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Recommended varieties

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:32

...not much of a fruit and veg grower Philippa.... very poor and unworthy to be a gardener really......lol...

...my tomatoes have done really well though...last years seeds too... Orange Paruche and Sungold....can hardly tell the difference.... I do love these orangy types...

...I used to grow spring onion 'Lisbon' and enjoyed that very much.... very easy to grow....  sorry to hear of your disappointments there..

...unfortunately, I'm one of the people that...if you go to Asda at the right time of day.... it's all reduced to dirt cheap....you know.. 1p for a punnet of toms... 10p for a bag of potatoes......  I sometimes wonder why we bother..   have to get there before the Polish though....clever shoppers the Polish...lol...

..anyway...just bumping this up for you... as it would be good to hear how others have got on this season....bumper crops etc... which varieties.... I'd like to know that too...

Whats happening?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:26

..don't think I'd care to live in France..not now... I did when younger but no urge to these days.... I like England too much and wouldn't fancy being a foreigner in another country with language difficulties... I think it's important to integrate and language can be such a barrier...   I very much enjoy what England has to offer.... I think the economy is better managed here...important to have a Monarch as head of state....not a President... and if we leave the EU...as is quite possible in a few years.... it may not be advantageous to be living on the continent if no longer an EU citizen...  have to see on that one... but for me the grass is not greener elsewhere......

Whew!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:13

..lol...my sympathies.... but I couldn't help but be a little amused by your story.... however bizarre it must have seemed to you...   glad to hear all is well now.... obviously just some crazy mishap....

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:56

Kim...I've just noticed there is a Plant ID thread from the Gardener's World team going at the moment.... why don't you put a picture on that thread and see what they have to say.... it will be going for a week or so...Emma Crawforth has already identified a Peony for a member...

Plant name correct?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:51

..Echinacea Primadonna 'Rosea'  I should think...

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:49

..that's a flowering stem shooting up there surely....  expect a big white plume...

..I expect...whoever sent you this by mail order.. either didn't know what they were sending, or sent out the cheapest most readily available option...a fob off to put it bluntly... anything else would be a bit unusual and more expensive...

...if it does prove to be Pampas....if it was mine... it wouldn't be something I would want to keep....even the dwarf version... Pumila... can be an awkward customer if you get too close...although can look quite pretty...

 

Best hemerocallis

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:39

...in a cottage garden type border... I find a few clumps of Hemerocallis to be a necessity...

.. however, there are very few I like...  my criteria would be - star shape petals with clear gaps - no overlapping... orange/red colouring.... which would rule out those listed by Mark above...  an extended flowering season  6 to 8 weeks is necessary for midsummer... I'm not keen on pastel shades or mixed colours...   doesn't leave me with many choices....so it's good old 'Crimson Pirate'  for me...which as it happens is so readily available..

http://www.daylilydatabase.org/detail.php?id=18429&name=Crimson%20Pirate

..I like to remove the spent blooms at the end of the day to start afresh next morning...  don't know how Mark  manages with all those... must be fun and a great hobby to collect so many..... very much a plantsman with this genus...

grasses

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:13

''Salino is going to buy me a new camera''

...being a poor country bumpkin....much like yourself...I'm afraid I can only afford a disposable..... £2.99 last time I checked....

 

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:05

..yes I too think that was a good call with Pampas... as if you look at the 1st and 2nd photos of the newer ones posted above... zoom in close up... you can see the leaves have retrorse teeth - downward facing...all along the edges... typical of Cortaderia... 

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:23

..lovely close ups Kim...thanks for posting these....  only you can tell us if those leaves are sharp to the touch on the outside... you would really be needing gloves I think if it's a Pampas...they can easily cut the flesh...  I note the leaves have a central midrib.. I can't recall if that is the case with Pampas...   perhaps it will flower soon...looks like some thicker stems coming up there...

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