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A couple of IDs please.

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 23:13

Hi Dachalover, late responding here as couldn't find this thread again until today.

Are yours still in bloom?  I'm wondering how long of a season they have.  I stupidly didn't buy any when I saw them locally and the plants have all gone from the shop now so I think I've missed them for this year.

Impatiens - outdoors

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 23:09

Thanks Lyn.  I have placed mine in containers outside at the moment - and also lack a proper greenhouse or somewhere sensible to house them.  I will certainly try cuttings as I would like to have them in the same place next year and am sure I will not successfully over-winter them (if they're not treated as annuals? and disposed off).

How long did your seed process take Lyn to flower-production?

Crocosmia yellowing leaves

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 23:03

Edd, Maureen, Loupen:  Interesting about thrips Edd.  I have been plagued with them this past month on verbena, scabious and my sidalceas 'Elsie Heugh' are a disgusting mess.  I did a spray with Provado - which I am very wary of anything chemical - and have had to take out plants, cut back foliage and remove the soil around the plants where the thrips were lying in their hundreds.  I've never had such a year for thrips.


Maureen:  I divided my crocosmia two years ago and haven't had flowers yet on the two divisions moved to another part of the garden.  I suspect it's in my soil - whether thrips causing rust or that I've weakened them for attack when dividing.  If I don't get any flowers this year (and there's no sign as yet but in Scotland we are weeks behind) - I will dig them up and destroy I think.  So disappointing as I love them but we also get too much rain and I have a problem with a neighbours tree whose canopy this year renders two thirds of my garden in shade and the neighbour and I struggle with damp conditions because of it.  However, tree surgeon felling it in a couple of weeks.  (Mixed feelings getting rid of a tree, but it's covered in scale each year and we can't wait for increased light and less damp).  So things might improve all round after that.

Loupen:  Delighted you have flowers now.

Rose blooms

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:53

Thanks so much Dave.  Sorry took so long to get back to you - I keep losing my posts but today discovered I just needed to view them all in 'my posts'! 


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:50

It's a beauty.  I must look for it.  I have a Bowles Mauve but yours has mixed colour there.  Thanks Caroline.

Centranthus ruber

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:46

Thanks pansyface.  Sorry it took me so long to respond.  I can never find the threads I've posted on when there's been so many new topics and things have moved on.  Finally discovered I could get here from 'my posts'.  Doh! 

I.D. Please

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:40

Oooh thanks everybody.  I shall get rid.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:13

Oops!  I've fed mine as well - loads of foliage, no sign of flowers yet but I sowed late as well so hoping for an outbreak soon!

White flowering shrub ID please

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:04

Hebe brachysiphon?  Itea  virginica?   I'm no good on leaves differences - just my instant reaction to the tail like flowers!


Climbing Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby'

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:55

I planted a Lady Boothby as a tiny thing last autumn.  It is now just under 6 foot and I've had to lop bits off from the top.  Had to tie it in as it doesn't cling itself in any way.  I was pleasantly shocked at how it grew so quickly but it doesn't behave like a climber to me - just grows tall quickly.  It is only now producing buds and only one flower so far.  Very healthy foliage though.   No advice for you on 'alongside a clematis'.  I've deliberately placed it on its own tying in to an iron fence to see how it is going to look and how it behaves until next Spring.

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