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Agastache Black Adder

Posted: Yesterday at 20:19

I take a similar approach to Verdun with Blackadder and find it one of the easier ones to overwinter. I also find I get more robust growth and more flowers on poor soil and good drainage is essential to overwinter.
I'm on clay so tend to loose mine in a wet winter despite lots of added grit but always find seedlings popping up the following summer. I take cuttings around now too which disappear over winter and take quite a while to come back in the spring, I don't think I saw anything popping up until well into may this year, but last years cuttings are in glorious flower now
Good luck

Plant Id Needed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:57

Sadly nor has mine.....

Looks a great display, so may have a go at recreating it for next year.

Plant Id Needed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:39

No 2 looks like New Zealand Black grass/Black Mondo grass, but mine has violet flowers

I came across this pic - what a fab hat for Ascot!

 Black Mondo grass and Japanese Blood grass

Laugh at my carrots

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 12:01

Your carrots seem to be enjoying themselves!

Did you use manure or some sort of dressing on the ground before you sowed them?
That will cause carrots to do this (forking) - and maybe you didn't thin them out enough.
Best to prepare a carrot bed by digging in manure or similar in the autumn and let the weather and worms do the rest.

I'm sure they will taste great though


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:33

Hi Meomye - don't feed roses now, it's too late in the season.
Feeding now will encourage your rose to put on new growth just as the weather is turning and it's likely that the new growth will be damaged by cold and wind over the coming months.
Give them a feed in early March and again in July - that's all they need.
Most roses are starting to look a bit manky now.
It's autumn (meteorologicaly) tomorrow!

Flippin' pigeons

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 16:40

Make it the main and have about 40 each 

ID please

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 20:37

or penstamon maybe

Tree ID

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:00

Scale insect possibly

If it is, you could try something like Vitax Winter Tree Wash  - used when the tree is dormant - as it says on the tin.


ID if possible please!

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:11

My mistake - you live n learn

ID if possible please!

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 17:35

It's these new startups like Apple - come outta nowhere and expect the beeb to cater for their new fangled products
I believe the beeb are working on a fix, but afaik you can't download to this site with iPad or iPhone at the mo.

I'm old school - PC's rule!

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