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belle etoile

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 18:15

If you want to keep them elegant and beautiful you don't want to cut the branches short, but in a few years' time when they're established plants, you can take one third of the stems out at the base each year after flowering, so that in three years all the stems have been replaced.  That will rejuvenate the whole plant and keep it flowering each year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 18:09

Oh Verdun - that's awful - early intervention is soooooooooooo important for positive outcomes from strokes - it's been proved time and time again.  Thank goodness he has you to jump up and down and shout on his behalf!!! ((hugs))

We've had on and off heavy-ish showers all afternoon and now we have really blustery gusts of wind. 

The houseplants (succulents and cacti) are all outside in a sheltered spot where they will be washed free from household dust etc over the next couple of days.

Wildflowers

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 17:43

Agree with Edd.

Grown as a vegetable by cooks from the Indian sub-continent.

Silver brachyglottis

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 15:12

Has it been pruned?  If so when and how?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 14:50

Verdun that's gorgeous - all those textures and different shades of green

You did say you were from Australia didn't you?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 14:37

Rained off in the garden - have had to come indoors - good job there's tennis to watch

Area of border where plant fail

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 14:35

We need more information - if the rest of the garden is fine then it's unlikely to be the imported soil. 

Whereabouts is this patch, what is around it, behind it, beneath it etc?  What plants have failed and in what circumstances?

I think a photo might give us some ideas.  To posta  photo click on the green tree icon

Heavy rain

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 14:24

No damage here thank goodness - well none that I've seen anyway.  I'm just so glad that we've got some rain - the waterbutts were dry and the lawn was the colour of cardboard!

what wrong with my hydrangea?

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 14:08

At a guess it may be a bit elderly and congested too - get it growing well and take some cuttings - they root so easily - then in a couple of years you'll have a replacement and some for your friends too

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Renamed 
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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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