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BBC Gardener's World plant list - 24th April 2009


By peter


Here’s this weeks little peep at the gardens and fabulous photos of Grows on You members via the plants featured on BBC Gardener’s World last Friday:

Carol’s class learnt to split:
Hemerocallis (Daylilies)

Alys’s disease resistant courgettes were:
Courgette ‘Defender’
Courgette ‘Soleil’

Toby’s hardy annuals were:
Nigella damascena ‘Miss Jekyll’ (Love-in-a-mist)
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Gazebo Mixed’

The orange buddleja in the ‘Me and my garden’ feature was:
Buddleja globosa (Orange ball tree)

The team are having a carrot growing competition (I remember seeing a TV program last year where someone had used a drain pipe down the side of their house to grow a carrot several metres long!):
Carrot ‘Early Nantes’

Toby’s new type of peach that was resistant to peach leaf curl and Joe’s Mulberry were:
Prunus persica ‘Avalon Pride’ (Peach)
Morus nigra (Black Mulberry)

The flower which Carol enthused about this week, with it’s love of neglect and harsh conditions was:
Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque flower)

Carols certainly knows what’s popular with gardeners, by my count 12 members have Pasque flower in their gardens but the most popular plant this week was the Love-in-a-mist which is in 15 Grows on You gardens!

The Buddleja globosa was the rarest plant this week, only listed in 3 gardens.

Hope you all enjoyed the weekend, back again next week with the GW plant list.
Happy gardening :o)

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Thank you Peter.

27 Apr, 2009


You're welcome :o)

28 Apr, 2009


Im gonna get me some pulsatilla it was beautiful
x x x

28 Apr, 2009


I think so fiew people have Buddleja globosa is because of the size - grows far too big for most gardens, had very coarse foliage and only flowers for a couple of weeks. Not a very rewarding plant in my view, there are far better alternatives.
Really didn't enjoy the programme this week, can't see myself being a regular watcher unless it improves drastically. Comments?

28 Apr, 2009


Didn't see it Wagger....I know B globosa and always thought it looked interesting, but I didn't know it had such a short flowering period - thanks for the inside info :-)

28 Apr, 2009


I had one for several years then decided it had to go when planning a new bed. Thought it would be a nightmare but having cut the top off started to attack the roots and it all came away in my hand, totally rotten. Good timing, eh?

28 Apr, 2009


Indeedy ;-)

28 Apr, 2009


Ive only ever watched a few of the Gardeners world programes and thats recently. Didnt think it had much info on this weeks and was over rather to quickly I found too,

maybe its early days
will be watching it again though maybe they should put it on more reguarly instead of eastenders hehe

x x x

28 Apr, 2009


Thanks Peter. Very interesting.

29 Apr, 2009

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