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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:38

Still a bit unsure Dove. Think they like alkaline soil whilst mine is acid?

am I right that sunflowers like alkaline too?

Geum TT is good call.  I've got some so could have a go at propagating.  Plus there's an apricot geum (mai tai I think) that I'm intending to get so fits the idea of not too many different types.

let me know re the verbascums as would like some if they could tolerate acid clay.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:34

Didn't think they'd work on my soil, Dove, so had discounted them. 

would appreciate thoughts on something a bit earlier though.  As Verdun said, it'll be a summer border.  Which I don't mind much, but if  I can get something earlier in, that'd be a bonus


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:27

Oh, think Hogweed was talking to Lydiaann, rather than me as the naughty highjacker. Queue, embarrassed face.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:23

I only put them in last winter hogweed! They've been brilliant this summer and brought me much joy.  Half hour of work towards the end of the summer isn't going to put me off.  

In general I agree with the philosophy though.  As a busy working mum I have to choose what I spend my time on.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:20

I know, Verd, and appreciate the advice.  I'm only teasing 

Actually, I am a bit concerned about buying a helenium collection and finding I don't don't do very well with them.

Panda, you must return to Wisley at once and get said photos!



Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:49

Gorgeous Chicky!


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:22

Thanks Dave.  Will have to wait til weekend, but will do as you say.  


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:13

Oh alright then, party pooper, I'll give up on my achillea dream.....

lam I allowed a Monarda or two? 

Shasta daisies

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 07:41

Bumping for peanuts....


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 21:59

Hi Verd. No, no astilbes for my garden unfortunately. I've got achillea elsewhere and am taken with them so hoping for more but is their first season so will need to see how they get thro winter.

plan is to stick to just a few types of plants.  It'll be the second bed I've done, and although I like the first it could have be less bitty.

making a list to look up, ta....

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