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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:46

..I like that 'Pamela Jackman' very much... who wouldn't..?  I've also got some of these types... 'Frances Rivis'..'Foxy'...and 'Propertius'... which are alpina's... plus macropetala's...'Markham's Pink' which I'm liking very much...and 'Wesselton'...this is a bit slow so far... 'Foxy' is a lovely bright colour which lights up a darkish area...

..most of these are recently planted...  I wouldn't mind a pure white one...

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:32

..I recently cut back my Hebe 'Red Edge' very hard. to a few inches of base... it's now shooting out everywhere... it had only 2 choices...well 3... live, die or sulk...

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:09

...retail....formerly used to be a spy at GCHQ..., not really... ex-BT...and delighted to be pensioned off...

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:41 might like the dark blue Clematis 'Arabella'... it's herbaceous so grows up vigorously from the base each pruning is easy, just cut it all off.. I have this planted in the ground with an obelisk on top... it's one of the longest flowering Clematis there are, so I believe... some might find it a bit dark, and the flowers on the small's also a bit short..maybe 4 - 5 foot...there are taller types... have a look and see what you think...

What goes into a new border?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:31

..I would have dug in as much of that gravel as I could, deeply, rather than dispose of it... gravel opens up poor soil and makes planting much easier... I would then immediately get around to planting, and as I go along I would incorporate a mix of multi compost/John Innes no. 2 with each planting some fertilizer....

..water in, and let them get on with it... in subsequent seasons I would top mulch...

Floppy peony

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 00:01

..well, I would cut out the rotten stem and then leave the plant alone... I wouldn't dig it up... it's possible the stem suffered some wind rock which damaged it... as you have noted it's one that does need staking, which is a shame as it's difficult to hide the stakes....yet it's often advertised as having 'sturdy stems'.... well they are sturdy but they flop.... otherwise it's a real beauty, one I used to grow but no longer have... as a bonus it has the most glorious autumn colour to the foliage... look out for that come October...


My New Climbers

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:46

..thank you... I shall go there tomorrow... it's only local to me..

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:43

..Forester2.... I do like your border there very much, especially the large Pittosporum at the end.... would that be Garnettii or Elizabeth..?  there are several silver ones...

'Silver Queen' is a favourite and 'Collaig' is another which I have along with 'Elizabeth'... they do suffer from severe winters where I am... I've lost one or two...

..anyway... very nice indeed...

Hebe varieties

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:37

...I'd say that the first one is pinguifolia 'Pagei'... not sure about the other...

My New Climbers

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:35

..I've got that Clematis and for £1.80 you've got a real bargain there considering the size of the plant already.... I would expect to pay a lot more than that for one this size... that's amazing... I'm amazed... I shall have to pay them a visit, and wonder if they've got any other clematis varieties...

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