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What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:22

Sitting on the fence here...it doesn't half make my bum sore.....I think it's up to each of us to post on any thread we want to.  It is nice to compare what we grow, can grow and how successfully we grow. 

I guess it is a tad too strong to call it "boasting".  I like to see photos on camera corner but rarely post any pics on the forum.  I have posted a few but it always seems like showing off.  But I will show off some summer stuff....for 3 reasons.  One, I like them.  Two, I want to see if others like them.  Three, maybe others will be tempted to grow them.  Oh!  and a fourth reason........it unites us on the forum 

The very best gardens are where the owners are proud of them regardless of how technical, clever or large they are.  Once met a lady who grew nothing but marigolds in her front handkerchief-size garden.  She oozed joy and, boy, it lit up her street.  

Enjoy your gardens folks 

 

Any problems with my choisya?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:07

New choisya for me.   Well spotted KEF 

Think principles are same though for all yellow varieties. I grow sundance for its foliage and therefore is in partial shade.  Hardly any flowers but brunnera hadspen cream is currently associating lovely forget me not blue flowers and Heuchera Berry Smoothie provides contrast. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:53

Dahlias just popped through

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:49

Ooooo, I top dress/ cover them when growing well.  Prevents tubers drying out I think. Adds a little feed too.  And looks better 

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:43

Got to agree.  Did my head in writing my list .....could have added more too.  ,trouble is when you compose such a list you  have to keep going.  Mind you, it didn't take me "4  hours".  10 mins perhaps!  This was a thread to ignore or go for it.........

Yep, I guess this is a boast thread really.  Perhaps though it gives an idea of what and how much we all grow ...

unhappy Pieris

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:35

Frost will check new growth.  When leaves are fresh...coloured....they are vulnerable to cold (winds and temps) and hot sun.

I would wait and trim off damaged leaves in about 3 weeks or so

Pieris must have acid soil, of course

Full or partial sun?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:31

Yes.....confusing isn't it?

Partial sun  can also be dappled shade, viz., shade created by taller plants.  Sun just for the morning or just for,the afternoon is partial sun, in my book.  Less than say 2 or 3 hours daily would be shade. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:21

Been glorious day 

Thinned carrots, Beetroot, weeded lettuce, onions, peas, moved perennials, planted salvia patens, verbena bonariensis and one or two more

 

World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:15

There's nothing quite like rambling nude in the countryside amongst Urtica dioica.  

I enjoy it sooooooooo much 

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:08

Astrantia, azaleas, astilbes, Acer, aubretia, artemisia, , arabis (varieties) alyssum (perennials) aconitum, anisdontea, asters, alstromeria, (perennial), actea, asparagus, apple, aeoniums,arum lily, armeria,anemone (wild swan and blanda), berberis, buddleia, buxus varieties, blackcurrant, Beetroot, brunnera, bidens,,  beans,blueberry, busy lizzies, ceratostigma, camelia,canna, carrot, carpentaria, conifers (juniper, taxus, cryptomeria,) clematis, chives, corydalis (blue carpeting) , cosmos, choisya, crocosmia, vsrieties, campanulas, coleus, dahlia's, dsffodils, delphinium, dierama, diascia,dogwood, dianthus,  dicentras, echinacea, euphorbias, euonymous, erigeron, eryngiums, ,escallonia, fig, , felicia, fuschia,,ferns,  forsythia, grasses, griselinia, geum, gaura corries gold,   geraniums, gooseberry, jasmine,, hypericum, hydrangea, hebe(varieties)hostas,honeysuckle, helianthemum, hemerocallis, heleniums, hellebore, hibiscus, ,Heuchera, heathers, holly varieties,, iris, jasmine, knautia (chili black)lobelia(perennial), lupins, lilies, leucanthemum, lippia citriodora, liriope.lychnis, linum, lavendar, Libertia (varieties) mint, nemesis, ophiopogon, onions, osteospermum, oleria, parsley, primrose, phlox, philadelphus. Peppers, Phormiums, photinia, pieris, palms (varieties) pulmonarias, penstemons, persicara red baron, polemonium(stairway to heaven)Pittosporum(vsrieties)Physiocarpus,,peony, peach, prunus cistena crimson dwarf, pear, phlox, pelargonium,   radish, rosemary, rhubarb,  rhododendron vsrieties, salvia, (hardy and tender) santolina (varieties), scabious, sedums, sisynchrium (may snow) senecio,  solanum album, sweetcorn, tomatoes, teuchrium,  tradescantia, tiarella,,tulips, Veronica's, veronicastrums, verbena (varieties), wallflowers (perennial and biennial)

Wow!  Didn't think I was going to stop.  Think I grow a fair bit and I'm sure there are more but got a headache now 

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