Verdun


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Is this Japanese Knotweed? - please help

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:42

KF no JKW 

Plant ID - blue flowers

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:38

Nut is right, I think.  Griffithi  does seem to be a tad more tender but the flowers are brighter blue and the leaves less harsh.  

Wilmottianum does have nice autumn foliage too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:32

Morning everyone   Warm and sunny again here ....3 degrees Fairy?  My fridge is higher than that.  However, I guess you get those wonderful autumn colours that are not part of the Cornwall  coastal scene so swings and roundabouts 

Dove, feel for you.  Certainly are in the wars.  Hope things improve fast. 

Great weather for so lomg now but I have a feeling I saw a huge low pressure system coming our way 

 

Plant ID - blue flowers

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 00:03

Go for griffithi instead if you can.  Evergreen,,better foliage 

osterospermum

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:53

That's fine Carol.     can also layer osteospermums.   Slightly cut the under side of a stem and push into the soil. ,peg or cover with small stone.  This is ideal method during spring and summer 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:26

Lyn, I have done that too with cosmos for a friend who has issues with rabbits.  So I grewthem on in 5 litres pots, pinching out initially a few times, removing buds and creating strong bushes to,plant out in June.  They then are amazing and rabbit proof 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:21

Oh, that's sad to hear Dove.  Hope you are enjoying your enforced rest though.  

My mum fell whilst in hospital yesterday...ct scans and x rays report all ok.  Will see her soon

It is ROASTING here.    So hot   Temp in the  garden is 26.  Womderful day but won't be gardening.   Did make a couple of mental notes though about a few changes...too hot to do more than think of working.

Gaillardias will survive the winter down here as far as temp goes but we do get plenty of rain.  So I will divide them and keep under cover until spring.    A local nursery will stock new varieties in spring anyway so will prob get more then.  All part of my hitherto mentioned plans for next year 

 

Am I a saddo?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:11

Bekkie 

Take cuttings, divide plants and if there is a special plant ......or two or three......tell the buyers you will be taking it...or them. Beaus Mum

However, starting again is quite exciting.  Perhaps a blank canvass.  Planting a new border,designing a new garden would be great for me.  No, you are not a saddo.  

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:01

Supernoodle...problem solved.  Go for geum totally tangerine.  Flowers early and wants to flower non stop. The longest flowering geum by far.    I have them around dotted around and the orange colour is delightful.  Perfect  preamble to heleniums.  I cut back geums when heleniums etc are beginning to flower and allow them to re flower in autumn as heleniums start to fade.  

Can I Cana in Scotland?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 08:55

Ah Fairy!  I should qualify that.  My garden is walled and very protected although the sea is 15 mins by foot.  So a very wimdy garden, exposed without any protection, prob would not be good for cannas.  What I really mean is that bananas are so much more brittle and easily damaged by even a moderate wind.  Never yet seen a pristine banana past mid summer......oh, apart from one just  eaten with my cereal 

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