Tuesday, 18 July 2017

My allotment.

'Uchiki Kuri’
The Japanese red onion squash, round and orange with an excellent flavour.

This year I grow a lot of flowers - always a fresh bouquet in the home!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

My new Plants.

Erigeron Karvinskianus AGM:
- Hayloft Plants:
"A long-flowering, ever-changing carpet of colour.
Such a long flowering period, from May to October it is surely a must-have for every garden.
Happy in borders and containers, as an edging plant for tumbling over a wall.
Great ground cover and loved by bees.
Prefers well-drained soil in sun or part-shade.
Height 25cm (10”). Spread 30cm (12”).
Fully hardy perennial.
Cut back to ground level in the autumn to retain neat growth.
Dead-head to encourage further flowering.
Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.
Propagate by division in spring.
Gently Self-sows into all the nooks and crannies."

Monarda Balmy™ Rose:
Prefer damp soil in sun or part shade. Height & spread 45cm (18”).
Fully hardy perennials.
Excellent early-flowering, compact monarda.
Dwarf variety is deer and rabbit resistant, as well as mildew resistant.
Vibrant, shaggy rose-colored blooms in abundance top this compact plant with very dark green, fragrant minty-basil-scented foliage.

Trifolium repans 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium':
Common Name: Clover, Shamrock 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium'
This is an ornamental variety of the common wild flower, White clover.
The leaves are divided into four leaflets rather than the usual three so if you are superstitious and value four leaf clovers this is the plant for you.
Each leaf is dark maroon purple and nicely edged and speckled with green.
It is a low growing hardy perennial that eventually spreads over a wide area with its stems rooting as they go.
The flowers are the usual clover heads of tiny flowers clustered into a rounded head.
They detract considerably from the effect of the plant and should be removed.
It may pay to let a certain number of flowers to stay for a week or two to satisfy the plants need to flower then cut them off.
Removing them as they appear tends to encourage the plant to produce more.

Geranium, Grandeur Odorata Orange:
Kept frost free, one plant can come back year after year, looking bigger and better each time.
Tender Perennial - can be brought back outside after Ice-Saints in mid-May.
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