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Posted: 30/05/2013 at 07:57

It's what happens to my gooseberries.  Always forget to net and the pesky bullfinch get my buds


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 07:55

Good to have your advice re tomatoes on the forum Italophile.  Enjoy it and picking up some good tips


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 07:49

Morning everybody

Its set to be a scorcher today.  Feels so much warmer

Seasons are so short...still bit plantIng, etc yet gooseberries almost ready, picking plenty of rhubarb, and eating my own lettuce.

Busy this morn but still outside

Enjoy the day folks

Hardy Tropical or Mediterranean Plants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 07:44

I love fried old boots

The best dicentra is........?

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 00:52

The secret with all of them is not to let them dry out in summer so I give them plenty of    composf or dried manure. My spectabilis are huge this year...they have loved these conditions. I have a white one flowering beside a red astilbe in front of a blue grass, elymus magellanicus which has also grown tall this spring.  (for a beautiful blue foliage     there is nothing to compare with this grass, not even eucalyptus)

So nobody growing king of hearts then?  

Hardy Tropical or Mediterranean Plants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 00:40

That's the way I interpreted it too..tropical LOOKING plants. My first post clearly referred to this

We all have different views on bamboos but it is very, very silly to plant any of them.  They are destructive.  A grower of bamboos was featured on GW a while back amd even he admitted defeat with some of them. As a naive gardener a few years back I planted what I comsidered to be well-behaved varieties. Within 2 years they were creeping underground and popping up several feet away.  I had a lot of digging over a wide area to finally eradicate them. 

On the tropical theme, bamboos are not tropical but look it!!

looking for small flower

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 00:28

Plant Iberis.....white candytuft.....white pinks or, if too tall white cheddar pinks.  Arabis comes in white flowers and also as a variegated form.  Thrift, Armeria Alba, is an evergreen mound producing short spikes of white flowers in spring and into summer. Liriope is an evergreen grass-like perennial, tough as old boots, producing short spikes of usually purple flowers in late summer but there is a white flowered form.  Nice plants.  Or white saxifrages...

pruning Dianthus

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 00:15

Bit like BrummieBen I regard pinks as short term plants....3 years max.  Take cuttings every year and they will flower well in year one and better in year 2.  Year 3 just replace

Fertiliser types

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 00:12

It should all be fine.

Donr over fertilise....too much will damage plants.  Also, mix it Imto the soil instead of just sprinkling it on top of the soil.

Tip one....patience.  You cant hurry growth

Tip up on the plants you have.  See if they like sun or shade. Putting plants that like sun in the shade wont work.

Good luck Tomsk

What is the name of this Plant Growing in my Garden

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 00:04

Can you give us a picture pennymax?

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