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osteospermum

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:25

Hi B3.   Can you relate what the advice about overwintering them was?  I would love to know what to do with mine.  I have a couple which return well every year but others are much diminished so any tips would be gratefully received.  Many thanks.

A couple of IDs please.

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 01:17
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 Saw these in the botanical gardens - maybe yours are the same.  They're lovely.

The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:46

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 Here's the timeline of its cultivation - 12 years.  Hope it reads ok.  What an amazing feat by the Botanics team.  Hi Fairygirl - I'm lucky I live very close to the Botanics.  Such amazing queues to see it.  Really is a wonder.  Apparently it puffed the 'stink' a couple of times yesterday and it's luck that it hasn't closed up yet.  2 metres high.  You can tell I'm in awe!

The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:32

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For those who may have seen news of this on tv and who can't go and see it themselves, I nipped along this morning to Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh to join the queue at 9am.  Tried yesterday afternoon but the wait was 2 hours and couldn't stay.  I'm not sure how to reduce photos but hope they're ok to view.  It was amazing and the plant is expected to close up and drop down anytime.  The 'rotting flesh' smell had gone by the time of my visit, was more like a faint whiff of rotting fish.  Fascinating.  The corm is the size of the pot.  Camera kept steaming up.  Amazing to see this. 

 

 

 

 

Crocosmia yellowing leaves

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 01:46

Loupen, I've had the same almost rusty marks on my leaves the last few years.  I had divided them, they had been lovely.  Now I just get the leaves coming up, fresh green to begin with but by July the rusty or whitish marks are all over them.  I'm at the point of digging up and disposing.

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 01:43

Trying to grow gentian sino ornata (sp?),.  Every year, I see plants for sale, and see the ones in the botanical gardens - all look beautiful.  And every year I plant them having read advice in books on growing conditions etc.  They all die or completely disappear.

What do I have?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:53

The middle tree looks like a sycamore.

What do I have?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:53

Middle one looks like a sycamore.

 

hanging baskets

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:32

Mine are the same ss2.  My verbena are just opening, my begonias look as if they are low and asleep and my lobelia is only beginning to flower a little at a time.  We've also had no sunshine to speak of for days.  My begonias need another three weeks or so to spark into life.

 

garden design with no budget

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:20

Check out local skips - see if there's anything interesting in them.  Alys Fowler, the gardener used to forage all over the place and get loads of things to transform her garden.  Also, some of the DIY stores have a pile of damaged and broken sections of wood or out of range items which you can sometimes be lucky if they just want things taken away.  Local builders yards and timber places sometimes have things they just want cleared away and have never got around to it.

Check out local papers and messages in shop windows to see if people are advertising that they just want un-used items taken away.   Sometimes if there are people working on neighbours houses - replacing windows and so forth, they often have fabulous windows that can be used for the tops of coldframes etc.

Foraging locally some sometimes be very fruitful and people are often really grateful to get rid of things they have lying around and have no intention of using.

Local waste dumps can be interesting - especially if there's some workmen hanging around who can help you haul something out.  People throw away the most amazing things that can transform gardens.

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