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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Flowering and day length - streetlights?

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 22:53

Streetlights dont emit UV. I cant see this having any impact on flowering.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:31

Oh yeah and Crocosmia grows like a weed here, it grows even where its been dumped from someones garden.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:29

I have to be honest, I dont think theres anything that wont grow for me.

I have given up on Lupins this year as they just get terrible Mildew and attacked by snails after flowering.

Improved Clay soil seems to be brilliant for plants.

Funky pot of Lavender advice please ..

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 11:02

The biggest ones were planted in May 2012

Funky pot of Lavender advice please ..

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:39


Funky pot of Lavender advice please ..

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:38

I only prune once per year, and my Lavenders are fully grown but dont look the slightest bit woody.

I prune right after flowering, taking off all the flowers and about an inch or 2 of new growth.

Works a treat.


Echi what?

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:23

Yes they are wonderful, there are some that are more yellow on the outside too.

But I like the chocolately centre of this 1. I do love late summer Daisies.

They do seem quite thirsty during the Summer, but dont let them sit in water during the Winter, it will rot them away.

Echi what?

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:08

I couldnt resist.

£8 later I got this




Posted: 08/08/2015 at 22:22

I'm still waiting for some to open, they are really late this year but beautiful and smell divine nonetheless. =),

Echi what?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 21:43

I looked them up, we sell them as Summerina Rudbeckias at work. I must admit they are beautiful, especially the darker brownish/yellow flowers.

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