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Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:00

Thank you, Verdun. I'll try to find the seeds and try it. It's such a beautiful blue - quite lifts the heart to see it.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:43

Thank you, folks. I'll do that and let you know.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 16:37

Does anyone know whether flax flowers more than once? There was a beautiful field of it near me last week - totally covered in sky blue flowers. When I went back to photograph it this afternoon there was not a sign of flowers. Is this because it's finished altogether or because it flowers in the morning and I went in the afternoon? I hope that is the answer - I'll go early in the morning, if it is.


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Posted: 12/09/2013 at 18:55

We had them on the lawn in SW France. The earth is hard, compacted limey clay, so I use the word "lawn" loosely. Any ideas anyone. I don't use water-retaining granules and don't have babies.


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:23

Thanks for all the replies. I know it's not deer and I doubt it'll be rabbits, so I guess it's those drafted slugs again. Anybody got a hedgehog to spare?


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 17:54

I agree. I found the music last week particularly annoying. It was too loud and intrusive. At one point, Monty was commenting on how lovely the rustle of grasses was but we couldn't hear it for the music. I like to hear the robin and the blackbird in Monty's garden - not a chance with the loud music. I don't mean to be grouchy but it's becoming too much.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 17:46

Monty Don, in a recent Gardeners'World programme, recommended  growing potatoes in a raised bed, if possible. He trialled them alongside those grown in the earth as usual and found the raised bed ones easier to grow and just as tasty and successful.  Says it all!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:13

Try planting a mixture of gauras and different grasses. Gauras are so pretty and very, very easy to grow. If I have a space and don't know what to put in, that would always be my choice.

"Siskiyou Pink" is a lovely deep colour, whilst "Whirling Butterflies" is taller and paler. They look good together and are completely easy and trouble-free. They also attract bees and other insects. Any grasses would mix well and grow easily. I've got a lovely furry one, though I don't know the name but you could choose from the garden centre. Maybe a blue one


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:14

Just as my crocosmias were about to come into bloom, something has eaten all the buds and open flowers. Does anybody have any idea what it might be and how to prevent it happening again next yearling?


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 16:23

The pink flower could be a wild flower called soapwort (or Bouncing Bet if you want the folk name.)  it grows about 18" high and is quite prolific.

if that's what it is, I'd leave it to spread. It could attract butterflies and other insects.

best of luck!

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