Lyn


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Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 13:25

Great, they don't like being in pots, best in the ground.

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 13:24

I guessed as OP had said' I've never done them before' that she'd never done those either.


as she asked what the plants were, I naturally assumed they weren't hers.

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 11:38
aym280 says:

Wow! Good job that I had a look, so many beauties. I especially like Yviestevie's 2nd and 3rd one as they literally sing their heart out. Love the harmony created by the 2nd one. Hope this thread continues.. 


HydrangeaKate: Were yours on steroids? The whole sphere!  I might try one this year. What did you feed your baskets with please? As DHR said, it is a lot of work to make them beautiful, but just look at those 360 degree ball-like fonts of flowers .. What compost did you use please? Mine always ran out of energy or too hot, too dry or too many plants..


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 She hasn't made one yet!!! 

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 11:30
Hostafan1 says:

Lyn, I think some of those I grew from your seed are sending up flower spikes as we speak. 


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 They should do, it's the third year. Hope they're in the ground. 


I really shoud stake mine GD, the wind has everything over here.


Quite a lot of the self sown seeds have survived, lost track of when then germinated though so don't know if they will flower this year on next.

elegant and cost effective way to support dahlias

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 11:23

I bought 30 of these, in the reviews  lots of people said they used these for plant supports, Monty Don does a good demonstration online.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00E7P9SLG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 08:48

Here, I sow them first year, plant out next late spring and they flower the year after that, so a long process, you just have to hope you don't get a cold winter, now they are here, I let them self seed, far better, stronger plants like that than trying to sow them. 

Plant ID

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 23:04

Here's a photo of one of my echium last year, he's 20' tall, blew over then grew upwards. All self seeded, it grew out of a rough stoney bank, no feed, no soil hardly. The don't all ovewinter here, some have turned black in the frost, some still doing well for this year, they flower in a three year cycle, forgot what that's called now🤔😀


its right at the back with pink flowers. Behind the Foxgloves. I have never seen so many bees on a plant, enough for a hive.


How to prune hydrangea peniculata?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 16:57

Unlike most other hydrangeas, these flower on new growth so you can cut  the old lot off as you wish to make the shape you want, I will be cutting mine right down but not yet as it's still too cold here, I will do them mid to end of March. ,

How to prune hydrangea peniculata?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 16:44

If they haven't sprouted yet, the growth there now is last year's. 

Sowing seeds in seed tray

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 19:25

Always check the instructions on the packet, a lot of seeds you don't cover at all, just sprinkle on the top of the compost.

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