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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:36

Lovely to hear from Bill and Andy .  Memorial garden is so lovely.

sitting out with a glass of SB - exhausted, but got to the end of my list .  Had A Heavy shower this morning for about 30 minutes, but it did nothing for the state of our soil, which is bone dry in parts.  Got the sprinkler going now.

very peaceful here tonight - 2 parties on either side of us competing with each other on the decibel level made last night a bit raucous - but doesn't happen very often, and folks sounded like they were having a good time

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:12

I'd do it about now, but think you can leave it til end of august.

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:57

....thought i'd just lost six years of memory 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:47

They were hardy for me this winter, but I know they can sometimes be a bit iffy.  They are dead easy to strike from cuttings (they are one of the few plants i have success with) and these can be overwintered in a cool GH.  Or maybe keep them in pots plunged in the border so you can bring them in?  They are beautiful plants, so worth the effort I think

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:59

Lizzie - Staceys pics are a couple of pages back on this thread.....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:25

They sometimes take a couple of years to get going - look forward to the 2016 pics

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:19

MrsG - the clematis were Pilu, John Huxtable and multiblue - they seem to establish better for me here if I start with tiny plugs.  Very pleased with these - look very healthy - will grow them on til next spring, then let them loose

Feeling proud

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:26

Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:38

Yes, a baby one - how exciting - they keep their red heads for the whole summer.  We get them here, and it is still a thrill every time we spot them.  Love their "loopy" flight pattern too

Dwarf Delphiniums

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:29

Wills - i grow delphiniums from seed - start off in a windowsill propagator in Feb, pot on to pots in unheated GH in April, and then keep them growing in pots for the whole of their first year (mostly so i can keep an eye on them), and plant out in following spring.  Here is one of my babies in its third year ....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52301.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 So worth persevering

Discussions started by chicky

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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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

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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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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