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My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:20

Aym, used to know all the little nurseries on my travels and think I picked this up at one of these.  However, they are available generally.  There are variants of uliginosa too.  

Bit of perspective though.......the 8' group is in very good soil and well established but 5' plus is to be expected 

Bare root wallflowers

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:15

Silverlight, best to get these physically Locally.  Bare root should be large plants.  

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:08

A magcal salvia indeed.....I have a clump that soars way above my head......poss 8' ...and it will flower into winter.  "Boring old caradonna " will have long lost its flowers by then.  

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:48

Aym, great you want to grow stuff from seed....the essence of gardening after all....but for me named varieties are the way to go.  You can select exactly what you want.

 The "happy" feel, aym?  Most everything I grow gives me that but what a nice way to see things 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:16

Helenium is Mardi Gras.......a shorter variety but all the heleniums get much taller down here.  Got several varieties in flower from yellow to orange to red...Hot Lava.

I have Mardi Gras with salvia Uliginosa elsewhere that I like Aym......will posf a picture if I remember.  Don't think Red Thunder would is a far more lightweight airy plant that picks up the red/brown well I think. 

Flattered you think that plant's from Rosemoor but no, it's all mine aym 

Geraniums dying off spots on leaves

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:10

Ah culum!  Those concentric circles are not what I published after I posted.   Ceres may be right.  

A poorly plant offen suffers a variety of problems.....I think a pest is present too.  

Let us know how you get on but at least try cutting back etc 

Geraniums dying off spots on leaves

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:05

Culham, then cut it back hard now and see what happens.  If new growth is healthy it is clear of virus.    If it is virus you will have to destroy them so nothing to lose by trying.  It's how I manage 30 or 40 plants here 

Small hedge of perennials, any ideas?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:57

Lovely looking plant tho Buttercupdays.  Seen it ruin a whole border down here.  it still is "running" but, although eradicated from the border, is now popping up in a driveway.  Fortunately, not mine.

known as Dixter too, sure it is the same plant ...Christopher Lloyd had a liking for it.  Mind you he had biiiiiiiig borders ! 

What did you learn from your garden this year?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:50

Indeed Lou.......gaura, esp  the white ones, have been glorious here.  If you like gauras check out Corries Gold. Elegant plant with delightful  white variegated foliage and white butterfly flowers 

that's the fun of it Bob 

Small hedge of perennials, any ideas?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:12

Buttercupdays, Griffithii runs and runs and runs and ....well, you get the idea.  It will pop up everywhere. Quite a thug 

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