Verdun


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astrantia major

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:34

Hiya fredrob

I have never grown poppies but I have an idea the wet winter has done for 'em.  

Sorry fredrob 

Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' help!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:27

Hiya lloyd

The yellow Heucheras I find dfficult.

I think yours get too much sun.  I would plant in more shade.

Also, I think the moist clay is not ideal.

I have now planted Marmalade in a pot of mpc....mindful though of vine weevil in the autumn for which I will treat. 

I was talking only a few days ago to a nurseryman.....nurserywoman.....about these yellow Heucheras and she too has trouble once they are planted out.

Flax

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 19:49

Margaret

I grow linum perenne.....blue flax.  More compact than that seen in the fields.  If I remember, I'll post a picture but it's an eye catching sky blue on glaucous blue dainty foliage.  Oh!  Yes.  It flowers all summer long.  Maybe brighter in the morning until early pm but still looks good later in the day.  Sow seeds in autumn and you will have plants following spring.  Relatively hardy but short lived.....maybe 2 years 

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:56

I use short canes to tie up or separate plamts from weeds before spraying.  Even cutting off some stems.  Sheets of cardboard or anything again to separate plants from weeds

I think spraying is more effective than painting glyphosate.  Safer too

Has to be 5 to 6 hours of dry weather of course but cloudy comditions are better than sunshine for,the weedkiller I think

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:46

Hello forkers

Overcast but warm and dry.  Sun is expected tho. 

Will cut back some sprawling geraniums that are now past their best.  Others are just right and others just coming into flower. 

Cornwall's hedgerows are looking fantastic but they are now being cut back.  Shame really....but needs must

Hope everybody has a good day 

Perennial evergreen Grass

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 21:15

Not red but check out libertia Taupo blaze and similar.  Olive, copper with hints red and evergreen.  Unique feature in the garden

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 21:12

Hiya dove.  I've never liked that one for some reason.....prob for same reason I don't like variegated ceanothus I suppose.  I know a lot of people do though.  You got it right there though I think

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:56

Kaydarling

DONT GROW THIS IN THE GARDEN OR IN A POT IN THE GARDEN.

this plant sends out roots through the bottom of pots so will easily escape into the garden.   Impossible to get rid of it once established.

I have grown this in a pond and grow it now in a terracotta pot.  In the sun the colour is intensified and far better.  Orange scented white flowers are nice.  it needs moisture to look at its best so I have a pot with a deep plastic saucer.

Perennial evergreen Grass

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:51

Philippa check out Imperata Red Baron......now turning blood red ar a height of 60 cm.  beautiful plant.  

Pennisetum rubrum is tender.....needs 4 degrees minimum over winter......with red grass and foxy red flowers at a height of 70 cm in summer.  Perfect for sunny spot.  There is another tender  variety called Fireworks available in the garden centres soon.

Carex buchanii is good too.....evergreen, easy and brown red foliage.  Erect and great next to hostas.  Another carex is comans bronze.....now this is a plant I really like.  Similar to buchanii but wider spreading and arching. Brilliant for sunny spot.  About 50 cm

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:42

Hot morning but clouded over in the  afternoon.  Very warm and humid

Did a load of staking. ( dahlias, heleniums) weeding and a little planting.  

Took my mum out for a bit.......gets difficult at times cannot deny that....and she enjoyed herself 

Watching Oranges and Sunshine, a powerful drama about those children sent to Australia in the 50's.  

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