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blackberries

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 18:43

...no hedgerows near you then Alan...?  the wild ones taste so much better, in my opinion... cultivated blackberries I always find quite bland in comparison... and all that trouble to grow...

I grew thornless Boysenberry up an arch, I did like the large mauve flowers very much...

also a Medana Tayberry but that's quite thorny... I think you can get thornless ones now but I think you  lose some of the flavour...

...it surprises me that anyone grows blackberries to be honest, unless you've got a really big plot and live in town....however, best of luck with it, if it's what you and family want there... I doubt you'll have any trouble growing it...

Hallo.

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 18:36

...the Salvia's I like are the tender sub-shrubs that I know as Salvia grahamii or Salvia Microphylla... usually red flowers all summer.. on attractive little bushes that can grow quite large if they over winter.... I do love these very much...

Hallo.

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 18:30

...nice picture of the bee... can't make out the flower... is it real?

no need to worry about the posts... we live in an age of 'text speak'... I'm not sure many people read much beyond 3 or 4 lines... pictures tend to speak a thousand words wouldn't you say..?  just carry on as you normally do Keen 1... there's nothing worse than something cramping one's style... let it rip...!

Pennisetum's I think, are plants that really do look better with hard landscaping which we've all been talking about... to me they don't look right cascading down into soil.... Villosum in particular is quite heavy and droops... all these look best - to me - flowing over some low wall...paving..shingle and suchlike... that's how I prefer them....

Pennisetum setaceum has not proved hardy for me, even when I gardened on the south coast... a disappointing plant...that promised so much...

'Hameln' I wasn't that keen on...think one or two others forget the names...

talking of latin, shall we have our lesson for today?....

Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii  'Chattahoochee' - it just rolls off the tongue...

and a whopper for such a dainty little plant...shown here... not so good so far this year.. I've had it bigger...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26873.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Hallo.

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:45

...I'm not sure about that rose Keen 1.....too much sunlight, can't see the flower colour properly...   will have a look around later, the leaves have a modern look to them..perhaps someone else meanwhile.. might have a guess.. does it have much scent and how tall is it roughly?

haven't grown Liatris spicata for a long time, nor Asphodeline lutea... I found I wasn't keen on upright spikey things...that look rather stiff.... although I dare say I've got something like that here and there...

one of my favourite grasses is Pennisetum orientale... it's very slow this year..well I did move it earlier... but needs lots of hot sun and so it's just getting going... also I'm going to move it back to where it was before.. I can see it was happier there...  I think when it starts it's one of the best flowering plants in the garden but often overlooked being a grass...lovely fluffy things...I think it goes well with Gaura's... amongst many others..   do you grow it...?

 

Plant Identification

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:03

...oh it's Morina longifolia I think...and very nice too...

Plant Identification

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:01

can't enlarge that one... someone else will be along shortly...

Identifying a plant

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 11:59

...have a look at Dracaena and see what you think...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/7887.shtml

Hallo.

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 00:22

...I do that too, move things around any time that's convenient... including roses in summer... not to be recommended though...but you have to do things when it suits I think...

Mr Syd... I see you grow Hemerocallis - Daylillies if we are not to be 'high falutin'... names please if you have them...? the main season for these is just starting... I've not grown many and I like those which have a marked 'star' shape as opposed to those that are more cupped... I also like the fiery orange/reds, not so keen on apricots/pinks or yellows.... this is an old one that's still doing the rounds but I do like it - Crimson Pirate -... an apt name I think...

I grow in a little group of 3, that's all I have room for... in America where they are so popular, I used to see them grown along a border in front of their wood board houses, like a little hedge,  and I copied that style in my last garden... if only they flowered for a bit longer... it seems over all too soon...well, a month or 6 weeks would you say for most..?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26841.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

 ...apart from those many and varied interests... do you have any sporting ones at all? us gardeners seem rarely to get much time for anything else... would you agree..?... like the Queen, I admit to watching horse racing and occasionally have a flutter...

Majorcan shub ID please

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 23:50

...Majorca is known for it's Almond trees... they look like little Almonds developing there on photo 1...

What is this bee attracting plant?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:30

...a gorgeous powder blue... if I had to guess I'd say it's the variety 'Skylark' which is in flower right now... and grows as big as that...

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