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Will get back to this and ask for addresses to send seeds to. If anyone is starting a garden, I've got loads of other perennials I will be able to divide later this Summer- roots can be wrapped in damps kitchenpaper and sent by post for immediate planting on receipt. Or come and get.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Peonies areamazing at the moment My pride and joy has just 'gone over' now- a tree peony I brought from our UK garden. It was not happy for the first two years- but it is huge now and was covered with massive crimson flowers for several weeks. Really made my Spring.

Will have lots of seeds of yellow Welsh poppies- the side garden is full of them now. Just ask.

Some of my peonies are in semi-shade and still doing very well.
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Are they getting enough sun? Peonies like full sun, or very light shade. Too much shade and they won't flower.

They might also be planted too deeply. You could try digging them up and replanting them - they should only be 2" deep.
They are not planted deeply, but get the sun only after 2.00 p.m. It might be the reason why. Thanks.
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Old 05.06.2014, 22:17
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MERCI I have some lovely aqualegia in all colours, including some of the fancy bonnet ones in dark purple and pink. I bought the 'bonnet' (double) seeds 2 years ago, and was disappointed none of them came up last year. Onla two have come through- a huge dark, almost black one, and a apricot and white one- so seeds of those will be cherished. I have every colour under the sun for the others, as they hybridise, from palest pink to darkest blue/black.
Yes please. Whatever you have to spare. My garden is starting to look really nice now largely due to all the plants you gave me in the autumn.
One if the aquilegia has flowered this year ( a deep pink colour) but two others are still very small and only have leaves.
I took this photo this morning and I would say that 90% of the plants in this bed originated in Odile's garden.
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Old 05.06.2014, 22:18
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

On the subject of Peonies, there is a new collection (over 300 varieties) just down the road from us at the Zürcher Hochschule Applied Sciences dept gardens in Waedenswil.

Info here near the bottom of the page. Free to look around.
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Just come and help yourself. Wild geraniums are wonderful now, and will divide nicely. I shall Chelsea chop them soon so I can get a second flowering later- Chelsea chopping some perrenials is a good idea, so they don't go to seed and flower again later. Thalictrum and many others about to flower, then all the phloxes and veronicas- and later sedum and others.

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I'll take you up on your generous offer, Odile! You need to explain to me how to divide my irises so I can offer you something in return. I probably should have begged you for plants before I spent a fortune at Jumbo and Dietrich!

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Will get back to this and ask for addresses to send seeds to. If anyone is starting a garden, I've got loads of other perennials I will be able to divide later this Summer- roots can be wrapped in damps kitchenpaper and sent by post for immediate planting on receipt. Or come and get. Our garden is a 'Curate's garden' - full of perrenials that flower in turn from May to October. Will have lots of raspberry plants too. I cannot bear to dig up and throw away- ever. So many memories of friends who gave me plants in the past too- which followed us here. And then I go to a garden centre and I see a little pot of plants I have, and the price tag is 9, 10, 15 CHF !!!
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On the subject of Peonies, there is a new collection (over 300 varieties) just down the road from us at the Zürcher Hochschule Applied Sciences dept gardens in Waedenswil.

Info here near the bottom of the page. Free to look around.
Thanks for the tip Tom, adore peonies. I've got some of these if anyone is interested, can harvest some tubers fir autumn planting.
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Old 06.06.2014, 08:54
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Thanks for the tip Tom, adore peonies. I've got some of these if anyone is interested, can harvest some tubers fir autumn planting.
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Ooh yes please. They're beautiful.
I will have to see later in the year if I have anything other than foxglove or lupin or hollyhock seeds to share with people here. My garden is very new so nothing has really had time to spread yet.
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Old 06.06.2014, 11:25
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Ooh yes please. They're beautiful.
I will have to see later in the year if I have anything other than foxglove or lupin or hollyhock seeds to share with people here. My garden is very new so nothing has really had time to spread yet.
You're first on the list then I gave some to a friend in UK last year, keep forgetting to ask how they established. I should also have nigella seeds (love-in-a-mist).
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Specifically for ericaceous plants:

Landi Moorbeeterde Kompost

We have a couple of bushes and get a decent crop (as long as we net them before the birds get them).

As far as aspect is concerned - full sun is fine but your trade-off is that, in a pot, you may need to water frequently as they don't like dry roots.
Hi tom,
So are yours of a specific variety? mine just read garten Heidelbeer(vaccinium cambryosa...sor something similar)
I am planning on planting them in the garden outside so you think i should dig a hole in the earth and fill it with "moorbeet" erde?
Do yu fertilize you blueberry bushes?
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Thanks for the tip Tom, adore peonies. I've got some of these if anyone is interested, can harvest some tubers fir autumn planting.
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MAN! this is so pretty. put me on the list too maybe for the next year, i do not have anything to offer you in exchange except for annual flower seeds or veggie seeds.
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Old 06.06.2014, 20:09
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MAN! this is so pretty. put me on the list too maybe for the next year, i do not have anything to offer you in exchange except for annual flower seeds or veggie seeds.
Done I'll dig up and tease the roots late summer (apparently the like that) and they should do well when planted as weather cools.

I don't ever "need" anything for my garden, more than enough to handle as it is. That isn't to say I can leave a good end-of-season Landi bargain to wither
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Hi tom,
So are yours of a specific variety? mine just read garten Heidelbeer(vaccinium cambryosa...sor something similar)
I've got two different ones:

Vaccinium 'Bluecrop'
Goldtraube

My reasoning was that two different ones would have berries that ripened at different times rather than all at the same time.
You really need at least two for cross-fertilization to get a bigger crop.

