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Posted: 08/07/2013 at 18:50

Salino, the book?  Christopher lloyd's garden flowers? Is that it's name?  Must get a copy.  I have or have read a few of his books and always his enjoy his style

I grow a few Phormiums and Sundowner is a favourite.  Jester and dazzler too are very different though.  I  share your reluctance to plant jap anemones but seem to have overcome these omissions with Anemone Wild  Swan.  September Charm is one I liked but it is more of a spreader than honorine jobert so it had to go.  If my garden was bigger I prob would devote a bed to jap anemones but ensure any spread was contained


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 11:41

Berghill.  Lovely garden.  Bigger than mine.  How big is it ?

Favourite plants?

Aliesh, originally bought mine from car boot stall years back.  I tale cuttings every year.  It's Arborescens Chatsworth.  There is another perennial variety.... Prob more .....bjt I'm not sure where at the moment you can get it.  I will find out though and let you know

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 11:24

Hiya busyL

My varieties include black adder and sangria that survived the winter.  I have Blue Boa, raspberry summer. and a couple of others too.  I'm taking basal cuttings of all of them to,overwinter in the GH.  

Its the wet that agastaches don't like down here so I guess I could treat them by covering with raised sheet of glass.  They are bit tender so cold will kill them too. Its third year for me with black adder and sangria but others are new so very much a learning curve.  However, from young small plants they are, most of them, in full flower. black adder, for example, is 4 or 5 feet tall.  Blue boa is 3'.  Eye catching, erect and long flowering.  Will post pictures in couple of weeks so forum can judge them


Hi folks, can you name these please :)

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 11:08

I agree with escallonia and acanthus

yellowing cordyline

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 08:56

It also depends on variety.  Some of the bright pink ones.....names escape me for mo.....will not take much water at all





penstemon cuttings - too late?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 08:20


Those surfinia cuttings will grow fast and flower, prob in August

yellowing cordyline

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 08:18

Bluejan, it may have been overwatered before ??ou had it.  Dont water, keep in sun.  Can you return it to GC.?


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 08:12

Morning everyone.  HOT here.  Supposed to be the hottest part of the country today

Woody, sorry but Cornwall will won the cricket.  Sounds like good day...cake too!

Couldnt make out what a big purple ball was in the distance so had a was a dahlia with its first large flower.  

Its going to be hot  for whole week at least but I think we will get more than tthat.  No gardening today

enjoy the day folks

Carot Flies

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:51

Easiest and best solution is to cover with fleece.

Can someone tell me what this plant is thanks

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:49

They will grow very big, they will seed, they will spread.  Not a favourite of mine 

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