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Bunny Tails Grass

Posted: Yesterday at 09:36

Hello, I saw a lovely combination last year at Wisley of Bunny tails grass and gaura whirling butterflies.

I've been looking into growing this in my garden, which is light sandy soil, so looks okay from that perspective.  However someone has just pointed out it is an annual ?

I didn't know such things existed as an annual grass?

Has anyone on here grown it, does it seed and grow from that sufficiently enough that you don't have to grow seeds every year?

 I can grow stipa tennuissima from seed so hope my seed growing skills will cope with this, I just like perennials, or plants which look after themselves once they get going.  Being such light sandy soil its survival of the fittest in my garden.

Any advice ?

Thank you, and stay warm on this cold foggy frosy morning. x

Geranium / pelargonium

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 17:03

Phew not just me,

Geranium / pelargonium

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 11:32

Is it just me who gets annoyed when big companies such as T&M are advertising pelargoniums as Geraniums?  If these companies wont even name the plants correctly then what hope is there.

Or am I totally wrong and this is perfectly acceptable ? We are told so often that pelargonium's are not geraniums so why don't these companies change and start labelling plants correctly ?

I'm a total novice gardener and i just think how are we meant to learn correctly, when there is conflicting information. 

I have to say I binned the T&M catalogue when I saw this.

Maybe its just me...


Posted: 15/01/2017 at 21:16

I've just watched, and loved both gardens and the amount of work you all put in.

Tariq, I loved your plant selection, would love to see lots of photo's. 

Congratulations to you all and enjoy your gardens and hard graft for this year and many years to come.

Snowdrop /squirrel food ?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 15:18

okay that's fine, thank you.  I knew they ate crocus, and they ate them all out of pots a few years back so assumed it would be any small bulb.

patience it is then.

Thank you again. x

Snowdrop /squirrel food ?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 13:59

Firstly, a belated Happy New Year to everyone on here. 

I wondered if you could help, last spring I planted 100 snowdrops in the green.

There is no sight of them yet, is it still too early or did I just provide food for the numerous squirrels we have in the garden?

It is a slight woody area, with 6 scots pines, sycamore, and two oaks, laurel.  I have snowdrops in another part of this area, so also split some of those and put them in.  Trying to spread them around a bit.

Maybe I'm just too impatient and it is too early for them. It is quite dry in summer once the leaves are back on, I'm hoping it wasn't too dry for them.

Any thoughts ? thank you.

What compost for agapanthus seeds please?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 15:46

Okay, I've just watched the Hampton Court show clip.

- First plant, keep in pots until it fills out a 2 litre pot, and keep it protected. Only when flourishing in the 5 litre pot (I think it was, I need to go and rummage in my shed to find which size approx it was), do you plant it outside.

They need sunny position, with good drainage and high potash feed.

It didn't say anything about what compost to put them in from seeds.  However as i said earlier my MPC seemed to work, so can't be too fussy I guess.

Hope that helps.

What compost for agapanthus seeds please?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 13:28

It will be a good excuse to watch it, along as hubby hasn't deleted it. I'll try and watch it this weekend.  I thought it was a really good summary as it seems quite hard to find advice on agapanthus I've thought.

What compost for agapanthus seeds please?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 12:36

i planted some seeds last Nov and Dec, (two different varieties), in just your bog standard compost and had them on the window sill in the house, they've done really well.  Now they are a year old, I have them in a cold frame next to the house.  I do have the Hampton Court agapanthus bit recorded.  Need to watch it again as it was useful about when to plant them out etc.

It can save a fortune to grow them from seed as one of the main agapanthus growers was at the Wisley Flower show and they were selling tiny plants for £6. 

I'm really excited about them, and will look for more seed heads to plant more this year.

Shakes you...

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 12:14

Unfortunately such a small amount of funding is spent on childhood cancer. Its only 4% of funds are spent on childhood cancer in the USA and I'm assuming it wont be much better here. So sad.

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23% of magazine is advertising 
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Does anyone else miss the weekly what to do now links

I read this every week. 
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