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My flowers ..

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:16

Bonariensis has grown esp tall this year........this is one of several clumps at well over 220 cm

My flowers ..

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:12

Geranium Coombland White....been flowering for a few weeks now so a good long flowering tall...this is  over 120 cm......sort 

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Failed Carrots

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 18:53

Possibly too wet when the carrots germinate Milksey.  In many places. It has been very wet this year.

wont be carrot fly. Maybe snails/ slugs 

I grow pretty good carrots every year despite sowing early.  Have to point someone sensibly suggested we should say where we are in the country.....I am in mild SW.  Germination has never been a problem

this year I have changed my regime.....always sowed and then fleeced and kept fleeced for most od fhe picking time.  This year I have used nematodes for carrot fly instead of fleece. Nematodes used when germinated and again 6 weeks later.  Seems to be successful and avoids the slight hassle of lifting the fleece in summer when picking 

'But they said anyone can grow this plant!'

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 18:41

They SHOULD grow well free draining soil and plenty of good light;  perfect spot earmarked for them.  Even more determined now Philippa. To be fair I have only tried once a few years back 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 18:37

Tingly, where have you seen that yellow hellebore?  

'But they said anyone can grow this plant!'

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:25

Ha ha Hortum....

can't seem to grow eremurus or meconopsis baleyii.  Determined though to grow them so no doubt I will.  Ironically, they require completely opposite conditions though 

Sage flowering?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:19

Philippa,,check out Tricolour.  Wonderful foliage plant that DOES flower reliably.  Lovely pale blue, in its second year. It flowers better I think because it is a less vigorous variety 

No flowers on my Cosmos !!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:16

don't panic will all see them flower soon enough 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:14


Check out Ashwoods site and place an order for colour you want. I have 3 very good yellow hellebores, 2 from Ashwoods

you wont see any in flower in the gc...never buy hellebores without seeing the quality of the flower 

Planting in 3s - spacing

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:48

Pokhim, I wouldnt put the rosemary in the middle of those lavendars.  The rosemary will simply crowd out the lavendar.  Put the lavendar together as a group and they will look superb.  Rosemary gets pretty big 

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