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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:44

here are the pictures of a couple of my agastaches as requested

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28143.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28144.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28145.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28146.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28147.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 some of my agastaches...others not yet fully flowering plus a picture of variegated hemerocallis...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:01

Busy at foodbank today.  So many people came and it's free meals for kids too for the next 6 weeks.

Bit cooler but pleasantly warm at about 25

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 17:58

Yippee first folks. I won.  Doesn't  matter really .......but, I won

Purple Plant

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 17:56

Looks like Verbena homestead purple or maybe Rigida.  

Subtropical plant ideas needed please

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 17:54

I think your soil is too dry for arum lilies, and rogersias would simply hate that site.....they need plenty of moisture and very good soil or they will look awful

Rhubarb.....not for me

Herbaceous potentiallas, Helianthemums, geraniums. ...some for the sunnier parts and others for the shade.....Arabis,osteospermums, etc.   For the shadier areas Pulmonarias, brunneras, epimediums, etc  and for deeper shade liriopes and carex 

Dierama 'Cosmos'

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 17:38

Hiya folks

Re the heleniums, I would not feed too much.  In such a small pot and the roots so restrained I would loosen the roots, teasing out as much as possible, and then put into bigger pot.  Then WATER.  Water well.  Water again.  Keep in shade for week or so.  This sounds horrible but if you have any flowers cut them off and all old stems.  They will recover.......to flower next year.  Possibly they will flower in September this year but keep watered but not drenched after your initial soakings.

Re dierama.  They don't need marshy or boggy ground at all.  Just as Nut says, they LOOK good by pools, etc., but need good soil.  In my experience they do need extra water when initiating flowers.....viz.  In early June.....and up to and including flowering time.  I have Guineveire, a superb white.  If this is going into a pot I would use John innes number 3 with a little dried manure added.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 07:44

Morni g folks

Had some heavy rain last night.  Sunny now and quiet. Air feels "cleaner" and fresher.

Another day at foodbank today.......well, until lunchtime

Stay healthy everyone

Different sort of grass for lawn?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 23:43

Um, not sure about that Sara. Festuca glauca is a tussocky grass but after its first year deteriorates in quality.  It's also very much an "individual" plant so not convinced it mixes with wild flowers etc.

Maybe a chamomile lawn or a thyme lawn?  Or simply sow wild flower mixture if the soil is not too rich

 

Day Lilies

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 23:37

Patsy, yes I'll try and post a picture of it tomorrow along with some of my agastaches.  

Subtropical plant ideas needed please

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:23

I would include euphorbia mellifera.....wonderful scent and folkage.  Chamaerops humilis, cordyline palms, fatsias, tree ferns (if you can provide moisture) and Phoenix canariensis as well as those plants suggested by Fairygirl......cannas especially ....in purples, greens and variegated would make a splendid walk through.  I know you said no to flowers but canna flowers offer an exotic look too as do the flowers,of the Phormiums.

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