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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:33

Tomsk, well you have grown a delightful dahlia there .....??ou will get more confidence as you grow more pleasing plants.  

Beau's Mum, lovely fuschias 

White delphinium looking superb now and broadway lights competing for star in the garden today. 

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:19

Morning labradouble

No, don't reseed just yet.....water that area really well 

You don't say what type of weedkiller.......it may also kill any reseeded grass.  Live with it for few weeks then reseed in September if necessary 

 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:51

Sounds over the top and potentially damgerous.  Not method I would use. Spraying far more effective and safer.  

Love your garden

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:26

You will love it MrsG ......and watch out for seedlings to pot up and plant out next spring.  Best In groups 

Love your garden

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:08

What a lot of sentimental emotion from  Alan Titchmarsh again.

Lovely programme.  Done superbly. Pure escapism .  tonight's programme was highly enjoyable

Well done Alan 

Bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:04

Ok.........

grasses

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:52

Hiya Alan, I would have sown seeds earlier but I would do it now.  Sow in 9cm pot, water well, elastic band, polythene bag and in warm spot.  Not an expert in this but it's what I would do.

However, bear in mind the difficult part is keeping plants over winter....they need a minimum of 4 degrees if I recall correctly.  Not overly dry either.  

Yevistevie, I guess stipa Tennuissima or hordeum jubatum ticks those boxes.  Stipa arundinacea, although not my favourite, is bigger but can outgrow its space. If its a shadyish spot Bowles golden grass is lovely, ESP in spring when it flowers.

 

Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:36

Broadway lights is the best of the leucanthemums in my opinion.  It will need a reasonable amount of sun.....in shade it will get drawn and leggy and flower poorly.  Chances are it will rot over winter too.

I grow several leucanthemums ....all in sun or dappled shade and in good soil.  Won't picture it but currently broadway lights is making a brilliant splash in my garden......not deprived of water or sun

Bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:30

If bamboo wasn't such a thug we wouldn't still be discussing it.  The point is simple......most of them have the potential to cause huge damage to any garden. nobody is making up stories about their destructive power!

Bamboo can seemingly be well behaved for few years then suddenly cause problems

If in doubt don't grow it.  Ironically, in a pot it usually does not thrive 

grasses

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:02

Sorry Yviestevie, you asked for short grass, didn't you?  Mind you gigantea is a "sea through" grass that can be front of border.....or mid border. ?

Fescues have oat like grasses, well. Sort of.  What do YOU mean by oat like?  

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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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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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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