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Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 13:51

Oh, rough size guide?  Osteospermum is about 15 cm high and wide; the linum about 40 cm high by 15 cm wide.

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 13:49

Used to like astrantia Sunningale variegated but now not so sure.  It is quite lovely in the foliage  is yellow and green but soon  becomes tatty looking.  The flowers.....not white or any clear colour.....are certainly the,poorest of any astrantia.  Right now mine look inferior to all the other astrantias I grow.  A thumbs down for me, I'm afraid   It may well be a candidate for extermination or for giving to someone I don't fully like 

Another long flowering.....but tender in most a osteospermum called Voltage Yellow.  Wonderful bright yellow from late spring to now and beyond.  I take cuttings from it....recently taken another batch.....and come next spring will fill some troughs and plant out next to linum perenne (blue flax, another truly long flowering gem for sunny spot.)

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:24

Agastaches have flowered since  early adder for example,

Astrantia jumble hole has never been out of flower.  Astrantia Roma is in its third bout of flowerimg. 

Lychnis coronaria is cut back hard in early September and that makes it flower now until late autumn or beyond.

Heleniums, dahlias, and many others flower for a very long period.  

For very lomg flowerimg I recommend a salvia.....check out Amistad.  This is a glorious plant.  Purple surrounding black on vigorous 4' plus plants and it has flowered from,late spring.


Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:05

Hiya fidget

Some silvery leaved Pulmonarias or white flowered ones would light up your shady spot 

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 23:28

Hmmm....thought about buying black hellebore this winter but not sure.  Still might.....aiming for one in 3 litre pot .  Maybe corny, but I think I would surround it with snowdrops, white daffs and a foreground of blue corydalis.  Black is not an easy colour to assimilate....e.g. Ophiopogon is on its own now in terracotta pot because it never looked quite right wherever I planted it in the garden.  ( mind you, the "black" hellebore is more a dark, dark inky colour)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 23:18

Yes,,that situation seems fine to me.  Soil has to be good though, capable of holding,some moisture

Carrot Fly

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:37

I just think its the best organic fertiliser.  And better than pelleted chicken manure, for example, as it's a fine grade granule form and won't affect carrots' roots etc.

Complete novice getting started

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:35

Hello Paddy 

Agree with the comments...have a go.  

Welcome to the forum 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:32

Hiya Dove.......didn't he do well?

Stainless Steel flowers at least a month later than others, poss even more than that.  Mine started 2 weeks ago and it flowers for ages.  Its the latest it's been this year...usually it would be end of august when it starts.  Mine is In a slightly shady spot. The colours would match I think and if grown together should coincide.  Anyway, I find they are easy plants to move and divide so you could try different combinations.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 19:37

Sorry, Matty.  Have I got that right?  Your dog is ok?  Looked back on your last post andI ??ou seemed unsure........?

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