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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:50

BizziEB, I allow plenty of  space between plants.  look closer  than they really are. Hate plants squashed in......not my style   Each of those plants is quite large .....most prob occupy a square metre.  I know  the mature size and plant accordingly.  I have a reasonably large garden

Floppy sedums

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:21

Victoria, we,live amd learn.  Yep, too late to,chop them down now.....just.  I have experimented by cutting sedum down this late and got away with it having flowers in the autumn,,albeit shorter less impressive ones. However, I have a long growing season here.

The solution is to stake them.  Do it ASAP.  Short canes tied discreetly to some main stems and then a circle of twine around the lot.  Then lift some leaves over the twine.  In couple of weeks you won't see the support and you will have tall impressive flowers on that sedum of yours.

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:43

It's difficult for us blokes today.  Always brought up to yield seat to women, open doors and generally be protectively polite.  I have a pretty firm handshake but always gentle when shaking hands with a female.  However, many females today resent being regarded as the weaker sex, or bein g "disempowered" or being "patronised" and enjoy being strong and efficient.  

I think womenfolk often try to compete too, to prove they are better, etc.  

Women ARE strong now, prob always were, and easily the equal to us blokes.....

(funny realisation.....every time I have had a car accident it has always involved a woman driver.  I'm thinkIng again about that now and it's true )

Suggestions for plants to grow in pots in shade/wind please?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:31

For this summer busy lizzies will brighten that area very well.keep watered.  

Ferns of course.  Bergenias and brunneras.  Acorus ogon is evergreen with yellow foliage and will do well there.  Carex evergold and aurea elata too.  Consider the vincas.....some nice variegated varieties that will light up thaf area. ,Blue and white flowers.  

Cyclamen, lily of the valley and daffodils will add colour there.

Liriope is evergreen with short attractive purple blue flowers in late summer.....nice white foliage variety called Blondy......and ajugas with their evergreen, purple black foliage and blue flowers will be food there.  Heucheras, and the yellow orange varieties in particular, astilbes and a yellow grass called Bowles Golden Grass are worth looking at.  Ophiopogon nigrescens too.

Is This Honey Fungus?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:17

No expert but just relax NGCARDS.  Leave them or knock them off.  Clearly soil is humous rich there 

Runner beans

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:13

Very late this year, different variety...painted lady....but now picking tasty beans

Plenty of compost in the trench, good moisture once growth is vigorous (or at this time of year water to encourage growth) and the occasional water spray as well as a good sunny, sheltered spot should produce good crops

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:45

this is summer sky with echinacea  backed by dahlia.  helenium on right yet to open fully

all the agastaches have scented foliage and all different

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:42

raspberry summer

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:40

just grabbed a cuppa and overwhelmed by the wonderful scent of

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heliotrope here...grow it where you sit folks 

as promised a couple of agastaches in this bit.

black adder here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:03

Lesley, it is a lovely plant.  Bought one for a friend too at the time amd hers is great.  To be honest, I think this variety needs dry comditions and full sun. 

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Even you hard hearts......

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