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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:40

Love rudbekias busy.  Got some flowering here too.  Aren't they a fraction early this year though?  Got frikartii monch as partner to one group and, as you have, red dahlia with red foliage, next to another.  


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:36

I'll have you know my pants on the line are impressively small Stacey

Busiest,morning yet at the foodbank.  Amd we have just.opened a warehouse to supply all the local Foodbanks. Demand is increasimg alarmingly

Beautiful day here...stunning.  Might just venture down for a swim

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:26

KEF. You didn't fool me.  Im too smart for that. 

Mrs garden.  Actually I do like blue

My garden is full of "spikes" right now.....lots of blue ones too.  Veronicastrums, cannas. Agastasalvia tall salvias, tall grassss, etc.  Not enough "spikes" are planted I think.  Usually they take up little room compared to their,vertical impact


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:24

Well. Of course, burnoose is a local GC for me.  It used to be better though.  I knew it as an up and coming nursery owned by a regular gold medal winner who was keen to grow every gem.  

I agree with blairs about avoiding those nurseries he mentioned.  Ok for bulbs.  Big no for plants 


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:20

Morning all

Tina hope your arm heals quickly. 

Weather Here is glorious.  Yesterday was boiling from early morning to dusk.  Put out my underpants on the line....they set off my agapanthus and grasses perfectly.  Just one of those ideas that comes to one in moments of inspiration!

Forecasting another heatwave next week.......

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:13

That's lovely....buying plants, pots, seats etc for sentimental reasons.  

KEF, really?  Agastache called Verd?  I think you are teasing me.....I'm only a simple cornishman you know!   I'll be very jealous if you can grow blue poppy.

Ill post pics of agastaches, summer perennials and grasses soon. ,think this is best time of the year for summer display


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:05

Thinking of planting bamboo?  DONT

all of them are invasive.......some "clump formers" are slower, that's all.

Check out a programme few months back ....gardeners world went to see bamboo specialist.  He had lost control of in particular.

Here on my light soil every bamboo I have grown has tried to take over.  I have helped friend's remove bamboo's difficult to eradicate once established.  At least she had large garden and we could attack it from all sides.  In a small garden bamboo will be a big problem

Bamboos don't really like growing in a pot.  I know Monty has just done that but, mark my words, he will admit at some stage that it was a mistake.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:36

I buy online all the time.  Better quality plants and newest varieties

For perennials, paddock plants, woottens, Cotswold flowers, perhill nurseries, etc and there are many specialist nurseries too. Best is to ask when you know what plants you  want.  Local nurseries and online for very best of plants.  And don't worry about condition of plants when you get them....all superbly packed.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:17

Sorry billy, forgot to say......

Nice to have ??ou on the forum.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:10

It's a shrub that likegrow be grown in the garden.  In a pot, if you have to, I would add grit or perlite to the mix.

Water it when first planted but it's not something to water often at all.  Or feed it.  

Just let it fend for itself for a bit but check others have said.....that compost isn't too wet.

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