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Achillea

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 12:44

Cloth of gold put me off a bit from growing Achilleas.  Yes, Lyn, 6' is about right.  I think if put way back in the border it could work or en masse in very large garden with grasses and cannas.  My varieties are more compact. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 12:39

Hiya Victoria

Its lobelia Tanya.  Divided it early in the year and just started to flower.    It will grow amd flower more now as season progresses. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 12:25

helenium moreheim beauty, rudbekia goldsturn, verbena rigida, dahlia twynings after eight just opening and an aconitum behind

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54407.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Achillea

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:51

Morning Dove.

I have a love/ hate thing with Achilleas.  Mainly because they can get leggy. However always have a couple of them.

Yes, I do deadhead.  As flowers begin to fade I snip off the stem to buds/shoots.  Makes for more compact, attractive, fresh and floriferous appearance. 

 

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:46

I have, over recent years, jumped at the opportunities to remove old shrubs/conifers to enable fresh perennial plantImg.  Initially,,when creating a garden, shrubs fill spaces so well but soon we realise how "static" they can be.  Removing a single conifer last autumn enabled me to plant up a far more interesting, even exciting (for me) bed with all year round Interest.  

So, your "dream" plant may not be as exciting as ??ou imagine it to be.  Maybe a number of (cheaper) less ambitious plants is better ...?

Grass ID

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:37

Yes.  If you ever see it best removed ASAP I think.  

dianthus

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:35

Although they like dry comditions I think your dianthus are too dry.

I would cut out any potential flower stems, loosen the soil slightly around your plants and water well.   Create a little well around them for this and then, when dry, level,the soil with the dry soil. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:31

You will be Ok Punkdoc.  Remember think "no" to everything that tempts you! 

So many times I have walked to the checkout with a plant thinking I don't really need this plant.  Sometimes it's not even better than those I still have in (big) pots waiting to be planted.  Trouble is if I dont have the "perfect" spot I delay ....and ponder......planting anything.  Eventually things get planted.  

Cooler, cloudier and rain imminent.  Feels warm though.   Some wind too amd the rain may be heavy......still have a couple of delphiniums looking good but they are staked 

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:20

Neutral soil will be ok for tree fern.  They grow all over the place down here in acid and alkaline soils

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:16

Dieramas are not "delicate" at all. .....they are tough plants.  I have Guinevere,  a lovely pure white form.  Flowered for few weeks.  Don't think they are short loved either.  Next to a pool they are superb. In isolation too they are impressive 

A plant I would,love to have is Acer aureum.  Too near the coast, too sunny and too bright here for it.  

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