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RHS Chelsea -plant ID

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:27

Happy to help.  I fell in love with that purple lysimachia several years ago when I saw it on the Hilliers stand at Chelsea and I always have some verbascums on the go but usually the phoenicum group which comes in shades from white through pinks to purples.   They're shorter and a bit tidier than the bigger varieties.

RHS Chelsea -plant ID

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:12

The purple one is lysimachia Beaujolais atropurpureum.  You can get the seeds from several suppliers if you google them.

The golden one looks like some form of verbascum which comes in many heights and colours and is either biennial or a short lived but freely seeding perennial.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:27

I'd have thought that if you could afford the installation costs of the mechanism to move your shed by remote control you could afford just to have two sheds and have done with it.    

Chelsea People's Choice Award

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:01

Chris Beardshaw's gardens are always though through on many different levels so have form, colour and texture form plants and hard landscaping and sculptures and so on to take them through all the seasons and he manages to make them connect with all sorts of people.  

Others may be superficially stunning but just don't have the staying power or else don't work as everyday gardens to  live and work and play in. 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:29

Maybe a change of shirt style would help but the plain grey is so dull and the jacket is short and dull and........  

Anyway, I like Dan Pearson's garden.  I love Chris Beardshaw's.  Still thinking about the Mondrian garden which seems a bit mean with the colours.   

I do not like plain rectangular water features with gravel at the bottom and no plants.   Love the swimming pond but not all the decking with it.   

Peony man was great and so were the cactus couple - though I wouldn't ever grow any myself.  Nasty spiky things and I wouldn't want a garden with just a polytunnel no matter how passionate I was about the plants that need it.

Seems to be a lot of repetition in the coverage which seems to indicate a lack of imagination and garden comprehension on the part of the production teams.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:17

Oh.  I don't seem to have vine weevils but I do have some provado stashed, just in case.

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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:46

Apparently not.

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:44

Monsanto has developed crops that are resistant to glyphosate (another of its inventions now freed from license) with the express purpose of allowing stronger solutions of it to be used on weeds which is why there is such a high incidence of cancer and birth defects in areas and countries that use them - usually poor 3rd world communities where profits and politics come before the health of citizens or countryside and correct supervision and controls of noxious products.

It's a useful product, used properly, but the price may be too high in the long term.


Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:38

Have spent a happy evening watching all the Chelsea coverage so far but being distracted by trivia and bad suits.   15 large gardens and we've seen about 3 in any detail and some not at all.    Not a lot of the fresh or artisan gardens either yet.

James Wong's suit is hideously staid and boring and who let that rugby player out in floral lime green?   I hope tehy're wool and can be composted.

Time to put celeb worship on the compost heap too.   Let the nurserymen and women and designers have the spotlight this week.

Help Identifying this plant would be appreciated

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:27

Looks like one of the weigelias to me.

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