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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:22
Thinks!!! ( I will pinch some of those plants in busy lizzies greenhouse.....she won't know,it's me)


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:20
I am impulsive. I have come home in a suit to plant onion sets or decide to plant something first thing in the morning and do,so,in my slippers......yes! No comments please, I am a slippers man. This because I used to wear out my,socks so,quickly that I thought slippers would be good idea.
Can't be bothered to change sometime so I just impatiently do something in the garden.


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:10
Oops! Ok Brumbull I bow to your greater wisdom!!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:09
Red dahlia. Your hostas look great.
It's too early for hostas to show any growth just yet. Dont worry they are very tough plants and should be even bigger and better this summer
I would not split those this year
The flower looks like a Gerbera.....if I'm wrong i will be told....and I grow them too. Is that still planted outside?
Here in Cornwall they are fine outside but maybe need some protection where you are

What annuals can I sow for summer colour?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:33
Ryan, check out perhill plants online. You would get convolvulous mauritanicus plants cheaply. You only need 2 or 3 plants?? Save time sowing seeds and nearly as cheap.
Protect convolvulous cneorum from frosts for a while.
Keen then Ryan?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:27
Temp reached a balmy 9 degrees today. Good day for being outside

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:23
It's lovely here today. Sunny and feeling quite warm. Cut honeysuckles back over the arch and cut grass. ,oh! And cut out flowered stems from earliest hellebores, fed and mulched them and said thanks for such fine show and requested a second flush in summer

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:18
Roots can be slow....can sulk a bit

What annuals can I sow for summer colour?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:16
Ryan, Yes poundlands seeds are fine.
If you like scent think about heliotrope. The scent is WONDERFUL. I grew few last year to plant in pots near door, paths etc. they smell of cherry pie....that's their nickname too. They have purple flowers all summer. I grew them with a yellow annual called Bidens and they looked great together
I sow seeds indoors in the kitchen, then pot into small pots in the conservatory and then bigger pots in greenhouse. Then in mid spring they go outside
You have plenty for loads of annuals there I think

Success and Failures ...

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:06
Highland Jennie, hiya again.
I too grow persicara red it.
It does suffer from frosts....can you fleece it for a while ?
I regularly split or chop pieces from it ...pot them up or plant them out. Nice with artemisia Powys castle or aster frikartii
Your lobelia too doesn't like frost. I used to sell plants and regularly dug this up, separate into small pieces and pot up. If me, I would dig it up, split and grow on in the greenhouse....treat as tender perennial. But, watch watering.....they love water. I have grown this in a pool where it thrives

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