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English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:49

In the  right setting bluebells are superb.  I'm currently trying to eradicate them.  They are thugs in the wrong places.  however, I'm giving them to a friend who has a woodland in her 5 - 6 acre garden where they will be lovely.

pinks

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:44

Best to pot them up first.  They will quickly make garden size plants.....

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:43

Always cut them back now or in next couple of weeks.  You can use the bits for cuttings. 

Feeding the lawn

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:40

Hello Meomye

No don't use chicken pellets.  You will be sitting in the stuff all summer.  Not nice.  And you will prob get foxes and cats digging your lawn for it.

Best  to use proper lawn feed....Lidl supply lawn feed for £3 99 for 100 sq. metres and it's excellent.

Favourite Garden Pest

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:34

My fav pest is ME.  I am the most clumsy person with my size 11 feet.  If I'm thinning carrots you can be sure I will flatten a few onions in the next row.  If I'm watering the garden I will damage a plant in my impatience to drag the hose. I will jump over something in my veg patch and land on a lettuce. Yep, ME 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:28

MrsGarden, how about stipa Tennuissima for a "wavy" edge?  Wonderful plant with bright green foliage and billowing flowerheads all summer long.  Just 40 cm or so and evergreen.  It will seed ....not imvasive.....so ??ou will have more plants for next year.  I also grow hordeum jubatum, foxtail barley, amd this has a kaleidoscope of subtle colours in the flowers reflected from the sun.  You can grow this one from seed but too late for this summer.  It's magic in the sun 

Wallflowers

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:18

Hiya Graham

Wwll, they will survive amd flower for next year so you could just leave them. Cut off flowered srems.

However, I dig them up.  The space is then used for summer ptsnts.....in my case temder perennials.  They can then go on the  compost heap

Malicious Weedkiller damage to clematis

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:14

Hoping a straight weedkiller,was used that maybe just killed the top of your clematis Baywood.  Best to cut affected foliage now and see if shoots lower down grow.

 Vandals are everywhere.  A local nurserywoman I spoke with this morn had her polytunnels and plants wrecked over winter.  At the time she considered giving up the nursery but you can't let these rubbish people win.  

Violets

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:07

Got one clump, for sentimental reasons. Unsure of the variety.  Nice to have it.  Slugs love it.  

Rejuvenating thyme

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:04

Hiya Swedboy

I think thyme is often neglected and dispatched to the poorest driest spots where they do well but Some thymes, ESP the woodier ones like silver posie, need a little water now and then and a light feed now amd then.

I would trim them back now but would repot them first.  Perhaps into a deeper pot. Don't cut too far back into old wood.  

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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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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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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