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Bits and bobs at the end of June

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Plenty going on but colour falls a bit flat after the Rhododendrons finish,trying to address that but not that easy Roses and Clematis only thrive in selected spots as do other sun lovers.
In a few weeks Heleniums Rudbeckias and Salvias will get into full swing ,until then this a glimpse of what there is to see right now


Primula Scotica the dainties plant you could wish for grows wild in Scotland not sure how many of you who live there encounter it these are grown from my own saved seed.


New Dawn.
New to me this year and only just starting to climb


A David Austen rose have lost the name


Deutzia a semi double have had for a long time.


A change here an improvised deep propagator brought in to use to try rooting Daphne .


This shows the content in particular for for RKW


Athyrium Pictum regal Red


Dryopteris Erythrosora
Athyrium Filix-Femina


Osmunda Rega Showing flower stems emerging


Some will remember last November I collected these magnolia seeds from a tree in the garden they were sown Immediately and Six months on have just germinated


Now I am told they will take 10 years to flower so going to leave one each in my Will to my favorite Goy members to grow.Lol


Did not want to publish 13 pictures so added this one for Luck

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the ferns are lovely and that deutzia, im amazed at the magnolia growing so incredibly well

28 Jun, 2012

 

Congratulations on germinating the Magnolia Brian. I have a M. Stellata bonsai, and yes - it is very slow-growing!

28 Jun, 2012

 

That Primula Scotica is georgous, as is your Deutzia & all them ferns are fab :-)

28 Jun, 2012

 

Love the roses ,good luck with the daphne and the primula
scotica is lovely can't say I have ever seen it growing wild
and well done on the magnolia seeds germinating .:o))

28 Jun, 2012

 

What a pretty deutzia that is. You have enough magnolias there to try a bonsai if you like them - I bet Sheila's os beautiful. Photo Sheila?

28 Jun, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Sheila
Thats a thought grow them as Bonsai they won't take much room.

28 Jun, 2012

 

You will not regret the New Dawn I had it years ago and it always put on a good show.
Am I in your will ? ;0))

28 Jun, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Val
Was thinking of leaving them to ones younger than me.lol
I will make you Executor of the whole garden with a clause you can take your pick.Would that be alright.
B x

29 Jun, 2012

 

The Deutzia is beautiful Brian and I love all the ferns.

29 Jun, 2012

 

There's a lot going on there. That Deutzia is a bit special, your ferns are lovely and it is great to see these magnolia seedlings looking so healthy.

29 Jun, 2012

 

Gosh those Magnolia seedlings look robust and healthy, and I love the rose New Dawn I have had this in my garden for the last 25yrs or so, and have just bought another one.
I like the ferns especially the red regal.

29 Jun, 2012

 

What a lovely little primula BJS - truly beautiful - could that rose be Gertrude Jekyll - we were looking at David Austin roses at the weekend -

29 Jun, 2012

 

Hmmm - Steragram - I could take a photo of my Magnolia 'Stellata' bonsai, but you would be disappointed. It is only 3 years old, and hasn't flowered yet . . . how long can you wait?!

29 Jun, 2012

 

Superb duetzia,Brian,......bought a small one this summer,but it is almost devoid of leaves......some pest infestation,I fear.

29 Jun, 2012

 

My fav is new dawn ... Got 3last year ... Just getting going now ... Gud luck with the mags

29 Jun, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Will have to try a few cuttings, did a few some years ago but none rooted not sure why.
Any suggestions on rooting them?

29 Jun, 2012

 

Good idea Brian will take you up on that seeing as I am fitter than you ! LOL

29 Jun, 2012

 

gorgeous ferns - looking very nice indeed

29 Jun, 2012

 

You have plenty going on in textures alone and that Deutzia is stunning.

30 Jun, 2012

 

Hi Brian, its always a pleasure seeing your garden. I know you said you cant grow roses in certain places but I found my garden lost colour in July, August so I've added climbing roses and shrub roses, along with patio and groundcover ones to bridge the gap, they are working brilliantly. Why cant you grow them in places?

30 Jun, 2012

 

Daphne cuttings look great, what materials did you use? I like the idea of putting sand at the bottom too, that is a good idea. Watch out for slugs, they like daphnes and I catch them hanging around my cuttings from time to time. I usually put an empty beer can or bottle in with the cuttings and that attracts the slugs and kills them. Hope the cuttings root well, I have to mist mine several times a day when it gets hot but I don't have them in any direct sun at all.
Were you talking about Magnolia cuttings or something else? Most Magnolias are hard to root, it takes good timing and a strong rooting hormone. I've only rooted Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) and 'Jane' Magnolia.

1 Jul, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Rkw
The Magnolia ref were i think to the seed that germinated.I did root a couple of cutting some year ago but they took to long to root and failed to make any new growth before fall and died during the winter,have not tried since.
Have been having problems with Perlite holding just to much moisture,this is down to lack of sun and high humidity we are encountering here over the last two months.So have switched to Vermiculite mix that is lighter and for me is working better.Misting at present is just once a day.trying to judge it by how much the dome on top is misting ,it varies from day to day.

1 Jul, 2012

 

I've been having problems with pro-mix holding too much moisture so started doing 2:1 perlite/pro-mix and 3:1 for plants that rot easier. I've had good luck with perlite when I use a coarse mix, if it is fine it doesn't work as well. Never had luck with vermiculite but most people seem to like it better, hope it works that way for you.

2 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely ferns Brian. Everything seems to grow for you. I bought a book on growing seeds when I was in London.....so fingers crossed. :o)

2 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely, I like the ferns also. Am looking for a mini one. Any recommendations ? Do you have Daphne Odora in there, it doesnt look like it.

2 Jul, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Cinders no dont have Odora did have and moved it a while back and that was the end of it.How mini is mini in inches,they all tend to stay smaller in pots what have you in mind.

2 Jul, 2012

 

Was thinking on the edge of my rockery. It is a raised bed, with two little end pieces, funny shape really, but I wondered if one might look nice on the end.

2 Jul, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Cinders
So needs to be happy in the Sun?.Quite a lot of the smaller ones have very thin fronds which scorch and not suitable for full Sun. Asplenium's there are small ones of them (loosely related to the mother in law tongue fern)I say loosely because you would not necessarily recognize them as such.Athyriums but need part shade that includes the Japanese painted fern, there is plenty of that here if you want to try it.And of course the one I propagated from the leaf,but that can get quite large over a few years thats Poystichum Setiferum.Again you can have that if you wish.

2 Jul, 2012

 

I rather liked the Athyrium Pictum Regal Red, but expect that would get rather large wouldnt it, it could have part shade on one end of rockery.
I can probably send you a small Daphne Odora cutting, with roots, if you would like it, and I am trying to get a Brunnera Jack Frost going for you. Not very big yet but you can have it. If you would like it of course.

2 Jul, 2012

 

Ditto Sticki!

3 Jul, 2012

 

lovely colours and lovely ferns Brian :o)

5 Jul, 2012

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Bjs
 

Bilbo it is nice just wants a bit of Sun

6 Jul, 2012

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