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davros

By davros

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Inspired by your wonderful gardens and flowers I decided to have a stab at my own little flower patch,there are quite a few plants that are established already,although I don’t know what half of them are(I think I’ve got ‘floral dyslexia’) but there were alot of weeds which I’ve been clearing up,and I’ve been scattering lots of seed and bulbs haphazardly:it will be interesting to see what happens.


General view


Does anyone know what this little fellow is?


I know this


Lots of stuff gone in here

These Hostas seem a bit crowded,should I split them up?

The trouble is that this patch is infested with bindweed;I just keep pulling it out.

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It is hard work Davros, but the rewards are great, I am sure when you have it fully cleared and fully planted it will look wonderful. The best of luck with it.

11 Jun, 2015

 

Your Hostas look great.....split them early next spring.

11 Jun, 2015

 

Its going to be interesting to see what its like next year then Davros, just keep enjoying it is the main thing, otherwise it gets to be a chore and who needs them, lol....

11 Jun, 2015

 

I'd mark the ground where the hostas are because they'll disappear over the winter. I wouldn't divide the clumps but I would separate the three varieties - the white margined one is getting a bit over-shadowed by the other two.

That's a lovely pale pink foxglove - well worth saving seed from it in the hope that it will come true.

11 Jun, 2015

 

Very impressed by your Hostas - where are your slugs???

11 Jun, 2015

 

Your Hostas look very good and I love your pink foxglove. Be careful with the plant as it is poisonous.
Do not put leaves in your salad :-)
The mystery flower looks like dahlia.

12 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks Stera, don't get many slugs on my plot

12 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks for the tips and advice Urbanite and Klahanie, I think that pink foxglove was white last year! Thanks Linda, lincs and Jon Joe too

12 Jun, 2015

 

generally, foxgloves are biennial - grow leaves one year, flower the next and die. So your white one last year will, almost certainly, have died but may well have thrown out seeds which may (or may not) give you white foxgloves at some time in the future (depending on when/whether they germinate). Collecting the seed won't guarantee you get a particular colour but you will be able to mark where they're growing and what the known parent was and you'll be able to filter out the plants that come true. Personally I love swathes of foxgloves in all the shades (but I don't have space for that)

12 Jun, 2015

 

Fascinating Urbanite, there's more to this than meets the eye.

12 Jun, 2015

 

It's nice that you are having a go. The one you don't know I think is a Dahlia. Watch the slugs don't get it.

12 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks for the advice Hywel

12 Jun, 2015

 

Davros 10/10 for effort everything looking good I really think foxgloves belong in the wild they are so beautiful I love to see them in drifts in my local forest I agree with the Hosta tips ,how do you frighten the slugs away do you threaten them with a brand of beer that they don't like :-))

12 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks Kidsgran, I reckon I'm just lucky with the slugs, I wouldn't waste good beer on 'em anyway!

13 Jun, 2015

 

The soil surface looks quite dry (as in well-draining) maybe that's why you don't suffer with the critters.

13 Jun, 2015

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