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Re: Re: Deadheading astrantia?

Message from Maureen

In forum: General

Hi Urmila,
That is really clear and helpful advice, Thank you.

  • Posted: Tue. 12th July 2011 19:38

Re: Deadheading astrantia?

Message from Urmila Patel

In forum: General

I deadhead mine when they go brown. I cut them off just above the next area of growth. If you don't deadhead them, they do infact self-seed. If all the flowers have gone brown, then I would cut the whole plant down to the ground and it will grow again and make flowers in the same season. I hope this helps.

  • Posted: Mon. 11th July 2011 20:33

Deadheading astrantia?

Question from Maureen

In forum: General

I have a few varieties of astrantia in my garden. Some of the flowers are starting to go over (going brownish) or are just looking a bit 'dried'. When do you deadhead astrantia and how ? Should you just take the spent flowersheads off or should you take the flower and stem off just above next area of growth? If you don't deadhead them do they self-seed?Any help/advice much appreciated.

  • Posted: Mon. 11th July 2011 19:22

Perennials for flowere beds

Message from douglas

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Beware Alstromeiria as it can often spread everywhere and quickly - once spread , very difficult to remove. You can really take your pick from Heleniums, Asters (especially Frikarti Monch), Nepeta (Six Hills Giant - another spreader but easily controlled),

Phlox/Penstemmons and a number of perennial grasses including New Zealand sedge/Miscanthus chinensis and others.
A current favourite is Astrantia Major /Ruby wedding/Shaggy - there are others but these will offer long flowering periods.

  • Posted: Wed. 10th March 2010 21:42

astrantia Major Buckland

Comment from Sarah Platt

In forum: Astrantia 'Buckland'

Loves dappled shade. Is taller and less bushy than other astrantias in my garden, and is a brilliant mixer.

  • Posted: Thu. 18th June 2009 10:31

Plant Heritage - Autumn Sale 20 Sept

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

Hi All - Mark your diaries for this one now.

HELMINGHAM HALL
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
10.30 - 4pm

Bring your plant problems and problem plants to the Plant Doctors at the autumn plant sale at Helmingham Hall on Sunday 20th September. A panel of experts including Sarah Cook former head gardener at Sissinghurst, Ivan Dickings RHS committee member, plantsman Brian Humphrey and Jim Marshall former gardens advisor for the National Trust, will answer your questions and solve your horticultural problems. The plant clinic will be open from 12 - 2pm.

This is the tenth year that Suffolk Plant Heritage (formerly NCCPG) has held its popular plant sale at Helmingham Hall in partnership with Helmingham Hall Gardens. Over forty exhibitors including specialist nurseries Fernatix, Harvey's Garden Plants and Woottens of Wenhaston will be selling a wide range of unusual and popular plants. National Plant Collections based in Suffolk including Dianthus (Malmaisons) Campanula, Hosta, and Astrantia will be on display, as well as stands selling garden furniture and accessories.

Visitors to the plant sale can also enjoy Helmingham's Grade 1 listed gardens including the dramatic spring borders, knot and herb garden, nineteenth century parterre, ancient deer park and Victorian kitchen garden.

Entry to plant sale £5 including admission to Helmingham Hall Gardens. (9m. NE of Ipswich on B1077.) Free parking. Home made lunches and teas.

  • Posted: Thu. 28th May 2009 12:18

Spring Plant Sale at Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

Sunday 24 May 2009 10.30-4pm

The popular annual spring plant sale run by Suffolk Plant Heritage in partnership with Helmingham Hall Gardens has an iris theme this year. Eight hundred plants of the rare Iris sibirica 'Roanoke's Choice' which is only available from eight nurseries in the UK will be given away free to visitors.

For the first time Helmingham's Coach House Garden and pond will be open throughout May, featuring banks of Iris sibirica and flag Iris. And for iris lovers there is another treat - the National Collection of Cedric Morris Iris will exhibiting with plants for sale.

This is the tenth year that Suffolk Plant Heritage (formerly NCCPG) has held its plant sale at Helmingham Hall in partnership with Helmingham Hall Gardens. Specialist nurseries including Fernatix, Harvey's Garden Plants and Woottens of Wenhaston will be selling a wide range of unusual and popular plants. Several nurseries will be coming directly from exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show.

National Plant Collections based in Suffolk including Dianthus (Malmaisons) Campanula, Hosta, and Astrantia will be on display, as well as stands selling garden furniture and accessories.

Visitors to the plant sale can also enjoy Helmingham's Grade 1 listed gardens including the dramatic spring borders, knot and herb garden, nineteenth century parterre, ancient deer park and Victorian kitchen garden.
Entry to plant sale £5 including admission to Helmingham Hall Gardens. (9m. NE of Ipswich on B1077.) Free parking. Home made lunches and teas.

  • Posted: Tue. 17th March 2009 08:15

See Chelsea 2008 Show Gardens

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit


Hi all - we have now uploaded the plant lists of the major show gardens for Chelsea Flower Show 2008 . Please look for 'event gardens' in the links at the top. We will continue to update this area adding images of the actual gardens once built.

Some plants are going to be used in a across the 2008 show gardens. These include: Soleirolia soleirollii, Alchemilla mollis, Hakonechloa macra, Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light', Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy', Buxus sempervirens

Unusual plants will include: Nothofagus antarctica, Drimys lanceolata, Paris polyphylla, Dracunculus vulgaris, Anigozanthus, Xanthorrhoea

Star plants that we like a lot include: Geranium 'Lily Lovell', Iris chrysographes, Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest', Geranium phaeum 'Album', Gardenia jasminoides, Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'

Which ones do you like? Are you going to visit this year?

  • Posted: Thu. 8th May 2008 19:54