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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:53
Verdun wrote (see)

Strange here this morning  It's grey and drab....very warm though.  And sun will be out very soon. 

May grab a couple more gaillardias later from a small nursery.  Hmmm!  Gaillardias are "itching" me at the moment.  Very colourful but smack too much of annuals and annuals aren't really my cup of tea ...well, ok in containers.  if I can find a "classy" slightly more subtle variety for the garden but they look a little gaudy .....???

Hace nice weekend folks ........

I'm enjoying galliardias at the moment - I remember them growing in my Gardening Granny's garden when I was very small.  Mexican Blankets she called them. A little gaudiness is good in the autumn - just look at the hedgerows! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:41

Morning Verdun   Star Child is still looking lovely in her pot on the table on the terrace 

what can I sow now.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:38

Swiss chard 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:36

Good morning Fidget.  I think you're right.  OH has gone to work  - I've got a load in the washing machine and am just going to have my plum compote and yoghurt for brekkie.  Then the garden had better beware - I'm on a tidying mission this weekend!

Hope your day goes ok 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:31

 Verdun ((hugs))

New addition to the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:16

I would leave the big slugs in the compost heap - they help to break down the organic matter and big slugs tend to only eat decaying stuff rather than fresh young vegetation.  They also eat small slugs.  

When I find big slugs in the garden I often put them in our compost heaps. 

Big slugs are 

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:45

I am so jealous - I only ever see the occasional one 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:12

Feet are up now and I'm going to doze   I'll have to rely on OH to wake me up when Monty comes on ....................... but it's set to record anyway

 

Sweet dreams everyone 

Hedge problem

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 16:44

As others have said, cut it back even further than you dare!  Then clear out any rubbish from the base and in February give it a good sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone.  You'll have a lovely hedge by next summer.

When you trim the hedge, try to trim it to an A shape, wider at the base than the top.  You'll get a hedge which is green from top to bottom that way 

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