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Posted: 07/10/2014 at 00:12

Lily 

Geraniums

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 00:10

Have seen pelargoniums cover an entire  cottage wall down here. Not now,....lomg gone.  However I was inspired to do the same thing and the second summer produced   a brilliant climbiNg plant.  Against a sunny west or south facing wall, good well drained soil, some fleece or polythene to hand and a garden in west Cormwall is perfect.  Now, who do I know can provide such conditions?   Me, of course    So it's what I will do next year 

over wintering of cape daisy

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:57

Lift them before it gets much colder AND take cuttings.  They should still root indoors

The tender varieties tend to be clump,formers whereas the hardy one are usually spreaders.  However cuttings equally easy.  

Marion, do you have any labelled names?   

Leylandii

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:51

Agree with Bob too....meant to add this in my post 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:49

Ah! Lyn, heliotrope scent is wonderful right now....and has been all summer.  However I grow the perennial Chatsworth from cuttings every year amd the scent is far superior to the annual varieties I think.  

Salvia leucanthemum is one of the stars right now....beautiful lilac and white flowers on greyish green foliage.  Salvia elegans, the pineapple sage, too has just started producing it's  brilliant red flowers.  Mine is in a large pot because it will.produce a very large bush if grown in the  open ground.  However, next year that is exactly what I will do.......pimeapple scented tall  (6'+) foliage with even taller flowers.  I'm appreciating larger individual perennials more than ever now......

runner beans

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:37

I tried the perennial runner bean experiment a few years ago, viz., to keep the roots in and allow,them to regrow the following year.  It was not brilliant.  I had an earlier crop but it was short lasting.  It was also,haphazard in that not every root grew back.  

I know many who use their own seed every year but I think their beans  are not as tasty as my hybrid stringless ones.  For the cost my return is excellent so new seed every year 

Leylandii

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:30

I think nepeta is worth a try there Runnybeak.  Santolina too

shaded corner bush

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:03

A white hydrangea in shade is delightful 

lupin help

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:59

Yes lupins are usually pretty hardy plants once established for the season.  I tend to remove late summer spikes simply because they are usually overshadowed by late summer perennials .  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:55

Mums in better spirits today.  Having a pain patch removed seems to have improved her no end.  How  can medical "experts" get it so wrong yet we lay people can often see the issues?  Looked at a few residential homes today for her so making progress 

Lyn, pleased things are looking better for ??ou too 

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