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plant ideas for this old pot

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:47

Agree with Busy.  Red was first colour I thought of.  

Red sedums, pelargoniums, gazanias, sempervivens, or aeonium swarzcopf (have to check that spelling cos think its wrong) growing out of a carpet of sedum spurium.

Its not a large pot.  One simple theme will look best I think 

Ants eating pansies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:29

Ants won't eat your plants.  However, they can kill them by burrowing under them.  Just make sure soil is firmed now and then or use ant killer there.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:27

MrsGarden, that new salvia is a thug.  Don't plant it.  It will take over your garden. 

Take it to the bin or local dump or................

Give it to meeeeeeeeee 

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. 

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