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I am planning on planting them in the garden outside so you think i should dig a hole in the earth and fill it with "moorbeet" erde?
That's exactly what I did four years ago.

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No, just some more moorbeet erde once a year.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Ok you gardeners, would appreciate some feedback ..

We are at the very beginning of creating our garden. We have the help of an imaginative and thoughtful landscaper. At one point we are seeking some immediate cover and privacy and he has suggested planting 7 to 8 large bushes (between 1.5 and 2m in height). So far so good, we like this idea. Here are his suggestions for these specimins ..

1X Acer campstre (érable chmpêtre - common field maple)
1X Cornus sanguinea (cornouiller sanguin - common dogwood)
2X Ligustrum vulgare (Troène commun - privet)
2X Viburnum opulus (Viorne obier - viburnum)
1X Sambucus nigra (sureau noir - black elderberry)
1X Corylus avellana (noisetier - hazlenut)

My thoughts are that I am not keen on dogwood or privet. I would also like a maple that comes into leaf with red leaves immediately and not just autumn colour. I am also wondering about a cherry tree of some sort.

They have to be capable of enjoying full sun. They will be planted on a tendancy to dryness slope.

Any thoughts?
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Ok you gardeners, would appreciate some feedback ..

We are at the very beginning of creating our garden. We have the help of an imaginative and thoughtful landscaper. At one point we are seeking some immediate cover and privacy and he has suggested planting 7 to 8 large bushes (between 1.5 and 2m in height). So far so good, we like this idea. Here are his suggestions for these specimins ..

1X Acer campstre (érable chmpêtre - common field maple)
1X Cornus sanguinea (cornouiller sanguin - common dogwood)
2X Ligustrum vulgare (Troène commun - privet)
2X Viburnum opulus (Viorne obier - viburnum)
1X Sambucus nigra (sureau noir - black elderberry)
1X Corylus avellana (noisetier - hazlenut)

My thoughts are that I am not keen on dogwood or privet. I would also like a maple that comes into leaf with red leaves immediately and not just autumn colour. I am also wondering about a cherry tree of some sort.

They have to be capable of enjoying full sun. They will be planted on a tendancy to dryness slope.

Any thoughts?
I really wouldn't want the privet but the Cornus could be quite nice. They have lovely coloured stems in winter be that red or bright green depending on the variety. Black elder is lovely and so are the viburnums.
You really want plants that are bushy all the way up and not just a trunk with a canopy of leaves on top so if you want a cherry then I would suggest a Prunus Amanagawa.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=5318

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I am almost unsure if I should post anything on this thread based upon my absolute lack of knowledge, in consideration of gardening! However, I do have a garden and would like to learn, so here goes...

I recently bought plants, which I believed to be agapanthus, and potted them in a large clay pot. They are starting to flower nicely, though the expected globe of flowers is not appearing. (not agapanthas??) However, the leaves are starting to have large erosions and it appears something is eating my plant!

So, while at COOP I looked at the various products meant to protect plants through incesticides. Yet, as I read the desciptions, I truly wondered if I wanted to use these products.

I would appreciate some help...thanks in advance.
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I'll take you up on your generous offer, Odile! You need to explain to me how to divide my irises so I can offer you something in return. I probably should have begged you for plants before I spent a fortune at Jumbo and Dietrich!
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ECB, one of my pride and joy is the red elder I brought over from our garden in the UK- it is just wonderful, and the flowers are light pink. The viburnum he wants to plant grows wild here- but it is gorgeous, with flowers like some hydrangeas, large petals on the outside, and smaller in. Love them. Really don't like privet either. Have you thought about a sorbus, rowan? Lovely greyish cut leaves and lost of orange fruit in the autumn for the birds? There is one called Joseph, which has the most beautiful autumn colour.

Agree withe the maples, we planted 2, 2 years ago. One with red leaves (all year round not just autumn) and one with salmon coloured leaves. Will go and have a look at the labels (bought them all at the Villaverde in Pontarlier, next to Decathlon- with my 15% off voucher I get every year- and they are really good as they will exchange anything that does not 'take').

Silver birch is great too, especially if planted in a group of 3- love the bark in winter. I've also planted one with red leaves last year.
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I am almost unsure if I should post anything on this thread based upon my absolute lack of knowledge, in consideration of gardening! However, I do have a garden and would like to learn, so here goes...

I recently bought plants, which I believed to be agapanthus, and potted them in a large clay pot. They are starting to flower nicely, though the expected globe of flowers is not appearing. (not agapanthas??) However, the leaves are starting to have large erosions and it appears something is eating my plant!

So, while at COOP I looked at the various products meant to protect plants through incesticides. Yet, as I read the desciptions, I truly wondered if I wanted to use these products.

I would appreciate some help...thanks in advance.
Looks like slugs/snails, to me. They love those juicy type of leaves.

You can either offer them a "Slug Pub" - (slugs love beer) - half fill an old yoghurt type container, half bury it so Sluggy can get in easily, and leave it nearby - they`ll drink till they expire happily. (the kind but cruel method)

Or sprinkle a few slug pellets around the base of pot (just a very few) they are more attracted to them than to the plant. (the non-ecological method)

Or you can search them out in the early morning/evenings and deport them to a nearby forest. (The ecological method)
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Thanks for the tip Tom, adore peonies. I've got some of these if anyone is interested, can harvest some tubers fir autumn planting.
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Very beautiful. Is it a peonie or poppy? Never seen one with such leaves. Oh and yes, would just love a small tuber or seed in the autumn. That would be wonderful- and happy to exchange for anything else you fancy.
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