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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 23:50

The little irises are nice and repeat well for me - as do fritillaries and muscari.  But my favourites are the "glory of the snow" (chinodoxa)


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 23:48

In my case 50-50 refers to success rate !  If I get more than half rooting I count it as success


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:53

We normally mow ours about now, and then leave the clippings on the ground for a couple of days for things to crawl out - then rake it all up and compost it.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:44

I dug mine up last year, and every one rotted.  I missed one by mistake and left it in the border - it has come up again and is flowering well.  So this year I am leaving all mine in !!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:42

Evening all - got my planting done in between the showers, and potted on some cuttings taken back in June.  I had done 6 phlox ones in the same pot - 4 were nicely rooted, but 2 had no roots at all - even though the leaves were still green, and they are both producing new shoots.  Put them back in the pot they came from to give them another chance.  Nothing gets thrown out until its brown in my GH !  Am I being too hopeful?  Should I just be happy with my 66% success rate ?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:45

FG- can smell them from here!

Rabbit clobbered all mine this year, they never really recovered.  Next year i am reserving space for them in the new veg patch - will use the Beechgrove idea of growing them up net frames. 


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:39

Stacey - had to read your post twice - on first reading I thought you had a muffin tree !  That would have to go on my list.

Back to bed now with a cup of tea and a gardening mag  - I love weekends !!


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 23:31

Charlotte have been good for me too - but i grow them in bags


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 23:27

Amy - no clever ideas to contribute (apart from using old tree trunks as rustic benches) - but love your tripods !

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 19:54

Dove - pond will have to be quite natural looking to fit in with the surroundings.  Will probably give fish a miss ( lots of local herons).  will have to start taking notice of the ponds round these parts to see what grows well.  But mustn't get ahead of myself - need to see if OH gives it the go ahead first !!

Discussions started by chicky

Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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