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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 10:12

Morning all. Horse foot trimmer has been, some watering done (still no rain), washing is on line, swimming pool sides brushed. Just got 2 beds left to make before arrival of family. Daughter No.2 rang last night to say she's coming this evening instead of tomorrow. Daughter No 1 coming for lunch tomorrow. 2 has little girl and boy and 1 has 3 small boys. Son 2 coming tomorrow, son 1 coming Friday with wife and adorable 1 year old daughter, he's working until then. Supermarket this afternoon.

Off to weed couch grass out of kitchen terrace bed.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:10

Leadfarmer, another hooray, I bought a Pilu this year and at last I found Dr. Ruppel that I so admired in one of your earlier pics.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:00

Chicky, that's so pretty. I've never heard of Isotoma, wonder if they sell it in France. There are deer here.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:30

Good to know about General Sikorski. I bought it last year in a GC in England, 4 small clematis plants for £12. I got 3 Montanas as well, two to cover OH's new shed. They've all grown really well.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 15:21

Hope you are better soon puncdoc. Wish we could have shared your rain. So dry here, but north west Dordogne has had huge storms, people without electricity.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 15:09

Dahlias and annuals are providing the most colour at the moment. Some of the plants others have mentioned are nearly over here.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28316.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28317.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 But the yellow heliopsis is bright too, and heleniums are out and coming out.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28319.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:52

Now I've just looked back and seen you've asked for a tall plant, bother, it's not very tall.

What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:51

It looks as though it could be pretty dry under that tree. If it's ground cover that's not too invasive and looks quite neat then what about epimedium? It flowers very early so it would be more for leaves than flowers, but it can cope with dryness.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/PlantFinder/low/C650-0410050tap.jpg

 I have 3 sorts including this yellow one (this is Google, not mine) to give you an idea.

Shockers

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:44

Another thing I hate is vinca minor, it's hard to pull up and it's smothering everything at one end of my big border. Will have to do a big digging job on it this winter. Don't know where it came from, I never planted it and there wasn't a bed there before, wasn't even a garden.

Someone gave me some plants that I put in another bed, including that big rudbeckia and he must have had that spreading yellow lamium because it's grown like wildfire. Quite pretty leaves and pulls up OK, but it just makes more work.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:55

I only have one Pasque flower which has lived outside for years. I don't think they like being moved and they don't care for a heavy wet soil. But they are hardy.

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