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Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:59

Not keen on straight polemoniums but  "Stairway to Heaven" is excellent.  Good moist soil I find

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:51

Picked up helenium can can today from clearance basement.   Couple of quid but it's looking good .  A few dead leaves made it,look worse,than it is so a further reducation was given.  Buds to,open too.  

White Garden

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:46

Canny Fairy 

I do just that too......not bothered about things flowering now so much as preparing new plants for next year.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:43

KEF, I think it's short lived.  To keep it flowering and encourage its "perennialism" (?) Anchusa should be dead headed religiously.  A few years ago I did just that  and managed to keep it for 2 years or so.  Not sure I would dig it up now unless it's recently planted.  Anchusa can flower itself to death I think so as soon as flowers look as though they're fading nip them out.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:53

Good luck Punkdoc. ,hope all goes well for your mum....I guess it's bit  frightening for her 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:51

Hiya Woody. ,yes you are spot on.  

Cant grow  everything ....want more ...even more ......colour right now but conscious of the balance too with grasses and to maintain a good ratio.  However, another helenium,or two and couple of gaillardias can be incorporated.  

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:24

Hey, where's sweet pea?   Oh,,there she is 

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:18

Anchusa is lovely KEF but I rarely manage to keep it for more than a year or two.

**DO CHILLIE'S HAVE A PHOTOPERIOD?**

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:15

Sounds like Stacey's department 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:14

Light drizzle here today.    It could last all day  But I think it will brighten up later    N.b. my subtle  use of smilies there 

May pop down to see if any gaillardias are available .....more for next year now so,prob buy some online over,the winter.

Discussions started by Verdun

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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Dilemma........wot to choose?

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For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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