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New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:05

Oh!  I guess that was a dream.


New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:04

about bloomin' time too.  A garden prog on tv just about plants, associating them, discussing them and talking about the different varieties.  A real indulgence spread over an hour every week with experts in discussion.  A q & a feature too 

heck!  I forgot to say when its on.  I'll get back folks 

I would like to identify a very tall plant I saw in minehead at may bank

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:58

I think Dove may well be correct.  Echiums vary in height......if damaged they will be shorter.  Also if growth interrupted.  In Cornwall they can be amazingly tall

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:49


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:47

They packed their bags for warmer climes Fairy . we vill go south they said 


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:28

Thanks Davids....  40 degrees?    We are expecting a heatwave this week...30 plus in the south east but prob 25 here.  Roll on this wonderful summer 

bit premature with that photo Fairy.  I have 3 lilies with just about same colouring as gaillardias that have just opened up.  Knew there was a reason for planting gaillardia there.  Wont post that again though. deep crimson you say?  Lobelia cardinallis?  But I like the salvia too fairy 


planting a red hot polker planting

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:14

Margaret,,what variety, do you know?  The taller ones prob will flower next year.  Mine are mainly dwarf varieties that are already in flower

Yes best in fhe ground for sure.  They want some moisture in the summer though.  No expert on kniphofias......this is first year for me...but I have thoroughly checked out ideal comditions for them


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:10

Hate to disagree with Fairy...wot a temper that girl has 

i would buy provado vine weevil killer and drench the soil.  Repeat in autumn.  Again next spring.

compost is acid Pat?  Not mixed with garden soil etc?  And is compost wet?  It could be the cause of your problems if too wet

i would not throw away those plants just yet Pat 

Lobelia Tania's sister propagation method?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 16:58

Elly division is the best and quickest way to build up your stock.  I divided a clump less than 2 years old over in spring.....and two clumps are large, bushy and soon to flower.  All herbaceous lobelias can be divided easily without fuss. 

if I was doing this though I would divide after flowering.  You can pot up or replant to have several plants next summer.

when replanting get some good moisture retentive compost/dried manure in the hole.  They thrive with a decent moisture supply.  

Hebe bushes

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 16:52

You over watering Tilly?  Hebes cannot abide wet soil? 

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