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Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:38
Bob - the vision of you with a toothpick and magnifying glass has brought a smile to my face !!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:29
I don't think Stacey was saying demons are to blame WW - just that people need to dig deep to conquer their inner fears.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:09
Thanks verdun - they are hemerocallis, thalictrum, eupatorium and japanese anemones ( including the elusive WS!!)

Bought a couple of agastache black adder earlier in the year and have put one in the ground and left one in a pot to bring inside for the winter. Will see how they do - have loads of cuttings which have also taken and will be kept inside.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:40
I was planning on planting out my new plants ( all 1 or 2 litre pots) in the beds this weekend - i thought autumn planting was a good idea?? They are all hardy.

I overwinter newly planted up bareroots, and babies grown from seed this spring in the GH - but i haven't got room for a load of big pots too.

Am i doing the right thing?


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:52
Stop, stop - all i've got today is a brunch bar that tastes like cardboard


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:42
Tea and toast ! Now that does sound civilised!


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:31
Talking of parcels .... My burncoose one arrived yesterday - and you were right Verdun, i was not disappointed. Lovely big healthy plants. Very excited by my new thalictrum hewitts double - was captivated by it both at Sussex Prairies and Wisley a week later. (And won't mention the WS for fear of being accused of gloating - lets see if i can keep them alive first).

On a train (again) - but earlier than usual so this is a seriously miserable hardened commuter one. Wonder what they would think if they knew i was talking gardening, rather than landing that next big deal!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 22:13

Hi Lizzie - must be nice to be home.  Did you enjoy Sussex Prairies ??

Moving Roses

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 21:24

I would wait til the leaves fall off and they are fully dormant - probably some time between November and March.   That is the period when the rose companies send out their bareroot plants.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:51

Mrs G - its not flowering now - it starts mid July and goes on for a few weeks - so a distant memory now !  Sorry, haven't got pictures - it is a sort of pink, but a bright magenta type (bit like the bright pink cosmos) rather than baby pink.  That suits me, coz I like pink (having two little girls got me indoctrinated!).

Panda - you are self aware, and trying to take steps to help make things easier - that is a really important thing, and you should be proud.  I know what you mean about weekends - but even having a walk outside at lunchtime can sometimes help break a day up.  I have found being a gardener makes me far more aware and appreciative of outside - you notice things that other people simply walk by, or don't hear. 

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