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    I've not looked at this thread before. Really should have done. The flowers and arrangements are stunning.
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    The Chrysanths are getting going nicely now. Except all these showers are messing them up, so at the moment I'm cutting them before the blooms are fully developed.

    They still make a nice vase though. Here's Clapham Delight Yellow and Misty Cream with some other summer flowers for a bit of contrast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faughan View Post
    I got these flowers growing on my front garden. I wish I knew what they are to buy more of them.

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    Lilies of some sort. Oriental lilies are very fragrant, Asiatic don't smell but yours don't seem quite right in my eyes for either of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeHappyFlutterBy View Post
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    Hi Faughan very pretty shade -from your photo they look like daylilies to me, loads of varieties to choose from- youll be spoilt for choice, as they flower early mid season and late you can have a nice selection all year : )
    Thanks! There are lots of daylilies at my local poundland, but when I bought tulips, snowdrops and daffodils previously, the bulbs never made it. I'll check at Home Base, although they don't have much varieties of flower bulbs here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    Lilies of some sort. Oriental lilies are very fragrant, Asiatic don't smell but yours don't seem quite right in my eyes for either of those.
    They don't smell at all. Looking at all the different Lilies, Day-lilies, etc. and still haven't found them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faughan View Post
    They don't smell at all. Looking at all the different Lilies, Day-lilies, etc. and still haven't found them.

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    Happy hunting LOL theres loads of varieties , many of which are also unamed and hybrids.Im sure youll find one (or more) to take your fancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faughan View Post
    Thanks! There are lots of daylilies at my local poundland, but when I bought tulips, snowdrops and daffodils previously, the bulbs never made it. I'll check at Home Base, although they don't have much varieties of flower bulbs here.
    Hi again just reading your other post where youve mentioned your land being over planted with Conifers, Im beginning to think that its your soil thats your problem Faughan, as Conifers are very acid (not all varieties) Do conifers make soil more acid? - Telegraph
    Maybe consider making some raised beds so you can amend and improve your growing soil https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=...k1.PAZbs3gVbj4 - although initially maybe can be considered costly but long term it will save potential losses of plants which can only in turn save you money
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeHappyFlutterBy View Post
    Hi again just reading your other post where youve mentioned your land being over planted with Conifers, Im beginning to think that its your soil thats your problem Faughan, as Conifers are very acid (not all varieties) Do conifers make soil more acid? - Telegraph
    Maybe consider making some raised beds so you can amend and improve your growing soil https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=...k1.PAZbs3gVbj4 - although initially maybe can be considered costly but long term it will save potential losses of plants which can only in turn save you money
    Yes, everything was very dry around the conifers and I had to dig, cut roots with an axe, add soil and plant grass seeds. It took a while until it started to recover. In the end I've to built two raised beds to plant some veggies. I could buy some reclaimed wood, it isn't expensive.
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