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Plant name

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 16:02

Ok tease me why don't you

Potentilla Elizabeth is one of my fav Potentillas, that's all and it is bit distinctive.  I find it's the longest flowering of the lot and the flowers are such a gentle but not too pale yellow.  Almost like the butter I love to smother my huge slices of,wholemeal with.  Did you know I am a greedy so and so???


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 15:56

Robbie not want ericaceous compost.  Before ??ou plant have you tested your soil?  Blueberries need very acid soil....prob 5.5 or so.  Alkaline soil will kill them as will the mpc.  They need to spaced well apart, at least 4', not too near your fence but  dont need supports.  If your soil is not right...a soil tester is cheap and easy to use....then put in decent size pots and use ericaceous compost.  You can get ericaceous compost or ericaceous soil....the "soil" is best as,it will sustain your plant better and longer.  Sorry, but best to,get it right start the start

Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 15:41

Nice pics gardengirl.  Quite some skill with the camera there!


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 15:37

No Talullah, they need acid soil and shade, good mosture and good humousy soil.  I believe Scotland is,best place to grow them.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 15:34 gooseberries, rhubarb and carrots


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:14

Hiya neville

Plenty of perlite or grit needed.  I grow,them in John innis number 3 with added perlite or grit.  Mpc is too,prone to drying out completely and is imsufficient in weight to support top,heavy plants.  The high nitrogen is only until buds start only for couple of weeks or so....and is not meant to be continued with after that.  I would then use phostrogen or tomato feed or seaweed feed.  



Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:07

Hiya nut,  think you're right about the lighter ones needing better soil.  Mind you in partial shade the lighter ones show up better


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:05

Hiya Berghill......"well smelly"?   Now, my feet are like that.  Lol

I do agree though that I thought all the mock oranges were fragrant but no, some of the new ones are not.   As I said, what's the point of them then?


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:02

Astrantias featured this week on may have seen Momty.....introduce Carol and her piece on them

I grow a few varieties....this year they are huge. ..they have loved this weather. My latest acquisition last year was a white variety called Jumble Hole and I love it.  However, they all are plants that produce flowers with "gems" in their "faces".  They are flowers to peer into and be dazzled by.

Astrantias.....favourites or not?


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:57

.....oh, enjoy the day with your friend Tina

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