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hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:19

this is rozanne.  been flowering for months...like everyone elses's....and will do so until autumn.

nothing small for me in the garden...this is 10' across and 4' plus high.  no weeding here and easy peasy plant

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what varieties do you have?

Cuttings

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:03

Supernoodle the idea is not just to get the cutting into the compost but to stop it from dehydrating, hence polythene bag.  Better to carry the polythene bag rsther than an open pot of compost.  I often have a tray prepared with labels and pen and whizz around to each plant getting the required number of cuttings and pop propagator (unheated) lid on, after watering.

In pots, using polythene bags, support the bags with sticks taller than the cuttings to keep polythene clear of them.

 Oh!  Make sure when you label them you use a genuine permanent marker pen....last year the "permanent" marker I used was useless and vsrieties were therefore hard to identify

Pruning/ planting

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 08:51

Morning 1Runnybeak1

Norway spruce is very, very vigorous.  Not a plant for the  garden.....do you have a name for it on your label?  

Agapanthus is a sun loving plant.  Nice open site if you can or your agapanthus will "lean".   Best in isolation I think.....looks good in a sea of gravel on its own.   Many grow it in pots but the best plants are in the ground.  Avoid heavy clay soil........if you have this then pots will be better using John innes. 

Runner beans

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 08:40

All good pansy face but is soil moist ?  Do you water thoroughly?  More important than anything else is moisture at the roots

DOGWOOD

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 08:26

Morning Maggie

Is your soil on dry side?  Do ??ou water them?  Do you feed them?  How many spindly,branches on the ground?  I would prune these back hard.....they won't add anything to stem effect over winter

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:54

Chicky, just the one summer sky.  Second year plant...Kept in large pot from last summer and planted out large ..will double in size and performance by late summer.  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:50

BizziEB, I allow plenty of  space between plants.  look closer  than they really are. Hate plants squashed in......not my style   Each of those plants is quite large .....most prob occupy a square metre.  I know  the mature size and plant accordingly.  I have a reasonably large garden

Floppy sedums

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:21

Victoria, we,live amd learn.  Yep, too late to,chop them down now.....just.  I have experimented by cutting sedum down this late and got away with it having flowers in the autumn,,albeit shorter less impressive ones. However, I have a long growing season here.

The solution is to stake them.  Do it ASAP.  Short canes tied discreetly to some main stems and then a circle of twine around the lot.  Then lift some leaves over the twine.  In couple of weeks you won't see the support and you will have tall impressive flowers on that sedum of yours.

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:43

It's difficult for us blokes today.  Always brought up to yield seat to women, open doors and generally be protectively polite.  I have a pretty firm handshake but always gentle when shaking hands with a female.  However, many females today resent being regarded as the weaker sex, or bein g "disempowered" or being "patronised" and enjoy being strong and efficient.  

I think womenfolk often try to compete too, to prove they are better, etc.  

Women ARE strong now, prob always were, and easily the equal to us blokes.....

(funny realisation.....every time I have had a car accident it has always involved a woman driver.  I'm thinkIng again about that now and it's true )

Suggestions for plants to grow in pots in shade/wind please?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:31

For this summer busy lizzies will brighten that area very well.keep watered.  

Ferns of course.  Bergenias and brunneras.  Acorus ogon is evergreen with yellow foliage and will do well there.  Carex evergold and aurea elata too.  Consider the vincas.....some nice variegated varieties that will light up thaf area. ,Blue and white flowers.  

Cyclamen, lily of the valley and daffodils will add colour there.

Liriope is evergreen with short attractive purple blue flowers in late summer.....nice white foliage variety called Blondy......and ajugas with their evergreen, purple black foliage and blue flowers will be food there.  Heucheras, and the yellow orange varieties in particular, astilbes and a yellow grass called Bowles Golden Grass are worth looking at.  Ophiopogon nigrescens too.

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