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Posted: Today at 07:45

Bumpety bump

looking for inspiration

Posted: Yesterday at 20:43

Sorry Artjak re name misspelling 

looking for inspiration

Posted: Yesterday at 20:42

And the Russian Sage that Artjac introduced me to at Bressingham. Smells gorgeous.  I'll be getting some.


Posted: Yesterday at 20:27

one for Verdun?

when do I cut back my Santolinas?  I did so in spring this year but then had few flowers.  Just googled it and it says spring.  Perhaps I should have done it earlier In spring? (Can't remeber exactly when I did it.) Or maybe should do so now - will it have time for any new growth to harden off, and will it look like an eyesore?

Nasty weeds

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 20:26

Yes, I guess May is the time when its growing most strongly.  I've done it then and wiped most of it out.  Yet at other times it doesn't seem to have much effect. You'lol need to get most of the leaves sprayed ie just getting some assuming that the roots are all interconnected won't work.

Nasty weeds

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 20:17

Ground elder - spraying mid May seems more effective than at any other time.  I used a sheet of plastic to shield other plants whilst spraying

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 20:13

Variegated mare's tail???!!!!

Creeping buttercup - opinions please

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 11:16
OK, it's going. Cheers guys.

Creeping buttercup - opinions please

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 09:35

I typed a post and then accidently hit and advert on the page and lost it all.  So having to retype - which takes ages as ipad speaks a different version of English than used on planet Earth and keeps "correcting". So apologies for errors in what follows.  too fed up to keep correcting the corrections!

 I've got some creeping buttercup in a border. Having identified it via Google my immediate thought was to get rid of it - it's in damp clay where it will be very happy.

however I'm wondering whether to keep it.  It's in my "thugs border" - large established shrubs and daylilies, lysimachia, bergenia. I need some ground cover in one particular area (which needs summer colour) so if it spreads there it might be nice. I love yellow.

however having recently declared victory over the ground elder in that area I wonder if leaving it would be foolish.

would be grateful for thoughts and opinions, and any info about its habit. Eg will it flower in shade?

many thanks


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 21:19

Be patient, Verdun??!  my post was over a year ago! 

As an update, though, neither kniphofia survived. However I got some mail order bare root daylilies delivered in May this year. They were cheap as had lost their labels - so a "lucky dip".  One of them turned out to be a kniphofia, blooming from the off.

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Creeping buttercup - opinions please

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Weed ID

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ID caterpillar please

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Soil type... 
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Feed borders now?

Watching Monty feeding pots... 
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Staking standard fuchsias and the like

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GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

The more the merrier! 
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Japanese blood grass

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Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Any hints or tips for spotting the diff 
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Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Lettuce. Anything else? 
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