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Oh thanks Victoria Sponge...I like that. Let me know when and how. Let you know now..I'm  not around all of November.

Victoria Sponge

I'll do it next month, Fluffy Cloud, terracotta has all but gone over anyway although WF is still flowering. 

They're all tangled up with some sedums at the moment that's all and I don't want to wreck them for the bees & co.

I've put it on the calendar and I'll PM you for your address when they're ready to go.

Victoria,,if you had deadheaded terracotta early I think more flower buds would be appearing 

hollie hock

I'd go for deadheading them. I try this with most things I grow, think I like to get maximum flowers from the plant each year

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Victoria Sponge..a thought...how secure is this site. How do I give you my contacts in private???

nutcutlet

Private message Fluffy, hover your cursor over Victoria's avatar and click on message. That's just between you and Victoria

Victoria Sponge
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Victoria,,if you had deadheaded terracotta early I think more flower buds would be appearing 

Yes you are probably correct; I read through the thread with interest. I will do next year I think but I've given up on that part of the garden until I can start moving things around later on. Now I've had the last of the workmen trampling about I'm anxious to start shifting things 

And yes, Fluffy Cloud, what Nut said, I'll send you a PM, you'll get an email and you will see it in your messages under settings when you reply no-one else will see your address but me and I'll send you mine as a good faith measure

Victoria Sponge, OK Victoria, I understand. Look forward to receiving your PM.

Supernoodle

I've fallen for achillea since getting Terracotta.  The colour emerges strong and then they all fade at different rates creating a gorgeous mix.  Yes, a bit leggy now, but was certainly worth it.  Do I cut it back to the ground in the autumn or the spring?  It's my first time growing herbaceous perennials.

Dovefromabove

I've got Terracotta too - it's fading now but you'll see it on Sunday morning, it's in front of the trellis by the front door 

Supernoodle

Cut flowerheads now to shoots. Cut either autumn or spring. However, I would also cut back in May 

Supernoodle

But I like the flowerheads now  Can I wait? Can I?

keeping telling myself I'll make a gardening notebook of what to do each month.  Under May need to put crop achillea.  Must do. Must do.

Oh, alrighty then Supernoodle.   

Bet you were the child constantly asking "are we there  yet"?   Ha ha

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Dovefromabove

That's what I'll be saying on Sunday 

Supernoodle

Behave in the car please, or there'll be no jelly babies.

Well, if you want more flowers....why else do you grow these things?.....you deadhead. 

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