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24/07/2014 at 08:30

Good morning everyone, looks like its gonna be another scorcher!

Here is my Front garden star which is loving the heat!


24/07/2014 at 09:01

Is that Mexican fleabane? Did it spread like that or did you put in many plants? Just curious as I bought a sale one a few months back.

My front garden is a terrible mess of piled up slabs and stamped on alliums and achillea as I had some workmen in recently. I've been trying to fix it but everything is either baked into the clay or has a fainting fit once moved


24/07/2014 at 09:23

Dam those builders!!!  It is Erigeron and I think it was 5 I brought about 3 or 4 years ago and really doesn't need any looking after once established 

I just cut right back to nothing early in the year after the winter and then it bushes all out again throughoutspring and summer. It has self seeded really pretty in my neighbours front steps too 

PIE have brought further ones for out the back but they are not so good  My back is north facing so guess they are proper sun worshipers

Can you not put all your plants in buckets of water and in shady spot till you are ready to plant again?

24/07/2014 at 09:26

A white flowered echinops and a lavender covered in bees. And blue blue agapanthus.

24/07/2014 at 09:34

Sounds perfect garden maiden, when do we get a pic? I have lavender other side of my fence and that is massive this year and like yours bees loving it

24/07/2014 at 09:37

I did dig up alot of plants and leave them in trugs of water but the alliums had to stay of course and the achillea was too tangly.

I've put most of them back in the ground now in a temporary strip of the front garden while I tinker with the rest, probably it'll have to wait til the back end though or I'll lose all my insect flowers.

24/07/2014 at 09:46

I'll keep everything crossed For you that they all survive, I'm sure they will as sounds like youre doing  everything possible you can for them 

24/07/2014 at 09:57

That's nice of you Beaus Mum! It's a little spindle tree that's taking it the worse. I don't know if it's had too much water, not enough or exactly the right amount but it looks like it wants to throw up

24/07/2014 at 11:11

Oh no! I'm so sorry  Don't any of the experts on here know how to make it better? 

24/07/2014 at 11:33

I'll try this afternoon, its in shade at the moment. The front garden starts to get some sun from around 1.30.

24/07/2014 at 11:41
Beaus Mum wrote (see)

Oh no! I'm so sorry  Don't any of the experts on here know how to make it better? 

I was following a thread of someone else who had moved a small tree at the same time and the advice was to cut the branches back by half which I have done. Just waiting now for its leaves to drop or for new shoots

24/07/2014 at 11:58

Hope they were right  Never heard of a spindle tree before now, has it got any other common names I might recognise? 

24/07/2014 at 12:08

I think,having just looked it up it is euonymus europaeus maybe red cascade - but unhelpfully I just put it in my plant index as spindle...

24/07/2014 at 16:48

I searched on google images on red cascade spindles, it looks lovely when not sick  The berries are really different

24/07/2014 at 19:13

Victoria, could you describe how a plant looks when its about to throw up?

I think it may well survive, put it in some new compost and tuck it away. Dont feed it though.

24/07/2014 at 19:27

It's back in the ground now, where it was before I had the work done. The leaves have turned a yellow colour but haven't dropped. In places the leaves were stuck together but still green underneath.

I had it sat in water, in its rootball in the shade for about a week. I wonder if it had too much water 

25/07/2014 at 22:29

At last photos as promised.


26/07/2014 at 06:24
Beautiful pics everyone!
Vic, have you tried that micrrorhysal stuff? Ive found it makes the world of difference
A week in water shouldnt hurt but it may have lost a few roots, that micrro wotsit helps
My front garden if a place to keep hedge trimmings at the mo, some nice plants, but spoiled by the mess!
I do have two grape vines which have gone nuts!
26/07/2014 at 07:24

Wow garden maiden, well worth the wait for pics  Such lovely plants, such lucky people who get to walk by your front garden 

26/07/2014 at 07:25

Bekkie I bet it's not a mess, I don't believe plant lovers see mess just the beauty peeping through so please let's have a pic 

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