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Re: Re: Mediterranean garden

Message from Nicola

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Thanks so much for such a comprehensive and useful reply Kennett Garden Design! I am sure Jacky will be thrilled.

Here is an easy list of the plants mentioned:

Deschampsia cespitosa
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Scabiosa caucasica
Knautia macedonica
Succisa pratensis
Philadelphus Manteau d'Hermine
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Erigeron karvinskianus

Please show us how the garden looks when done and what you decide to plant!

  • Posted: Sat. 4th September 2010 04:24

Re: lavander looking very gloomy

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Little Lottie'

Hi Pilar,

It’s worth a try although I would be careful not to prune back too hard. Lavender tends not to grow back if you cut into the old wood, so I would just trim lightly, removing no more than a third. They usually advise that this is done twice a year – in autumn after flowering, and then again in spring, although as yours is faltering I suppose you have nothing to lose by trying to inject some vigour through pruning now!

What are the conditions that you have it in? It needs to be in full sun, and likes well-drained soil. Lavenders put in heavy soil tend to be fairly short lived, and become woody at the base, which sounds as though it could be what’s happening to yours. If this is the case you might want to consider transplanting it to an area that you have prepared by adding organic matter and gravel to, increasing drainage.

This is working on the presumption that you have it in the ground, is this so or is it in a container? If in a container you need to remember to feed it, and water it slightly more often that you would if in the ground.

Hope this helps, and that your plant makes a recovery! Remember to add it to your ‘plants I have’ list to receive care updates. http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/lavandula-angustifolia-little-lottie?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fp_q%3Dlavender+augustifolia+little+lottie%26amp%3Bplant_search_submit_x%3D0%26amp%3Bplant_search_submit_y%3D0


  • Posted: Mon. 19th July 2010 18:31

lavander looking very gloomy

Comment from pilar de la lama

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Little Lottie'

Hi! I just planted a lavandula angustifolia with small pink flowers, after twpo weeks it seems the flowers are fading and the base is hetting very dy and woody .I asked in the garden center aand they told me to put John Innes n3 compost and prune it hard and wait..
is that the best to do?

  • Posted: Sat. 17th July 2010 19:58

Re: Companions for white agapanthus

Message from Stuart Marler

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

How about a white lavender,Lavandula angustifolia Nana Alba, orstoechas Lavender Snowman.
This would allow the agapanthus to grow out from a nice white and green bed.


  • Posted: Thu. 17th June 2010 19:31

Heated propagator

Message from Marissa Zoppellini

In forum: General

Hi Sarah

I have some suggestions based on what I have sucessfully germinated:
Arisaema consanguineum (perennial good for shade but will take more than a year before ready to flower)
Erigeron karvinskianus (evergreen perennial good for sun)
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (fennel - perennial good for sun, insects,scented)
Lavandula stoechas (Lavender good for sun, scented, insects)
Nicotiana (Annual, good for moths, scented)
Calendula (Annual, good for sun, insects)

How about some edibles too? Cherry tomatoes, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley and Oregano are all easy to propagate from seed.

As a general point, I have most sucess raising veg (probably 100% certain of something germinating) and annuals (nearly as good as veg) from seed, whilst shrubs and perennials are the group where some plants need more than one try, that is why I have restricted my recommendations to those that I know are not particularly tricky.

Don't forget you can use the propagator for cuttings too!

I would also suggest that North-facing is not ideal and you are probably going to get some leggy seedlings - sometimes you can get away with transplanting seedlings a little deeper to shorten them, so you could try that with a few if necessary. Happy Growing! All the best, Marissa

  • Posted: Sun. 7th February 2010 15:05

Lavandula angustifolia

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender much favoured by bees for nectar and pollen. The seeds will attract birds. Lavender has traditionally been used in pot-pourri, herb pillows and in small muslin bags to put between clean linen or to infuse bathwater. It is regarded as having relaxing properties, which may aid sleep and help soothe away tension headaches. It can be used like bay leaves to infuse lamb, or flavour jams and jellies.

  • Posted: Fri. 5th June 2009 19:35

Welcome to Shoot!

Message from Nicola

In forum: General

Hi Hugh - welcome to the site. I hope you are enjoying it so far. You can look at the recent Chelsea Garden we profiled called the 'Perfume Garden' for some inspiration.

Also here is another list of shrubs which are fragrant:


Hope that helps! All the best Nicola

  • Posted: Fri. 5th June 2009 09:47

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender) has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 19:58

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English lavender 'Hidcote') has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 19:57

Bare patio

Message from Jason Lock

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

The design advice I can offer for you bare patio is largely dependant on whether you intend to grow these plants in pots or if they are to be planted. The plant choices can also be a combination of scented/aromatic foliage as well as scented flowers - assuming it might a combiantion of the both |I list a selection of plants that would be fine in pots or planted out.

Aromatic Foliage:
Aloysia triphylla - best grown in the ground against a wall
Choisya Aztec Pearl
Cistus vars
Lavandula vars
Myrtus vars
Pervoskia Blue Spire/Little Spire
Helichrysum (smells of curry!)

Scented Flowers:
Lavandula vars
Philadelphus - smaller vars
Rose varieties
Sarcoccoca (good for winter/spring)
Trachelospermum jasminoides (for fence or wall must have sun)

Hope this helps

Jason Lock MSGD

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 11:06

Climber for a west facing wall

Comment from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hello Sophie,

Interesting that you're not having much luck with Clematis. It might be worth hoofing out some of the soil in the border and replacing it with good new stuff or at least enriching the soil and then trying Clematis armandii which is white-flowering scented, evergreen and pretty vigourous.
One of the semi-evergreen scented Honeysuckles like Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' or 'Halls Prolific' would be worth a look too. Amazing scent! Wisteria sinensis is also mildly scented and would love a west facing wall but obviously isn't evergreen.

For small scented shrubs you could try one or two of the following:
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Lavandula - loads of varieties to choose from but Hidcote is a reliable old cultivar.
Lonicera purpusii - one of my favourites and flowering now.
Philadelphus 'Lemoinei'
Viburnum carlesii - another favourite of mine and now much easier to find than it used to be.

All best,
David Sewell NCH, NDH

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 10:36