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sweet williams

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 21:46

I have read that they are really short-lived perennials, but they're usually grown as biennials. My ones got savaged by something for other, so I'm going to have a crack at sowing some early in spring in case I can coax them into flowering in their first year. 

Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:38

Thanks Philippa smith. I'm not too keen on ivy, I must admit. I think I'll make some more accurate observations of the amount of sun. 

My balcony is awful really. The balcony from the flat above casts such a lot of shade. Will definitely think about that a lot more next time I move!

Plant ID - Tiny White Bell Flowers

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:36

Thanks all.

It's definitely neither of those though. I'll post pics soon!

Plant ID - Tiny White Bell Flowers

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:52
Thanks. Pretty sure it's not a heather. I'll have another look next weekend. I doubt I'll be home in the light before then.

Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:31

I'm looking for a climber, that will sit happily in a pot on my balcony and will live on a shady wall. It probably gets an hour or two of afternoon sun at best. The longer the season of interest the better.

Any suggestions gratefully received!



Plant ID - Tiny White Bell Flowers

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:18

I'm looking to identify a plant I saw today. I don't have a photo, but I'll go back and get one if this description doesn't prove sufficient.

It was a little creeping thing with deep been leaves and tiny while longish bell-shaped flowers. In full flower right now.

Thanks for any suggestions!


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:10

I thought that I'd had all the germination that I was going to, but another one showed through today. That's five weeks since sowing I think! I wonder whether it will do. At least it's not going to get leggy this side of Christmas!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:16

No, I'm in Switzerland. Not quite in the Alps, but we are at 1500 feet.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:09

Thanks a lot David. I'll leave them for now then. I'm expecting the serious frosts to start any day now, so not likely to get a lot more growth till spring I expect.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:02

It's been colder here. Mine are only about two inches tall. Does that sound ok? When should I start pinching out?

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Discussions started by ommthree

Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

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Plant ID - Tiny White Bell Flowers

Identifying something I saw today 
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Last Post: 16/11/2014 at 17:36

Yellowing Pinks

Yellowing and drying towards the centre 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 14:14

Japanese Maple Looking Sad

Leaves look unhealthy 
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When to Plant Garlic

Am I a bit early still? 
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Hardy Annuals & Repotting

Should I repot before the frost? 
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Pruning Pinks

Whether to cut them back at all 
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Bulbs in Pots

How to deal with in summer 
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How to grow spinach

Confused about how spinach is supposed to behave 
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Thyme Dying Off

The centre of my thyme is dying off 
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Herbs Yellowing

Basil & Marjoram going a bit sad and yellow 
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Chilis Shrivelling

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Insects on my rose

Are they good news or bad news? 
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Bay Tree Leaf Curl

Sudden curling of young leaves 
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Gooseberry Pruning

How to deal with new canes 
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