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Beginner gardener need advice

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:24

I bought a dwarf version many years ago. It lived happily in a pot for a while and then I put it in the garden. It is about 6 feet tall now and flowers well every year. Sorry but I don't remember when it was planted!

 

Under Attack!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:21

It also spreads with a creeping root system. We have learned to love it in our garden...it will die down and re-appear next year. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/F/FoxAndCubs/FoxAndCubs.html

Verbascum only half opens

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:30

Bump. Someone must know the answer!

Garlic rust

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:21

Oops! Just realised there is a similar thread going on - sorry!

Garlic rust

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:40

I realised late last night that the 'brown' leaves on my garlic was in fact, rust. I have chopped off the leaves & binned them. Is it ok to leave the stumps in the ground because the bulbs are still quite small? Or should I lift them and store - probably in the freezer!

Any advice would be most welcome.

plant or weed?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 14:34

Rosebay willowherb?

Bees in roof, photo, what are they?

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 22:24

They should be gone by the end of the summer.

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:56

Hefting soil / compost and trying to keep them upright! And watering - they are beyond the reach of my hose so have to use watering cans. Then when it comes to harvesting, I need help to lift them onto a wheelbarrow. It's such a faff. I have decided to extend my veg patch to include a few rows of potatoes and will try the conventional way. That means making my rabbit fence bigger. Or I might not bother but I do love my own potatoes...

Plant identification

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:53

I am so envious! I love all the echiums. Have not tried to grow one yet. Still a novice.

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:41

Not to grow potatoes in bags ever again

Stake tall plants

Allow plants to seed and not weed out seedlings!

Copper rings / coins seem to keep slugs at bay That I really dislike our wild 'lawn' - supposedly a wild flower meadow. Didn't quite work.

That I would be even more clueless without this forum!

 

 

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