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Verbena B

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:21

Artjak, Fairygirl waved her  magic wand.

Its pretty cold here tonight.  Nothing like mid May.  Must be 5 degrees.  Hope it doesn't get any colder....all my tender perennials, runner beans etc are outside now

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:16

Yep, you should contact the GC ......get fresh supply and ask for couple free bags as compensation.   It's what I do.  Good luck red dahlia

Make do and mend

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:13

I used a washing machine drum to make a garden pot.  I covered it with a concrete mix and it outshines most every other container I have. It has a hosta in it. Looks expensive but costa v little!!..........

Old enamel kitchen sinks have had the same treatment and I have cadged old chimney pots to make attractive containers


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 23:58

Thank you Bev.  Spot on

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:55

Quintessentially english rose??

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:50

Hiya Salino.

Another annual I do like.  Easy from seed.

However I grow the perennial one, Chatsworth, and this is even more fragrant.  I take cuttings in September or late spring.  Chatsworth  makes a bigger, bushier shrub and I grow them in pots on paths or by the front door etc.  (I've not long potted on my cuttings into 9cm pots. They grow quickly to make flowering plants by July )

Acer flamingo

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:33

Hiya karen

Just pull off the green shoots...preferably pulling downwards.

You can prune this plant quite hard.  Those withered leaves you see are the old, winter-battered ones.  The new leaves are emerging now."lovely plant with pink, white, and pale green leaves giving a stunning show in summer.

Help me identify shoots please

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:23

Welcome Alan to the forum.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:20

Evening folks.  

Just been plantIng tender perennials and lilies.......I grow several wallflowers (I know they are annuals/biennials and I said I donf like annuals!!) and,these are now coming out and perennials going in.

Agastaches, salvias, dahlias, echinaceas, and some verbena bonariensis planted today as well as the last of my illumination Pink foxgloves.

 It's been quite a nice day...few showers but some sunshine too.  

Forecast says cold....not happy about that.

Hope everybody is fit

ideas for ground cover plants

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:11

Hardy geraniums are prob best groundcover to flower throughout the summer ..nice pink ones like Russell Pritchard, blue like Orion, Ann folkard withe yellowish foliage(very nice) and cerise flowers, Tanya Rendell with dark brown foliage studded with pink flowers

However none of these is scented....possibly others will suggest something.

How about a couple of pots of  Heliotrope..cherry pie?  Amazing scent. Or you  could interplant between the geraniums.  Put a few Regale lilies in there too....the scent in June and July is intoxicating.

Would look good and smell good......?

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