Poppy Girl


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Clematis for Windy Area

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:39

I want to grow a Clematis on the front of our house.  The wall is South Facing but is very open, and as we live in North Lincolnshire the wall gets strong winds beating against it at times.  Which would be the best Clematis to grow in this area please?

What plant is this please?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:31

 

Does anyone know what this plant is please?


 


 

How best to plant my Astilbes in sandy soil

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 23:17

Thank you all.  As the info tags did not say any preferred soil I thought sandy would be OK.  Will try the bin liner idea, water a lot and keep my fingers and toes crossed!

Poppies.

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:23

I leave my seed heads until they go brown and then collect some of the seeds (the others I leave to drop and self seed direct from the mother plant.  The seeds I collect I scatter where I want next years poppies to grow.  That is literally all I do and every year I get so many poppies growing that I have to thin them out. 

How best to plant my Astilbes in sandy soil

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:13

Thank you.  I will and will also put them near my geraniums that cover the soil so hopefully they will help keep the soil damp.

How best to plant my Astilbes in sandy soil

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:00

I brought 3 Astilbes today, the info tag on one states sun or part shade, the other 2 show full sun.  None of the tags said there was a problem with sandy soil.  However, when I checked my Flower Expert book it states that if you have sandy soil forget it!  My soil is sandy but we have added to it over the years and I don't have problems growing most plants.  Can anyone please tell me how best to plant these to give them a chance of growing in our soil.

Fumitory problems

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 09:51

Pretty yes - but it really took over, covered all the other plants. I brought a packet of mixed flower seeds and it must have been in there.  Will watch what I buy next time.

Fumitory problems

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:34

Brilliant! Assume that means the roots will not regrow?

Fumitory problems

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:50

I have just pulled out a large amount of fumitory that had run riot over one of my borders.  Although I tried to get the roots out some were too deep and the plants broke off mid root. I want to get rid of it all but guess it will reappear if some roots are still in the soil.  Has anyone any idea of how best to ensure this weed does not regrow?

Does anyone know what these two plants are?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:29

Yes, it really is tall, easily 4ft maybe more.  I'm 5ft 3 and it reaches my neck. It reproduces through the roots producing offshoots.  Does that help at all?

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