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the campanula is looking great ...everthing else is just getting started!

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the campanula is looking great ...everthing else is just getting started!



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I love this campanula! I hadn't realized it was a bush shape, now I''m needing one! :-)

7 Dec, 2008

 

This is beautiful Lori.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Is this now Lori ? Plants just getting started? Lovely photo.

7 Dec, 2008

 

How pretty it all is - or was, I suppose.

8 Dec, 2008

 

The Campanula is gorgeous....do you know it's full name?

8 Dec, 2008

 

Yes, Janey...it's on here,somewhere!...will get back to you...think it is in my "Garden" list.

8 Dec, 2008

 

They are in My Garden...under Korean Bell Flower... "Cherry Bells"

10 Dec, 2008

 

That campanula is quite striking. Did you grow it from seed?

1 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks for that Lori......shall look for it in the Spring. Happy New Year!

1 Jan, 2009

 

Hello everyone, Happy New Year... yes this was taken last spring, alas! It clumps...and spreads by offsets...with all that blossom I never saw a seed! so it may be that they're "engineered" not to produce seeds... I love the campanula Canterbury Bells, those you can grow from seed...and they are pretty and interesting too. But the Korean BF you will have to find at a nursery...sadly!

1 Jan, 2009

 

hi lori,
love your garden, your canterbury bells look wonderfull, as did ours last year, then we think they were attacked by something , but all we could find was lots of woodlice, so waiting to see if anything grows this year.i expect we may have lost a few more plants to the bad winter , fingers crossed!.................................steve

23 Feb, 2009

 

We never know from season to season what's coming do we? I hope your plants have survived the cold winter...It really was strange to see pics of Londoners ankle deep in snow!
...seems to be so many strange pests I've never seen until recently...by "woodlice" do you mean sow bugs? I seems we have similar insects but our common names for them are different... I don't spray or use any insecticides...if I have an infestation it's dealt with by squishing, washing off, or picking off...lol...learning the natural equalibrium is a bit of a trick! I have encouraged birds to help keep the insect population in check...and there are mice and frogs to help there too... when I came to this garden it was all grass and not an earthworm in sight...the topsoil was full of poison...(herbicide) it took three years for the clover to come back...finally gathered all the natural components just in time to move on to another patch! Well, c'est la vie... I will just have to start all over again from "scratch"...lol. I'll still be enjoying the vicarious pleasure of keeping track of member's the gardens on goY! Hope you have another successful year, steve.

26 Feb, 2009

 

What a lovely plant. Im off to look it up in my gardening books. Im sure I can squeeze one in somewhere in my little patch. Im facinated to know when your garden season starts over there. Do you have long hours of light in the summer?

24 Mar, 2009

 

Hello Mageth... Yes the Campanula takiesemana "Cherry Bells" is a lovely, sturdy, prolific plant... It spreads by offsets and in two seasons it has spread from a small clump, maybe 3" in diam. to three clumps of 10 to 12 inches across... it flowers continuously once it starts in early June and flowers right through to late August/ early September... You would probably be able to start it about now in Sussex...the frost isn't out of the ground here yet, even though the snow has gone... last year at this time we were digging out of the greatest amount of snow we have ever had in March...it was very deep and stayed a long time...it was an excellent insulator for my perennials and they didn't experience the usual freeze/thaw April that we usually have... My roses were great last year and you can see how well the Campanula did! We are actually at a lower level of lattitude than you are! we are at 45 degrees North Latitude ...I believe I'm right to say that London (sussex?) are at about 50 degrees North Latitude.? so our days are much the same length as yours would be...nothing like Greenthumb has in Fairbanks, Alaska!

24 Mar, 2009



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