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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

geraniums and anenomes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:33

I usually split and divide them in the autumn, but I'm going to take some cuttings this summer - I found this which looks encouraging 

cat doings

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:29

If they're your cats, provide them with a sheltered and dry litter tray outside.  If they're not yours use a water pistol or a Water Scarecrow.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:27

I've always followed Italophile's advice re tomatoes and have not regretted it 


Freaky Fennel

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:17
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

.... all alone 

Duh!  " .... all along

geraniums and anenomes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:54

I planted some Japanese anemones  in the first year of the Shady Bank - I knew they'd spread quickly but I needed some colour there quickly.  

This autumn they're going to be moved and reduced - I'll put some in pots to give away - think daughter may be given some 

I think I'd move peonies in the autumn - think there's a thread somewhere on moving them ......... 

As for the geraniums - if they're getting too rampant just chop them back - take some cuttings too to give to people afflicted by tidy gardens 

sweet williams

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:49

They're short-lived perennials - I'd plant them out now and look forward to some beautiful scented flowers next June - well-drained loam in sun or partial shade.  They will self-seed if you don't dead-head them but they're not invasive. 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:40

I've a few Chinese Lantern plants going spare (Physalis alkekengi - the decorative non-edible ones).  Sown this year to flower next.  Would anyone like a few? 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:14

That's the problem with tv programmes - they so rarely show you the tears and torment! 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:09

One of my newly planted honeysuckles succumbed to mildew earlier on this year and lost all its leaves  - my fault, I let it get too dry under the trees - but with more consistent watering it's growing healthy new shoots.  Don't worry, yours will survive - it's always a bit of a battle 

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