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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 19:13

Sorry, wrong area moved to plants....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 15:30

I have been very happy with the mix of verbena bonariensis, scabious and bronze fennel.  The butterflies like it too!

 


 The picture does not give a fair representation of how nice the colours are together.

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:42

I have some newly flowering penstemons, I now have 3 different plants with the same white deposit plus we have had a lot of rain and it hasn't washed away.  If you can raise the question at Wisley that would be fab!  

Moving Scabiosa Plants

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:29

Thank You Dave, I don't mind waiting I wasn't sure if they mind being moved.  Some plants seem to object 

Moving Scabiosa Plants

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:07

I would like to transplant a number of Scabiosa plants, do they cope with being moved and if so, when should I move them?

I have a number of Scabiosa which I grew from a seed mix called summer berries.  They are doing really well this year.

I have some lovely blackberry coloured scabious which I would like to consolidate and some raspberry ones but the raspberry ones don't match my colour scheme.  I would like to move all the blackberry ones next to each other to form a clump and gift the raspberry ones to friends.

Can you help 

Moving Scabiosa Plants

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:05

I would like to transplant a number of Scabiosa plants, do they cope with being moved and if so, when should I move them?

I have a number of Scabiosa which I grew from a seed mix called summer berries.  They are doing really well this year.

I have some lovely blackberry coloured scabious which I would like to consolidate and some raspberry ones but the raspberry ones don't match my colour scheme.  I would like to move all the blackberry ones next to each other to form a clump and gift the raspberry ones to friends.

Can you help 

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:12

Courtesy of a Telegraph article:

An east-west bed with a hedge or fence to the north or south would allow appreciation of both flowers and fruit. Later still, the foliage changes to amber-yellow, an exciting contrast against the dark stalks.

 

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:07

I have a delaviyii and it is yellowing at the bottom.  I am sure I read somewhere that this is normal.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:50

I saw a grass snake today, it was had a line of inquisitive sparrows hopping behind it!  It slithered in to the bushes with them hopping behind.  I don't know if they were seeing it off or were just being nosey.

A few days ago I saw a number of swallows sat on a fence line, they took it in turns to fly at a jackdaw that was watching them from a nearby.

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:41

Right then, I think plan B is to take up Dove's suggestion of contacting the RHS.  I notice that at Hampton Court next week there will be an RHS stand with gardening advice for their members from the science team.  

Do we know anyone that will be attending, that is a member, that could take up our cause?!

http://www.rhs.org.uk/science/meet-the-team

 

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