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Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 09:47
HandyL says:

Hi all, 

Does anyone have any spare delphinium seeds available? 

Thanks in advance :) 

See original post

 Hope your seeds arrived, if not let me know I can send some more. 

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 23:02

Absolutely, I move things whenever I need too, I take no notice of 'proper' times, I sow seeds when I have them, I put shade lovers in the sun and vice  versa, it all works.  The only thing I feed is tubs and baskets, I've fed my tomatoes only twice, the second time was today, they are loaded with fruit.

non conventional garden is me, so the answer is have a go, it usually worksπŸ˜€

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 19:35

Yes!  Just thought I'd try seeing as I was doing the Penstemons.  May as well throw those away, and divide later.πŸ™‚

My Deutzia

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 19:32

If you want to prune it next year to keep it in shape, do it immediately after flowering.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:15


My Deutzia

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:10

If you don't prune it, it will flower next year. 

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:06

I've just potted up a couple of dozen Penstamons,  rooted quickly in a mug of water,  tried with Phlox but they haven't rooted yet.

What's this plant?

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:02

That's a Passion Flower and that's a passion fruit.

Crocosmia 'Solfatare'

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 11:50

Isn't it crocosmia that flower on new bulbs made ever year, if so, you need to collect the new bulbs they've made and not plant the old ones back, maybe I'm wrong, but that's what I do. 

Why does my bed look rubbish?!

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 11:46

I wouldn't have planted anything under that large fir tree, and there's also Leylandii behind it, not all plants like to live under conifer. PI would have planted some nice flowers in big tubs/pots, and perhaps a small shrub that won't mind being container grown, and stood them on slabs.  Something tall along the fence,  bamboo in tubs maybe. Also a nice Clematis or three for year round flowering. 

The leaves on the aquilegia need cutting off as they have succumbed to mould.

There's a lot of work involved in bringing ground like that under conifers up to scratch for planting, depends how much time and effort you want to put into it. 

I think planting under a beech tree is probably easier than firs. 

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