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Posted: 09/07/2012 at 17:44

Some of my Heuchera are very old species from my Fathers garden they like mainly shade and have deep red spikes. Some of the dark leaved ones like semi shade, they do grow larger and spread more quickly.
The older ones have a tendency to push the crowns out of the ground so I mulch them, after two or three years divide them putting them deeper into the ground.
They can suffer from leafy gall.


Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 17:36

That is the beauty of these boards we learn something and gardeners never stop learning. Having had trouble with Vinca before it came to mind, Campanula was Carpatica, Glomerati, Isopbila or Japonica, I had never heard of that form Muddy managed to produce. Climbing Bellflower now goes in my no-no book.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 13:47

Teesside dry although getting quite cool. Granddaughter came this morning back from Sunny Spain yesterday and brown as a berry, she spent the time in the pool.
We definitely need some of that sun.


Isn't a thankyou in order?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 13:41

If you do not have expectations of a thank you then it is a nice feeling when one happens. It seems to be an age thing, us older ones say it as an automatic reply the younger ones often think it is not needed. I still automatically hold a door open for a lady and have been told more than once "I can hold my own b##### doors" you shrug and still do it.
Most answers on here do get a thank you, often quite effusive which shows people do need the advice given even if we at times get it wrong, at least it points them in the right direction. Thanks or no thanks I would still answer the questions.


Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 12:41

Muddy, Looks a lot like Vinca Major or periwinkle a vigorous sub shrub the five petals and glossy leaves remind me of it but then I could be wrong.


Peony Pruning?

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 10:40

Gardening Grandma, in Bridgend I met the Welsh dragon as well as the one that was on my shoulder patch. The Mother of my girl friend of the time Nesta, a long story!!
I often wonder what happened to Nesta, Nancy from Porthcawl and Ruth from Rhyl.

Only some of the flower heads on my Peonia Alba have opened but we did get a cold snap off the north sea for a couple of days they do not like that, oh well next year then.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 09:58

Teesside yesterday was relatively dry although dull, the family arrived so it was mass bacon sandwiches at noon, the grandson said "better than big mac's any time" I should hope so.
Today the leg of lamb is in the oven for a long slow cook "oh" and the weather? "well yes we do have some" high white cloud with what could well be a struggling sun although the Hills to the south are covered in very dark and dour cloud, poor "Rain" I keep telling her to move.


Peony Pruning?

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 22:49

Gardening Grandma, bearded Iris will grow right up to the arctic circle as long as they get some sun and a well drained soil neutral or slightly acid not lime.
Mine get noon to evening sun and I mulch them or should say around them as they like their crowns uncovered.
I saw plenty of sun when stationed at Bridgend also belting up and down the Breckons plus some good holidays at Tenby. Probably not this year though.


Gardeners world weather

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 15:43

Right Geoff, it all looks a bit high falluting, we should run one of our own for the fun of it, there a re plenty of rhyming folks out there even more so after a couple of single malts.


Gardeners world weather

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 15:04

Are we then they must be better than our local TV forecasters who get it right about one in five. This was an e-mail to me and many other I assume and it mentioned a Poetry Competition? any information out there?


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