Campanula

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  1. SimonZ

    SimonZ Gardener

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    It is fair to say that my gardening has been little short of disastrous in 2020. Almost everything has gone wrong, died, or failed to grow. Despite working from home for 6 months, I seemed to have little time to devote to it, and when I did I was so preoccupied with other thoughts and worries that watering and snipping dead branches was just about as strenuous or involved as I could manage. My only successes were "accidental", ie the perennials that came up or wild flowers that appeared without my having done anything. The stachys/lamb's ears were one example, as was the single geum that springs up every year, looking so delicate yet withstanding the heaviest Calder Valley downpours day after soaking day. This campanula was something I planted a couple of years ago, which flowered nicely in the summer, and surprised me the other day by having flowered again - a nice, unexpected resurgence, hopefully heralding a more productive autumn. Owing to the bad luck I've generally had with plants this year, I'm tempted to do as little as possible to it going forward, though I have been watering it on dry, warm days.

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      What feeding regime do you have?
       
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      I don't have any. I rely entirely on nature, apart from watering in dry spells.
       
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