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Gardeners World Plant List 4th September 2009


By peter


I’m getting a bit quicker again with this week’s plant list :o)

Toby started this week with a quick review of some of the veggies at Greenacre before going to visit Sara Cox who (along with me and everyone else) got blight on her tomatoes this year. At Greenacre Toby looked at the success of:
Dwarf French Beans ‘Denlinel’
Basil ‘Minette’ – can be picked now & frozen
Carrot ‘Early Nantes’

Carol’s bit at Glebe Cottage this week was about Crocosmias:
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Amberglow’
Aster macrophyllus – matched with ‘Gerbe D’or
C. x crocosmiiflora ‘Gerbe D’or’

Alys followed on from Carol with some other late flowering perennials:
Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’ (Crimson flag lily)
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’ (Pink flowering red bistort)

Toby first took a look at climbers at Greenacre:
Ipomoea purpurea ‘Grandpa Otts’ (Morning glory) – which he had planted with:
Clematis x triternata ‘Rubromarginata’
Tropaeolum peregrinum (Canary creeper)

And then showed a couple of plants that wanted feeding as we approach autumn:
Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’ (Ornamental sweet potato)
Canna ‘Durban’

The featured garden this week was in Wickham and opened for The NGS today (Sunday). They’d grown eucalyptus trees to create a canopy which helps prevent frost on their garden, which includes:
Hedychium densiflorum ‘Assam orange’ (Ginger lily)
Cautleya spicata
Dahlia imperialis (Tree Dahlia)
Impatiens tinctoria
Canna indica (Indian shot)
Musa basjoo (Japanese banana)

My half hour in the garden that Toby encourages each week was spent weeding and harvesting. A few Mooli, mainly very small, and even more runner beans – will they ever stop!? I hope not :o)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Happy gardening.

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Thanks for that info peter,lovely ideas for autumn planting:~))

6 Sep, 2009


Cheers Peter.

6 Sep, 2009


The garden planted up with Eucalyptus for frost protection sounds very familiar to me. I'm sure that garden was visited by Toby during the summer. Perhaps it's a repetition. I didn't see last week's episode. :-(

As my wife is watching Inspector Piurot on another channel I shall have to remember to watch it on the BBC i-Player tomorrow. Last week it wasn't on when I looked about 10.30 pm.

25 Sep, 2009

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