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Shasta daisies

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:12

Hi Nut, Verd,

Just as fyi.  The plants survived.  heres a pic I took a few weeks ago.  Dont  look like much but hoping they're now in good shape to give me a show next year. Thanks for your help




Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:57

Ooh blimey, I'm feeling the pressure I hope it looks ok!

thanks for your help.  Soil is clay but I've been improving it so hoping it'll be good for heleniums.  It's sunny from first thing thro to 1pm ish.

 Now I won't be planting until the spring, I've got time to give it some thought. So I'll be printing this thread and get planning!

Tips for grasses would be good, given my heavy soil.  They mentioned moorhexe in GW and I looked it up and seems suitable so I'm looking at molinia. Also got a deschampsia recently so seeing how it does.

here's the site I prepared earlier in the year

 The little green bit on the left is crocosmia. Found it amongst the weeds so left it!  Its the run of the mill orange stuff.  However I've seen some with bronze leaves and yellow flowers that'd work well.

thanks for the tips re foliage.  Achillea can be untidy too so will indeed need to give some thought.


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:45

After a disease free first season for my new roses bed I've all of a sudden found yellowing leaves and black spot.  It it just time of year as seasons almost over or do you think it's the wet august?  They are in a sheltered sunny spot, half wall behind, so I could believe they've been warm despite the cooler than av weather and with the wet fungus has thrived.

it's hard to get to the bad leaves as plants are so leafy.  Wondering whether just to do what I can and then spray, or strip all leaves even good ones around the infected areas as they'll be losing their leaves soon anyway, or just leave it as season almost over (but then worry about spores in soil).

any advice appreciated. Sorry for hijacking thread lydiaann but thinking we need similar advice!

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:29

Happy birthday Verdun!



Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:16

Hi all,

Caught up with GW last night.  Week before last had heleniums on, and it's finally given me the inspiration for the bed I prepared a few months ago.  a helenium collection with a few grasses and achillea. And the odd crocosmia and kniphofia. Maybe a rudbeckia. Colour based on rusty coppers, apricots, gentle yellows.  

so... Heleniums.... I assume from the comment about dividing in the spring that I should not put new plants in now? Rather wait til spring?

Also I think it said they don't come true from seed, so as I'm particular about colour I assume I should buy, at least to get me started.  Is there anywhere that does a decent range without extortionate prices?


It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 11:16

Belated happy birthday Hogweed!


creating impact with 1 narrow bed in a small urban garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 07:11

Any chance of a photo, Papachama?

Clearing a garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 07:09

Yes, Mr T, mine looked like that in April - a new sowing too.  Except mine had lots of weeds.  But its thickened up amazingly now and even outcompeted the weeds.  Even areas I thought I'd need to put extra seed on autumn are now well grassed.  So patience, patience....

garden looks a little bare.  Have you thought about a few shrubs? maybe a herbaceous border?.....

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:36

Hi Catherine,

i had some in my garden.  I rang my local council who gave me their advice leaflet and advised me to cut down and burn what was there.  They then came and treated the regrowth for me with the proper injection equipment and chemicals.  For less than £100. (Think it was £70 or something.) Problem solved.

ignore the adverts. Do it properly.  Ring council for advice.  If they can't do the job for you they may be able to recommend a local company.

good luck.

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:19

I'm a big fan too. I can never work out when beechgrove and GW are on tho, so just watch on iplayer.

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