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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 20:56

Now there's a thought!  I planned to dead head it to save energy but I could maybe let it ripen one or two seeds heads............

Brown magnolia flowers

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:23

When you planted it, did you soak the root ball in a bucket of water first and did you water it well afterwards?

It may just be very thirsty and sacrificing flowers to save the leaves which are its food factory.  Look on your other thread for the correct link now.  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:12

Tom C - that is a vast improvement in plan and planting space.  Congrats.

Joyce - sumptuous.

My tree peony is not only in flower but has a glorious perfume.  It looked very dead when we arrived on October 1st and I had no idea what it was so a lovely surprise.  I have fed and watered it and given it a pep talk.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:58

See previous post H.   Once I get the rest of the shrubs in I can do the rest of the hostas.

Growing magnolia tree (help)

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:57

Sorry.  Posted the wrong link.  It's a magnolia stellata and teh RHS thinks they can be grown in pots but I would suggest the largest one you can manage so as not to restrict the roots too much as this will reduce growth.


The brown is either frost damage or just natural aging as the flowers go over.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:51

Good hot shower for me most days but, after a long, cold and dirty day in the garden it has to be a bath with bubbles and a glass of fizz too.

Have only had an afternoon out there today and - fanfares and rum rolls - I have planted my first treasures in a proper bed - hydrangea "Prim White, eunonymus Silver Queen, creamy variegated ivies, wild garlic, lily of the valley, violets, a pieris and one whole hosta but split into 4 chunks so 2 in the ground and 2 in pots for later on.   More hostas, some acers and some azaleas tomorrow.

Feeling stiff so a hot shower is called for to ease those bruised ribs.

Hope you get the mower sorted H.  We ended up taking the collectors off our first one as the grass was always so lush and juicy it clogged the tubes.  This model doesn't collect at all so OH has to rake it up and dump it all in the bins.  He may well want one with a collector next time.

Glad you're feeling better about your garden this year Dove.

Good to see you PDoc.

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Resurrected Ten

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 16:20


Lovely pics Joyce.  Maybe you're on the colder side of Scotland M-U?

Plant ID/alternative suggestion

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:51

Yes.  My wee brain couldn't get past veronica gentianoides and I know it's not that.

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Growing magnolia tree (help)

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:50

I suggest you have a read of this RHS article which contains advice on camellis in general plus growing them in containers - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=327 

Plant ID/alternative suggestion

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:39

It could be either alchemilla mollis in flower or, less likely, golden oregano in leaf.

I don't think the blue plants are lavender.  The paler blue ones with blue-grey foliage look more like nepeta (cat mint).  The name of the darker blue one escapes me for the mo but maybe someone else can help.

Lavender likes well-drained alkaline soils.

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