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Need some more id's please!

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 15:44

Yes that is what 3 is. I was sure it was a poppy, but could not remember which one.

Eremurus problem

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 15:39

As above. In autumn I would dig it up and replant where it is not encroached on by other plants. I would also add lots of grit to keep the crowns well drained. Beautiful if you get it to flower.

Underachiever Award

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 15:36

KEF, I am surprised you did not mention your Meconopsis!

My Lupins have been dreadful, too lazy to do night time slug patrols. I am hopeful for my tree lupins for next year though. Seed raised this year, and already 2 foot tall.

Need some more id's please!

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 14:16

1 Euphorbia

2 cant see

3 poppy probably one of the annual types, but not an opium type.

4 creeping buttercup - remove spreads quickly.

design required please

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:33

PS it looks fantastic and you should be able to make something beautiful in it.

design required please

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:33

Before doing a planting plan, you need to know what type of soil you have, ie acid/alkali, clay/loam/sand.

Next you need to decide what sort of plants you like [ look in a few books/magazines ], and what colour scheme you fancy.


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 08:16

Morning all.

Tidying house, as the cleaner is coming today, does that make any sense?

Weather grim again, but I do need to plant out some dahlias and Cannas. Some of my biennial seeds are also ready to be pricked out.

Have a good day eveyone.

Weeds covered all over my slate chippings

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 17:00

Weeds will turn up whatever you do. A weed suppressing membrane would help, but weeds will still appear. I would use weedkiller every few months to keep it looking nice.

Wild rhododendron

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 16:57

Yes, looks like R. ponticum. They can be pruned, but they often dont flower the year after pruning. It will grow to a humungous size in a few years, but I like them.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 10:45

Chris25, that Lupin treatment sounds a bit drastic. I would not bother with the pre-soaking, just plant the seeds into modules or small pots. I sow mine in the autumn, and then they are ready to be planted out the following Spring.

Neither Lupins or foxgloves come true from seed.

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