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Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:34

I can't see the size of those containers, sweetpeas are need more to keep them going well than nasturtiums

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:32

I wouldn't put another shrub there. The quickest of the 2 will win and the other will be swamped. Go for some bulbs for spring, narcissi are better than tulips and crocuses in damp. Some lowish spreading perennial would fill the gap and can be moved when the shrub(s) have grown. 

If you don't make it with the lilacs those coloured stemmed dogwoods do well in damp soil.

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:26

Hi Jesse, nasturtiums won't take over in the ground, they're annuals and will be gone at the first frost. Easy to cut back or pull up if they go too far.

For something to plant now I'd go to the GC and see what's there. There's always something

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:23

Hi Jesse, you may find the other is a stronger grower and will cope, especially if you can improve drainage as Fairy suggests

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:19

I'd take out the yellow one. I fear it may be beyond help but it's worth a try potting it up in something well drained. Also, if those are both ordinary lilacs they're far too close together and to the fence to allow for growth.

I think you should always pick your plants to suit soil and aspect or you'll be forever disappointed.

I'd love some of those Japanese acers, but I have dry alkaline soil and a windy garden so I go and admire them somewhere else

 

Help Fir trees Dying

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:16

I'd pull away the soil from the base of the trunk and see if it's rotted as BB suggests. Some trees will put up will that but I doubt if many conifers will

Help identifying tall stemmed plants with pink flowers please?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:00

Malva, possibly Malva moschata

IRIS seeds- how do I sow it-?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 10:59

That's the seed, sow it now. It won't need heat. It may germinate quickly or it may wait for a chilling in winter and germinate in spring.

If you haven't soaked them all you couls wait til winter and sow them. They won't need soaking, or heat

Black leaved Cow Parsley - Anthriscus sylvestris "Ravenswing"

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 10:55

They're hardy, I'd get them outside and give them a chance to grow before winter. It's just cow parsley selected for dark pigment in the leaves. A native, tough as old boots. Beware a tendency to eventually seed back to ordinary cow parsley.

 

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:36

I find they can seed and sow without any input from me

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