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BBC Gardener's World plant list - 19th June 2009


By peter


Hi all,

Last week’s Gardeners’ World was the last one for a couple of weeks as the BBC is taken over by Wimbledon (come on Andy!) and they’ll be back on the 10th July.

The garden featured this week was Highcroft Gardens in Cornwall, featuring grasses and prairie planting:
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning light’ (Chinese silver grass)
Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea)

Toby also had two grasses in the plants he put in at Buryfields:
Molinia caerulea (Purple moorgrass)
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ (Switchgrass)
Echinacea (Coneflower)

Alys’ additions to the white and silver border at Buryfileds:
Dichondra argentea ‘Silver falls’
Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)
Antirrhinum majus ‘Royal Bride’ (Snapdragon)
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Purity’

The apples Toby planted for the couple doing the garden makeover were:
Apple ‘Worcester Pearmain’
Apple ‘Discovery’
Apple ‘Grenadia’

In the tropical border at Buryfields:
Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan palm)
Dahlia ‘Vuurvogel’
Gladiolus ‘Green Star’
Gladiolus ‘Black Star’
Gladiolus ‘Orange King’

Carol’s 5 minutes this week was about Astrantias:
Astrantia major (Masterwort)
Astrantia ‘Roma’ (Masterwort)

In Alys’ small front garden she added some fruit and veg:
Actinidia deliciosa ‘Jenny’ (Kiwi fruit)
Kale ‘Cavolode Nero’
Sprouting broccoli ‘Claret’
Tropaeolum (Nasturtiums)
Calendula officinalis ‘Touch of red mixed’ (Pot marigold)

Tom Hart-Dyke talked about his world garden at Lullingstone Castle mentioning one plant:
Crassula sarcocaulis (Bonsai Crassula)

Toby’s plans for the weekend were to plant:
Erysimum cheiri ‘Blood Red’ (Wallflower)

Sorry this week’s plant list was a bit delayed, and I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend :o)
Happy gardening.

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Well done Peter... game, set and match. :o)

26 Jun, 2009


Just need my strawberries to produce some fruit now - and a drop of cream :o)

26 Jun, 2009


Thanks Peter, my strewberries are not doing very well at all, going to throw them at backend and get new ones.

26 Jun, 2009


You're Welcome Clarice. I have some alpine strawbs grown from seed. The plants look healthy but no sign of anything but leaves at the moment.

27 Jun, 2009

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