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Lemon Verbena

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:35

Hiya dee wizz

I would try a few in mid spring using perlite and mpc.....3 to 1......and inside a polythene bag.  Also in September with heel cuttings.


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:31

Not long in but it's still very very windy and wet.  Roll on spring. 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:29

Mike, sedges are not grasses, you are correct.  However, in this context....and in a general discussion of grasses.....sedges are offen included in the mix.  We were  simply trying to establish which carex Dove had already mentioned....was the likely variety.  

Many of us here...prob most of know our grasses from our sedges 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:52

A valentines poem to FOOD.  You're my kind of girl Marion 

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:48

Hiya claire

Think of the years of pleasure from plants.  You dont. need to justify spending money on something you love.  

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:44

Buchanii is upright but could be comans Bronze.  This is great for a container where it does kind of cascade

Lemon Verbena

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:40

For me it's the young foliage that makes this plant not the flowers ......a nice young plant or three in a container for the summer for a nice lemon fizz

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:59

Trying to think of the most I have spent on a single plant........£40 on a hellebore, maybe as much for a camelia and a rhododendron.  Don't stint though on buying choice perennials, shrubs, etc.  

What is wasteful, and I see it oftentime, is when people buy plants for,their gardens that need acid soil and alkaline soil, or light free  draining soil and heavy soil yet they are unaware that some will be unsuitable. 

What damage has the wind caused you?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:47

Sorry to hear  of such damage folks.  we tend to think we are safe from violent weather in this country but property destroyed like this is distressing and worrying.  Yes worse,things happen elsewhere but when it's on your own doorstep amd personal it's difficult to handle.  

Even though we have had horrendous winds the only far, and touch wood that's all.........has been a panel from my greenhouse roof.  


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:35

If we could join together and supply small plants individually we could help re stock affected gardens

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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