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Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 23:13

They will need to be quick......first week of May almost gone.  The impetus of spring has gone.  The longest day here in 5 weeks.  To germinate, to grow 5' and then to flower...all before the end of summer. Ok, possibly some flowering in time for the onset of frosts. but surely better to sow with a view to have reliable summer long flowering plants mext year yet have something else this year instead to look at.


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 23:05

Its nothingii Iseeii blankus

Is it possible to propogate a weigelia ?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 22:04

New plant on me Tetley...Carnival. will check it out. weigela florida variegata has always been a favourite of mine 

will check out the yellow variety too Berghill.  Never grown it.

How to apply blood, fish and bone fertilizer?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 22:01

Yes,,must be "tickled" in though not just left on the surface.

48 perrennials for p&p of £5.98

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:59

An offer like this is all,about quantity not quality.  So many of these bare root or tiny plugs turn out to be duds pr meed a couple of years to begin flowering. Time is so precious......these insignificant plugs will do nothing for the garden in that time or give you any pleasure as the grower. You also end up with plants  you simply do not want.

Better to buy quality plants ...they can be divided to emsure economy too but you get the plants and colours you want. 


Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:46

Bumping this up for Green Craziness

"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:41

Green Craziness, look for fhe Thompson and Morgan thread.  I will bump it up for you.  Make a comment there too.  Hopefully a reply from them will result.

however, inform Thompson & Morgan asap.  Tell them you have memtioned this on our forum and that you expecf immediate resolution either by replacement or refund.

for every 6 people who complain about T & M ome will say they are figures are a guestimation.  You should receive good plants fit for purpose.  Remember to say that....not fit for purpose. 

Is it possible to propogate a weigelia ?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:33

Not taken weigela cuttings for years.  However, my first weigela shrub came from a cutting of Ruby Field I admired when I called on someone.  So, yes Peanuts you can.

think mine was taken from a flowering shrub but probably better after its flowered. 3" or 4" new growth into a pot of mpc ...I add perlite to it.....water it, a poly bag and leave in a aheltered position out of direct sun.

Can't prove anything

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:22

Blue Dragon, I,think you are over thinking this.  You are sensitive to their possible judgement of you but I dont think its happening.  They seem just to want to help you.

just relax. ,gardening is a long term thing really least it takes a bit of time to get things as you would like them.  Even then I,would guess that most of us here are never satisifed with our gardens and are constantly changing, tinkering or improving them.

why not ask your neighbours, when chatting to them, what they do in their gardens and how they do it.  Without going into details you could mention you are not overly physically able.

why not post a picture or two here on the forum thus keeping in touch with us.

yes, Blue, good luck and thnk positive.  Think ahead not about the past 

Why won't plants grow under my Holly tree?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:13

Mary,,have you tried growing hardy geraniums there?  Some are netter coping with dry shade than others.  

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