed/greenhouse with shelf and large sloping window. Would these be ok in there if hardened off during the day in the garden? I live on the south coast so usually quite temperate. This is not allowing me to backspace. For unseated read unheated!

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:28

I first saw this flower in eastern France some years ago. I collected seeds (in small thin pods) last Summer in Chambery and have grown about 10 plants. Silly really as I now have to look after them indoors (no greenhouse.)  they come in various colours.  



Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:54

As an ex Dental Nurse I am sure I have a couple of masks and gloves somewhere! Thanks for taking the time to reply to my post.



Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:57

Great idea. Thanks very much.

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Discussions started by Lyn Plant-Wells

Primroses/Primulas in borders

All leaves, hardly any flowers. 
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Plant ID

Tall, exotic looking flower 
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Nuss Schnapps

Yummy alcoholic drink from green walnuts 
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Chicken bedding 
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Rotting courgettes

Brown tips How long will a visit to the Doctor Who Experience take? Please allow up to 1.5 hours for a visit. The interactive element will take 30 minutes and the exhibition can take up to an hour. Feel free to stay longer though! 
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Very leggy Philadelphus

About 10' + 
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Rose suckers?

Tall shoots with 9 leaves 
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Pruning Hankey Pankey

Lots of leaf buds and a couple of flower buds 
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Pruning 'Hankey Pankey'

Is it too late and how hard to prune? 
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Talkback: Insects and seed heads

Seedheads are great for sheltering insects but earwigs can be a nuisance as they nibble flower petals. However, I have a friend who never k... 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 13:37

Patio cleaner

Green gravel in back garden  
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 14:14

Replacement for Hydrangea

Bush rose? 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 13:14

Surviving Geraniums

Tatty looking containers 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:48

Surviving Pelargoniums

Looking a bit ropey! 
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