London (change)
Today 28°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 26°C / 17°C

mazzycheshire


Latest posts by mazzycheshire

11 to 17 of 17

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 10:51

Verdun - I must admit the plants are very big and also heavy so tend to eventually lie on the ground, so will read up on how to split them in Spring, thanks. 

Front garden re-design

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 17:06

Thanks for your reply, Busy-Lizzie.    I would probably prefer shrubs, as there are 3 rosebushes which were already there, hidden amongst the weeds, which the gardener has grouped together, so we will see how they get on before getting any more.  I've noted down all your suggestions, thank you, I will have a google.  What time of year is it best to plant shrubs, or does it vary depending on type?  I would just like  something to give some ground cover as there is far too much soil on show at the moment.  Thanks for your help. 

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 17:00

Thanks J, yes there are a lot of plants but the previous owners lived here 50 years and the garden got a bit neglected in the last few years as the lady was living on her own and finding the garden too much.  We have watched all summer and been amazed at how much has come into flower, but now it's come to whether to prune or not, I'm still finding my feet, as obviously don't want to destry anything by mistake!

 

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:20

jo4eyes - yes that's exactly how they have gone, thank you, I will get out there today and sort them out. 

 

Front garden re-design

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 11:54

We moved house earlier this year and now have a very large rear garden which is a lot of work, so I decided to have the small front garden re-designed to make it a little easier on my back, as i was struggling to keep up with it all.  The gardener has reduced the amount of flower beds by putting sleepers in and then gravelling the centre section, which is much better and should be easier to manage.  Since this photo I have put a few pots on the gravel with winter pansies and viola, and tulips underneath (lasagne planting), but I'm looking for ideas for plants which I can fill the beds with, which will offer good cover and also great colour throughout the spring/summer (favourite colours are blues/lilacs/pinks).  The garden is south-west facing.  Any suggestions would be most appreciated. 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15849.jpg?width=350

 

 

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 11:34

Thanks, that's great, it's been a bit bewildering as I know very little about plants, and have inherited a 100ft garden which previously was owned by very keen gardeners, so is well planted, so appreciate you help. 

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 11:17

We moved into this house early in the year, and it's been great watching the garden come to live through the spring/summer.  There are two crocosmia Lucifer plants in one of my flowerbeds, they were beautiful in flower, but now are looking very sad and brown, and I'm wondering exactly how I should  deadhead them.  Thanks. 

11 to 17 of 17

Discussions started by mazzycheshire

Harvest Mites - nasty little critters

Replies: 8    Views: 775
Last Post: Yesterday at 21:38

SLUGS AND SNAILS + PUPPY DOGS TAILS = ??

Slug and snail control 
Replies: 4    Views: 662
Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 17:13

Front garden re-design

Replies: 6    Views: 973
Last Post: 07/12/2012 at 10:52

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Replies: 20    Views: 3317
Last Post: 03/01/2013 at 15:18
4 threads returned