Verdun


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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:30

For those not liking grasses look away now.  you're missing something though.....the sound of rustling grasses on a quiet day like today is magical 


 

calamagrostis Overdam and Morning Light.  Heleniums foreground and background.  

space between new plants

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:51

Bandita, agree with the others.  Dont worry for now.  You will quickly learn how various plants grow and spread and then you can lift them,,move them and divide them.  

Close planting eventually is a big no for me....best to give plants space to give off their beauty.

aquilegia

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:47

Less, less, less for me TheGardenGoblin.

i know aquilegias are greatly cherished but they are weeds as far as I am comcerned. Wont have any in the garden.

they all seed so,,as Nut said, keep an eye out for them.  

Suggestions please!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:44

Edd, a few years back I persuaded the local gc manager to get stocks of oxalis triangularis.   he agreed with me it was an exciting plant...he hadnt heard of it.

i planted it out ....removed it the following year.  Not overrun but the odd piece appears  now and then and I dig it out.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:36

Hostafan that sounds like good progress 

how about a hosta thead featuring pics of hostas?  

Hanging hostas?  Lot of watering?  Can you see foliage?  Slug free?

have a great day out tomorrow Runny 

brighter now and very warm

Oooooooooooo

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:28

Fishy, far from the expert here, but I have been removing bottom leaves over past couple of years whether they are healthy or not to  bottom trusses of fruit.  Not a bad grower of tomatoes......so far

Will google Edd's link now

Flower lifespan

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:40

Interesting question and fascinating reply folks.  Helps when choosing plants 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:37

Dont be alarmed Primrose.......  Its just that conditions seem ideal for blight now and its best to be prepared.  take measures to keep plants clean, well ventilated and remove any unhealthy leaves.  

Taken the dog.....lovely out there overlooking the beach and feeling warm......so have to shoot off soon

got to say the antics of our politicians baffle me. Another huge bail out for Greece yet in a few months the same crisis will re appear.  Its not that the politicians are stupid...many of them are......it's more that they have an agenda to keep them occupied and well paid 

Budleja dying

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:22

Would not plant another buddleia there Standen....never good to replant with the same.

why not ring the changes there?  Depending on space, perhaps a border of perennials to provide colour all yesr round?  

get that old buddleia out and replenish the aoil.  Dig it over well.  Plan for something else .

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 07:20

Hello forkers.  Damp overnight.  Garden is looking "lush" now with recent rain.  Humid though.  

MrsG, yes,cannas can grow in pots as long as they are reasonably big and john innes is used. They cannot remain in pots for too many years though.  2 years for me as they grow so quickly.  

Salvia patens are all in flower now....yesterday the last to flower had nothing.  This morn bright blue flowers.....delighted as rudbeckias alomgside are opening now too.   And buddleia buzz magenta too has opened overnight.  Looks good.

managed now to keep blackbird from my blueberries.....although he's had a good feed....but he, prob them, is focussing on my peaches

enjoy your day everybody 

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