Friday, 20 July 2012

В любую погоду...мой сад прекрасен...whatever the weather!

Увы! Редкий день солнце!
...странное чувство ... мой сад был залит вечерним солнечным светом!

How to Trim Confederate Jasmine |

How to Trim Confederate Jasmine | " eHow Lawn & Garden Yard Cleaning & Maintenance Get Rid of Tree Stumps How to Trim Confederate Jasmine How to Trim Confederate Jasmine"

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

July. What to do now in your vegetable garden

What to do now in your vegetable garden
: "Summer in March, winter in May, spring in June - climate change isn’t making it easy for veg growers. We can no longer grow ‘by the book’, but have to use our ingenuity to adapt to whatever the weather throws at us. Undercover space in a greenhouse or polytunnel has been invaluable this year."
Continue to sow outdoors - July. Here!
And here!
Winter Radish or Mooli, Daikon or Chinese Radish.
Carrots - Late varieties – such as Autumn king.
Florence fennel - for sowing before mid June, choose a cultivar listed as suitable for early sowing; some cultivars are very sensitive to day length and will bolt if sown before the longest day (21st June); until early August
French beans- until end June, or July for a late crop of dwarf beans under cloches
Peas- maincrop, mangetout and sugarsnap until end of July. Sow a quick, 'early' variety such as
-"Douce Provence" is a cross between Meteor and Kelvedon Wonder. It is very early, round-seeded and an excellent cropper. This variety can be sown November or early spring for early cropping before the late spring sown varieties. Grows to a height of 45cm.
- 'Meteor'
- Kelvedon Wonder - quick-maturing peas - 65 days
- Onward - quick-maturing peas.
- Sugar Ann - (snap pea), mangetout (French for "eat all"), the Sugar Ann is sweet flavored and juicy. As one of the earliest maturing snap pea varieties, Sugar Ann is a very easy growing and prolific producer. Benefits: Early Maturing, Heavy Yielding

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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Hidcote: A Garden for All Seasons

BBC Four - Hidcote: A Garden for All Seasons: "Documentary telling the story of Hidcote - the most influential English garden of the 20th century - and Lawrence Johnston, the enigmatic genius behind it. Hidcote was the first garden ever taken on by the National Trust, who spent 3.5 million pounds in a major programme of restoration. This included researching Johnston's original vision, which in turn uncovered the compelling story of how Johnston created such an iconic garden. Until recently, little was known about the secretive and self-taught Johnston. He kept few, if any, records on Hidcote's construction, but current head gardener Glyn Jones made it a personal mission to discover as much about the man as possible to reveal how, in the early 20th century, Johnston set about creating a garden that has inspired designers all over the world."

Лоуренс Джонстон Уотербери (Lawrence Waterbury Johnston).

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

А у лошади ребенок - тонконогий жеребенок!

Peonies -the eight best varieties.

The best peonies to grow for delicious scent, long flowering and fabulous display:
...a good balance of flowering times, with some early (in May), some mid season (May into June) and some late (for June into July).
...the eight I'll be ordering for my October planting
1 'Duchesse de Nemours' fully double, early flowerer
Truly marvellous, and one of the oldest and most famous double white peonies. It has pure, spotless ivory flowers, lemony green at the base, with the scent of lily of the valley. It's easy to grow and a plentiful flower producer which makes it an excellent cut flower. It's also slightly shorter than others, growing to approx 85cm, making it a great choice for a windy garden.
2 'Charlie's White' fully double, early flowering
Deliciously scented, large rounded white flower with a cream glow on very long, straight stems which rarely need staking. 'Charlie's White' is America's number one cutting variety. It makes a vigorous and healthy plant, which is quite light cropping, but easy to grow.
3 'Krinkled White' single, early to mid season flowering
A very beautiful, simple white peony, considered by some to be even better than the similar, shade-tolerant and iconic 'White Wings'. It's one of the shorter peonies (80cm) so won't need staking, its petals have a lovely crinkle and it flowers for slightly longer than 'White Wings' so I'm trying it.
Very pale pinks
4 'Sarah Bernhardt' – fully double, late flowering
Sweetly scented, with pale pink flowers, this is favoured by commercial cut-flower producers and is one of the best known. It's very productive and reliable and has good disease resistance. Only down side is that it's tall (1m), so will need staking.
Mid pinks
5 'Bowl Of Beauty' Japanese type, mid to late flowering
One of the most famous of herbaceous peonies and deservedly so as it flowers for almost twice as long as others, with many budded stems and flowers opening one after another for more than a month. It also has delicious scent. A height of 90cm so may need staking.
6 'Monsieur Jules Elie' fully double, late flowering
The centre of each flower mounds up and the petals elegantly pale to silver at their edge. The blooms are borne on long, arching stems (but at 80cm should not need staking) and are deliciously rose scented. Claire Austin particularly loves this one and it's late, so excellent for extending your peony season.
Deep pinks into reds
7 'Karl Rosenfeld' semi-double, mid to late season flowering
This flowers like blazes, with tall, dark-coloured strong stems which should be self supporting. The down side of reds is that they do not make such good cut flowers. Their vase life is shorter than the pinks and whites, particularly the fully doubles, and if picked in bud they won't fully develop. However, 'Inspecteur Lavergne' is reckoned to be an improved variety.
8 'Buckeye Belle' semi-double, very early flowering
This is the deep blood-red peony that filled the one section of planting in Luciano Giubbilei's show garden for Laurent-Perrier at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. It is an excellent garden variety which grows to nearly a metre, but should not need staking.
Where to buy
Claire Austin Hardy Plants, Edgebolton, Shawbury, Shropshire SY4 4EL (01939 251173)
Kelways Plants Ltd, Picts Hill, Langport, Somerset TA10 9EZ (mail order 01458 250521)
Sarah Raven.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Monty Don about Peonies.

Peonies can be classified by both plant growth habit and flower type. Plant growth types are Herbaceous (Bush), Tree, and Intersectional (Itoh).
Intersectional (Itoh) peonies are hybrid crosses between tree and herbaceous types. They have the large flowers of a tree peony, but die back to the ground each year like herbaceous peonies.
In Japan Paeonia suffruticosa is called the "King of Flowers" and Paeonia lactiflora is called the "Prime Minister of Flowers."
Paeonia lactiflora- herbaceous perennial flowering plant- Chinese Peony - "most beautiful" - common garden peony - Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball-The buds should be no more than two inches below the surface.

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Paeonia suffruticosa - the tree peony - tree peonies are deciduous, woody plants that don't die back to the ground each winter.
Every garden centre sells peonies, but specialist nurseries have a much wider range at very competitive prices. Kelways at Langport, Somerset (tel: 01458 250521; www.kelways. has a huge range, and Claire Austin Hardy Plants at Shawbury, Shropshire (tel: 01939 251173; www.claireaustin-hardyplants. is very good, too.


Есть два типа пионов - древовидный и травянистый.
Оба типа легко выращивать и они оба очень долго живут.
Но есть принципиальная разница в том, как они будут посажены. Древовидные пионы должны быть посажены глубоко для полноценного развития корневой системы у черенока, а травянистые пионы любят быть посажеными близко к поверхности. Следуйте советам Монти Дона и вы не ошибетесь.)))