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Patsy F

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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Today at 16:17

Another beautiful day in the SE, sunny with a fresh wind blowing.  Planted a Hellebore 'Jacob Royal' in the shady border, underneath a Maple.  Moved various pots of Spring bulbs from their winter home on the driveway and placed on the patio.  Planted out a pot of Daffodil 'Jetfire' at the end of the garden.  Sunny border is looking rather bare, with cut down perennials and deciduous shrubs and roses and only clusters of crocuses in flower.  It looks good in the Summer, so I am thinking of buying some evergreen shrubs to give it structure and interest for the rest of the year, along with a Garrya Elliptica 'James Roof' for the shadier border.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 22:19

Thanks KEF.  I had looked, but wondered if anyone on the forum had actually grown it.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:00

Sorry, that should be 'plant name please'!


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:59

Someone at my gardening workshop asked if we knew the name of a Begonia which he described as being orange with black stems.  Nobodydid, so I wonder if anyone on the forum is familiar with this plant - I bet someone is!


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:11

Yes, it would cost an arm & a leg from Kelways for an established plant, so I'll enquire at my local nursery.  Haven't grown any peonies before, but the intersectional variety appears to be quite easy to grow.  I haven't the time to wait years for flowers to appear!


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 17:05

Thank you, Sue.  I had looked at the site and also Kelways Nursery, which were both featured in the programme.  I just wanted to hear if anyone on this forum could offer advice on growing the plant. 


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:44

I've been catching up with the Great British Garden Revival programmes and have been inspired by Charlie Dimmock to grow a peony.  I'd appreciate to hear of your experiences with this beautiful plant, particularly if anyone has grown the intersectional variety 'Bartzella'.  Thank you.

I Can't Get the Hang of Containers

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:41

In a large hanging basket in the sun, I would try - Thyme, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Mint (in a pot), Marjoram.

new Echinacea plant

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:32

Vitax organic Slug Gone, I have heard, is very effective - I intend trying it myself. 

Replanting blueberry bushes...

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

My 3 blueberries have done very well in pots for the last few years, producing blossom, berries and autumn colour.  I top dress with ericaceous compost each Spring, use rainwater from the butts throughout the year and pot up when necessary - about every 2 years.  I think I've got Bluecrop, but have  lost the labels on the other 2.

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Plan name please 
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Paeonia 'Bartzella' 
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All year round interest with perennials

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