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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Today at 16:04

Thanks BM - I have to agree, but still not my kinda plant. I think I got it free a few yrs ago and each year when I see new buds appearing from the corm I feel obliged to pot it up. Will probably outlast me

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Today at 13:04

Hi BM - When it's finished I stop watering and let the stems drop off, then just brush off most of the compost and leave the corm somewhere in the shed - but I always seem to remember where. Then when I see new buds forming in the spring I pot it up and put it in my frost-free g/house

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Today at 10:50

Thanks BM - I have to agree, but still not my kinda plant. I think I got it free a few yrs ago and each year when I see new buds appearing from the corm I feel obliged to pot it up. Will probably outlast me

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Today at 09:11

I'm not really a fan of big and blousey but have to say it's doing it's bit- 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54398.jpg?width=202&height=350&mode=max

 this is more my style - Agastache Black Adder- 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54399.jpg?width=202&height=350&mode=max

 

dianthus

Posted: Today at 09:05

I had the same - 12 plants, some of which flowered , others the buds just dried. As David K says - leaves something to look forward to next year.

Also had a similar problem with antirrhinums. Although planted in a group of 24, about 10 have just shriveled up and died.

I guess it's the down-side to a hot and dry summer! (at least here in Essex)

Tree. Identification

Posted: Yesterday at 08:46

I think the response to your earlier post looks right.

Looks like a Mulberry as the other poster said.

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:16

Paul I believe under watering can be a cause of thick skin, or possibly too strong fertilizer.
Most plum toms have a thicker skin as they're bred that way

What flower?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:01

hmm - nor mine now you mention it...

flowers are right, but something about the leaves

What flower?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:24

foxgloves are biennial, so seed sown this year will flower next year. During the 1st year they build up their root system and strength, then flower in spring the following year. Most then die, or may go on for another year with a few flowers. There are perennial foxgloves, but no idea if yours is.

Who knows when or how yours were started, so it'll be a waiting game. Rather late in the season to expect anything much this year now. You may get a little spire with a few flowers, but next year it should really go for it so look forward to a magnificent show next spring.

Foxgloves self seed all over the place, so it's easy to keep them going year after year. You wont necessarily get the same colour as the parent though.

What flower?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:01

Mine appeared out of nowhere 3 yrs ago. When it got big enough I divided the 1 plant into 3 (spring 2013), then divided the 3 plants into 9 (spring 2014). Grows very well in both full sun and slight shade.

Haven't tried cuttings, but would prob work from new growth in the spring. I divided mine with 2 back-to-back forks - very easy.

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