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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:22

Sorry you are aghast bizzieB.  

Orchid lady, hydrangeas are such large shrubs that just one,the white, and, possibly a good named red ( my soil there is neutral to alkaline) so, yes, prob will bin my pink.  Enjoy your visit to Cornwall.  If weather stays the same you will,have great time

Perhaps my star in my garden right now is a large clump of echinaceas

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:09

For me roots or tops are not eaten by slugs etc.

Roots will rot in wet or damp cold soil.  Paradoxically, although liking dry hot conditions agastaches still need a decent dose of water now and then

Victoria, agastaches do NOT like  being dug up.  From seed they won't be black adder...it's sterile variety

Never plant them out in autumn or winter.  A guarantee of plants next year is to grow on in pots and then over winter them.  If you buy now pot on, water now and then and hold back until mid spring before planting out

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:39

Once grabbed a fly out of the air and ate it.  Chewed it with relish.   should have seen the face of the guy opposite hee hee hee

(had a raisin in my hand, pretended there was a fly, said "got ya" and job done). 

Look! Its what blokes do 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:34

.......keep wanting to add "pudding" to the end of your name Victoria .....prob my obsession with food 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:32

Bit of context here.  I grow the hybrid and often new varieties that have the less,hardy gene in them.  There are some like blue fortune and some downright "seedy" amd these will be easy to propagate.  

Black Adder does survive for me if left intact.  I have plants that have taken from cuttimgs and from basal tears....blue boa is easy for me.  I have deliberately avoided those that seed. 

I have never succeeded in dividing agastaches.  They resent root disturbance and like to get roots down deep. The hotter the better for agastaches but still need a good drink every week or so.

Hapycottontail I have posted pics but waiting for little more growth. (to show off ) first.  In a recent picture I had black adder, summer sky amd raspberry summer but perhaps it was bit hazy.  I have one called heatwave which is "delicious" but it is, so far, quite short.  Expected it to be taller so it is a little obscured .....next year it will be front of border.  However, I will include it in pics. 

For me....here in the very mild south west of cormwall.....agastaches are at their peak approaching mid July onwards.  

Only been growing agastaches for 4 years or so therefore still learning about them.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:55

Try pressing "submit" on question mark Beaus Mum 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:53

Stacey, I read about the new Wild Swan variety few months back.  It sounds interesting.  Will check it out again.

Congratulations to Busy Lizzie 

Sun is out   Yippee

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:45

Lovely colour bizzeB. Thanks for sharing that  

Want to plant a white hydrangea but the "perfect" spot is not yet defined for it.  Been good summer for hydrangeas....I have only one pink but it's not in BizzieB's class.  It's in a dry spot amd been there for a few years.  It's time is up  ( ruthless  me)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:32

Morning folks. Very warm but cloudy.

And Bekkie for horse poo 

Stacey, I think the whites together ( if same varieties) and blue agapanthus together......?  Too contrived ....like bookends....if a white each sde??  Whatever you do there it will look good I'm sure 

Getting to that point of the year when I "tinker".  Even though something may look good a little voice says "move it". ,I will resist that little voice this summer 

Kmew Germany would win. Think Germany will dominate world and European trophies now 

 

 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 22:20

I take cuttings as early as possible.  they don't like being divided and are slow to make growth early.  Bit tricky.  

I grow black adder, sunset, Summer sky, raspberry summer, kolibri, blue boa, summer glow, summer love, summer fiesta, heatwave and tangerine dreams. Love em all. All upright and some are tall

They are difficult to overwinter...dig them up to overwinter in the GH and they are likely to die.  They hate winter wet.  Not easy. Still learning how to understand them

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