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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:45

Lovely pics Marion, I chopped my shastas  down and they are coming again, hopefully should flower later.

Nice to see the chrysanthemum starting to open, hope it doesn't go soggy in the rain.

I love the cleome, one year mine got  completely eaten by caterpillars. the saved seeds are much better than a new packet I find. 

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:36

Mine is usually best this time of year, rabbits have eaten a lot but they are recovering, the potentilla are good, rudbeckia, echinops, helenium, penstemon, foxgloves having another go, Flanders poppies, deadheaded they never stop, dahlias, cosmos, fuchsias, at their best when it's a bit colder, verbena Bon just beginning to put on a show. Perennial sweet peas, hydrangeas, buddliea, crocosmia, montbretia, asters, geums, there's more but that's all I can see from the window. Oh, roses and geraniums still going. Tall anemones just starting.

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:27

I do exactly as Verdun says there.

Dont forget Gran is oop norf so maybe hers have finished.

I can't even grow then outside, mine are all in the conservatory and still blooming well.

Brutal Honesty

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 21:15

I would now save them for next year, then they will be good sized plants to plant out in September next year, small plants tend to get eaten by slugs.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 21:09
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Cornish Clare. I'm about 10 miles from Bude if you're ever in these parts, feel free to pop in. I'm sure you'd not leave empty handed .

Eh Lyn? 

another meet coming up I think Clare may be further down in Cornwall, Verdun country maybe.


Another mystery plant

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 21:06

I have Trifolium Rubens, four big clumps, the rabbits chewed it right down!

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 12:10

Thank you Hostafan likewise to you two. Such lovely people, as almost all gardeners are I think.  x

Compost bin

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 10:50

Anything that has grown can go in, you are unlikely as a small household, to put too much of any one thing in there.

chop everything as small as you can, the smaller the bits, the quicker the compost.

Brutal Honesty

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 10:03
Caoimhn Barra wrote (see)

Cheers guys! And yes it is the Irish for Kevin, so you don't think I've killed it off? 

Ah, close then, bet you liked being called Carmen, sorry 

did the Honesty have seed heads on it, you can save them to plant next year Spring.

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 09:52

I was fortunate enough to be given this one, I give thanks every single day for that.

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