Verdun


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Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:57

How about a living willow screen?  Cuttings inserted 30 cm apart....in a curve or straight?  Or use dogwood cuttings 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:47

Morning folks

Another hot sunny day   Getting  a little too hot for pot plants ........have to water twice a day with hose.   Every year I decide to have less container plants but have in excess of 40 I guess....pelargoniums, fuschias, aeoniums, hostas, dahlias, etc., well, all the usual stuff..... 

Hope everyone enjoys the day 

slugs

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:25

If I didn't control slugs I would lose a lot of very special plants.  So I certainly comtrol them.  

Picking them off in spring and early summer makes a big difference to survival or not. Don't use pellets at this time of year now and see very little signs of damage.  

Wilting Dahlia

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:22

Looks really nice Tomsk.  Glad it grew well for you 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:18

They look happy there Orchid.  

Any plant ideas please...

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:13

Kelcow

Is it a sunny spot?  

Not deep enough for climbers and ground cover etc.   

I would plant solanum album ...if sunny there .....and  nepeta to trail over.  Or a mixture of helanthemums....sun roses that are evergreen and in a range of colours......osteospermums, yellow alyssum, verbena homestead purple, Arabis and aubretia.  Treat yourself to a book or google these plants but a load of summer and spring colour there

Plant as soon as you like now.  Glyphosate has gone 

Very leggy Philadelphus

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:07

Hey!  Got philadelphus belle Etoile in my garden in full flower right now.  Cut lawn earlier and the scent was womderful.  Ok, not long flowering but I wouldn't be without it.

Pruning is easy,peasy.  Just remove all flowered stems and one or two of the oldest stems to ground level each year.  

Lyn,if you cut it hard back last year it prob would not flower this year.  It will just make a forest of whippy growth.  I would be inclined to spur back some of the extension growth.  Bet  it flowers next year

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:01

Nice sentiments Percy.

Had robins nesting in my garage.....2 pairs.  One moment there were  eggs in the nests next thing a row of young robins perched on the garage beams ......luverly 

Problem with bush/tree in back garden

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:57

Hiya snowstorm, looks like pyracantha to me too.  Is it prickly?  

I have removed these from my garden....think they are too vicious for a garden unless trained against a wall.  Yes, get it out....wear gloves, watch your eyes, remove it bit by bit before attempting the root removal.

Talkback: How to grow wallflowers

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:48

Ruth50

They won't flower yet.......winter and spring is their time.

Pinch out tips for bushier plants and transplant in autumn

Ed roe, let them grow but if you want the summer space then can you move them somewhere ?  

Ideally sow in spring.  

I have stocks......similarly biennial.......now in trays, then 9cm pots then in the ground until autumn.  Planted to permanent positions then.  

Wallflowers treated just the same 

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