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Choosing Grass Seed

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:25

Hi GD

I'd give it a good rake and scrape in September and sow the bald bits and the grassy bits. Grass does vary in colour and it will blend in better like that

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:22

and autumn and winter

Just beginning now I have Inula hookeri, hardy fuchsias are looking good and Verbena bonariensis. Geranium 'Rozanne' goes on for weeks and youcan alter the flowering of buddleias by when you prune them.

Crocosmias to come, all mine are quite late and some asters but not those mildewed Michaelmas daisies. Some of the roses will have showy hips later and it won't be long before Cyclamen hederifolium wakes up, they go on for months

Roses

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:44

I'm not much of a rose grower but 2 things spring to mind.

1, too much food causing leaf growth at the expense of flowers

2. pruning off the stems that would have had the flowers

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:38

I think you need some more substantial and reliable plants. Anemonopsis is a woodland plant that may need acid soil, I can't keep it. 

Acers are not competitive in a border, easily swamped in the early stages and a bit inclined to scorch in the sun.

Nice rose though

Something in the cheap and cheerful range would bulk up the planting and make it look more generous

 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:17

Topbird, you're in my phone and I've PMd you

Plants for a long planter / Geraniums

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:16

Rozanne has a longer flowering period than the other two in my experience.

Bonsai tree

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:07

Bonsai is quoite a complex art. Not one I have.  I've seen demos of the top and root pruning required. You need a good book, video of something to find out how to do the necessary pruning to achieve a bonsai. The seeds will just be tree seeds, it's the treatment you give them that makes them into bonsai.

That's a baby tree that could be turned into a bonsai or a forest tree, depending on what happens to it.

Suggestions please

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:59

It's never too late

Dianthus deltoides, a packet of mixed colours. Little bits of the small sedums could be poked in, 

I had to look up the spelling of this one so you can have the linkhttp://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/32487/i-Erigeron-karvinskianus-i/Details

Several of the little campanulas will grow like that.

lobelia, it's come up in cracks for years here.

Plants love gaps in paving

 

 

cutting back tree branches

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:54

They'll be those little larvae that disperse to pupate abseiling down on a thread. 

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:50

Have you got a photo of the plants?

Mine looks a bit raggedy but if I were to cut off the finished flowers, (and do a bit of weeding), it would soon look a lot better

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