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Tallest Digitalis

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 15:32

..oh that's nothing....I've got one 15 feet 3 inches and counting...

 

...sorry,...just joking.... sounds great...don't know about records...would you like to show us a photo?...I 'd like to see that....do you know the variety name?...I always like the old Excelsior hybrids personally...

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 13:29

..if anyone lives in north east England, or visiting Alnwick Gardens, then you might be interested in seeing their 'Poison Garden'...over 100 plants...amongst all the other attractions on offer there... perhaps a little alarmist..but useful to know I think...

...lots of children were there when I visited...perhaps on a school visit...

 

 http://www.alnwickgarden.com/explore/whats-here/the-poison-garden

..not sure if that link works..but there you go..

Trees or Shrubs?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 13:02

..assuming you don't live in Alt'na'hara...or halfway up a mountain...then the shrub you want is Pittosporum tenuifolium.... don't get the variegated forms...just the plain green one...

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:58

..Mrs Garden...lol...but I'm a little surprised at that...I do like to see people make the effort with their front gardens...it's the entrance to one's home...and I just think it adds so much...so....get the trowel out !!...lol...

...I might also add...that I should think neighbour and boundary issues would also mean adaptations to our gardening habits for a lot of people...you cannot always do just as you would like...sometimes I don't blame people for putting in Laurel or Leylandii...depending who's next door...

Aquilegia Kew seed collection - sweet rainbows

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:05

..probably not for the purist, but if you like upward facing flowers then the American 'Swan' series might suit... named after American states..I've got 'Virginia' and 'Alaska' so far, but would like to get some more... perhaps rather brash..but I don't mind that.. cheerful and colourful...

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 10:10

..for some of us, I think it might depend on a few things...what type of weeds you're having to deal with...the scope of your garden and whether you're an impulse buyer...

...front garden - few weeds...planned and orderly...open to view...

..back garden - horsetail weed...overcrowded and rambling... it has to be if I want a quiet life from this...as one thing that stymies it's vigour is being shaded out with ground cover...I cannot afford to leave gaps.... so, not always a choice...

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 09:22

..I do hope so....love those comments on the higgledy site...lol...

...this plant seems to be popular with landscape designers at the moment...I only read about it as it was used at Chelsea in one of the gardens.... on researching further I read that it was similar in appearance to a wild carrot...which alerted me back to your plant...

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 00:03

..I think your plant is Orlaya grandiflora....a hardy annual...

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:55

..thanks for the link obelixx...that site looks really good....

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:12

..well, they can do Lyn seeing as you only planted it 3 months ago..so your rose is trying to establish itself... however, you've done the right thing by contacting Austin's...although they didn't breed this rose..it's been around a long time now..since 1937...and is best regarded as a Hybrid Musk rose..so there must be countless Ballerina's up and down the country...

...I wouldn't remove the stem at this stage...even if it does turn out to be a sucker..which I doubt...you will know when it flowers, as it will most likely be a small white flower with 5 petals..and very different to what you should have...don't worry about it...leave to develop and see what happens... you can always remove it later if it is...but also you wouldn't want to ruin your new rose by cutting off a young vigorous stem...

..I should add that, of course if it's the Ballerina shoot then you will know soon enough as it will flower itself before too long...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system

..in case you're not aware... 
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Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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Heartbleed

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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