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Wind and rain damage


By Scotkat

Angus, Scotland Sco

Anyone else have same problem?

Looking as our summer just about over plants just not had a good chance.



I am ever hopeful even though some flowers are rotting and finishing far too soon. I refuse to give in and look forward to some nice shrubs flowering soon - Ceratostigma and Caryopteris being my favourites! Don't give up on summer just yet!

7 Aug, 2008


I think we have had a wonderful summer for most plants. Pelargoniums and annuals are looking a bit bedraggled and rotting but most of the herbasceous plants and the shrubs have never looked better, we have had warmth and earlier we had good sunshine ,a bit stormy now but a lot better than a very dry summer. We are so lucky with our climate. Spritz is so right there is still a lot to look forward too, the Asters (Monch is just flowering and will flower til October) the Heleniums are super and even the Alstromerias will bloow again.

8 Aug, 2008


I agree with Wyeboy. The perennials have been marvellous and very large - anthemis, monarda, heleniums, phlox. pentstemons etc But if you have a lot of annuals like petunias - mine are just a soggy mess and will soon die. The same thing happened last year! The only reason we have a 'green and pleasant land' is the intermittent rainfall. In places like southern Spain and many parts of the USA everything goes brown in summer. I used to live in Chile and it was the same there - nice in spring but after that forget flowers unless you water madly every day.

8 Aug, 2008

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