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Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:03
Hiya Joan
I find that gypsophila like sunshine but not too dry.
Few years back I tried to grow it in hot dry situation and it simply withered away
So, I can grow it now!
Reasonable soil, needs some moisture, wants reasonable sun. ,then it's good all summer

Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 13:56
Yes dan, that's what I would do. The bigger the crevice you make the better and you need to water a little to start off. How deep can you go?

Things that thrive in large pots

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 13:34
Camelias...if ceanothus thrive there Camelias should too. Dwarf rhododendrons? What about Taxus Coppershine.....mounded vigorous evergreen with leaves ranging from green n white in winter, to coppery orange.....superb spring and early summer to yellow until winter. Or Taxus Standishii upright olive coloured leaves? Slightly prickly but superb colour at this time is berberis flowers on tight evergreen foliage. Hollies too. Easy and good looking. Golden king has yellow and green foliage, red berries and a natural conical shape

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 13:24
Hiya red dahlia,
Don't take hellebore cuttings. You will have seedlings, prob next year, pot these up.
Don't cut off leaves...unless diseased.....these feed your plant this summer
Remove flowered stems right to the base.....they are easy to distinguish from other stems
Don't dig up your hellebore or split for few years.....they don't like to be is disturbed
After flowering feed, water if dry and mulch

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:49
Hands was me

The Nation's Love Affair

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:20
Getting less keen on GC now....truly.
Visiting a little nursery is a joy. Just to see,plants, many unusual and to meet the growers, many slightly eccentric albeit endearingly so, is a lovely experience. That cream tea? Get that on the way back..... A real Cornish cream tea with lashings of cream and strawberry jam on fresh home made scones. Usually cheaper than garden centres too

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:07
Ha ha ha, tee hee hee, chortle,, chortle, chortle, ho ho ho
Can't help being one of the chosen few
Don't worry Tina, when you're having a heatwave later we'll be shrouded in sea mists

Can you help identify these plants please?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:02
That's girlius fragrantissimus

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:59
C for ceratostigma. Both wilmottianum and griffithi. Both brilliant blues for ages.
I must agree with nut....not really sure where we really are on this


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:55
Tall boy, I am indeed a stupid boy.
No Artjak don't have a mobile. Ha ha......I'll get my coat

(Never liked dads army as a kid but now I think it's brilliant. The characters, the stories, the innocence and never coarse or offensive)

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