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Late summer plants for containers

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 21:11

Helen, how about sedums?  Some lovely purple, glaucous and green foliage varieties and flowering now until the frosts

try echinaceas with them or pinks. The blue foliage of pinks go well with the purple hues of sedums as will the flowers


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 20:07

Rainbowfish,,those are woodlouse.

I once called on an old lady and these critters were all over her house.  She had loads of containers and showed her the residents under every container.....thousands of 'em.

I squashed every one and returned a few times and eventually the problem was resolved.

rainbowfish, regularly lift your pots...squash or spray with ant killer.  They are silly creatures....they repeatedly go to hide under pots, stones and the like. they are easy to control after a few days'll see 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 19:01

kniphofia, dwarf helenium and salvia patens


I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:41

Give up on this one now 

Black spot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:56

Caroline, yes, you can....I do. 

if a new one it should be very easy. Just get a good size rootball and wait until autumn 

Pruning the bottle brush

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:53


Sweet peas have succumbed to powdery mildew again

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 19:37

Gardener Eve

did you imcorporate any compost when you planted your sweet peas?

it's not just about watering.  You need to get a good rich soil that will hold nutrients and water throughout the season.  A generous application of granular organic fertiliser and a good mulch.

the best sweet peas I grew were when I planted them with my runner beans in a heavily enriched trench over the winter.

let your sweet peas dry out....get mildew  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 19:02


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 18:40

Hi Susan, dahlia yellow Honka. Love its simple charm 

Photos from ipad

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 18:22

Runny, it makes a difference when you actually take photo which way the ipad is set 

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