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Need Detailed instruction on how to lift and divide Iris Sibirica

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 07:46

Good guide from Ladybird, Renata. I'd just add that the rhizome is the woody, knobbly bit the foliage grows from. Make sure there's a bit of that as well as root when you divide the plant.

You might need something sharp to cut the pieces too - and old knife is ideal. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 07:41

Aach - you're just a young thing really Hosta....

It's horrible when you have a nagging pain though. Can't get comfy no matter what you do.  

Last nights GW

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 07:39

Clematis too L'bird. The flowers change colour as they emerge and mature, so you could take several pictures of the same plant over a period of time, and it'll look like you have two or three varieties.... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 07:30

Morning all who are up and those to come. Afties Pat - I guess Hosta's right - a day for taking it easy. Hope you're feeling a bit better too  

Work Hosta - who invented that? Did you sleep better last night?

Saw that the boys won - didn't want to mention Friday's result.... Hard job to do today now. 

I'm going to sort my photos - it may take a while. Legs are feeling it a bit today. Must be getting old 

Moon was lovely again last night so I took a couple of pix

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:14

Evening all. Home from the hill. Long day, but I've had a shower, a cuppa and some leftover Bolognese, so it's all good. Wouldn't mind some of the crumble, Bob. No need to sieve mine....

Grand day - chilly start, about 7 degrees, so perfect for  walking. Lots of blue skies, grouse, deer, waterfalls, craggy corries and stunning views. What's not to like?  

Will sort pix later as I'm too weary.  

You've all been very busy and chatty. Let's  see - dumplings, wet socks, sore shoulders, chutney, rain, sun, childcare issues, back to uni, and the glorious Harvest Moon (played on the radio this morning too!)

Did I miss much? 

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Plants that will grow together

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 06:32

The alpinas are late winter to early spring flowering rosytoes - that one flowers in early spring here (Scotland) but might be earlier further south. It currently has a few flowers - on and off for a few weeks now. That may be down to our climate. They tend to have smaller coverage than the big summer flowering varieties, although that one is now covering a decent space.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 06:21

Morning all the nightbirds/afties Pat - I won't say anything. Hope you're feeling a bit more chipper today though 

Hosta - the best sleep I get is when I fall asleep on the settee. Old habits die hard. Daughters get very annoyed with me if I don't just go to bed, now that I have one! Hopefully it'll get better for you.

Been chilly overnight but a clearing sky coming in. I should see a bit of sunrise en route for my walk - it's a long one, so I'll catch up later with all your doings. 

Have a good day everyone   

Plants that will grow together

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 21:00

I have Constance which is an alpina - the seed heads are also beautiful. It has a few flowers at the moment as well as it's lovely display in spring

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 20:44

Yes - looking promising Joyce.

It was chilly here last night too - condensation on some windows this  morning, and only just into double figures when I went to work. Temps on hills are well down near zero until late morning. I'll take an extra layer..  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 19:57

Being chased with the hoover ...I hope that's not some sort of euphemism....

Think froggy is one of last year's Lesley - too big to be one of this year's lot.  If they've been here as spawn, this is now home. We used to bring spawn back from the local pond when the girls were little and it was nice to have  a few frogs as they matured. I suppose very few make it to adulthood though. This one was Glaswegian spawn from a burn at the side of the Campsie hills - so it should be quite tough... 

Got quite a lot done outside after work as the weather was pleasant. Divided, shifted and planted a few things and cut grass and tidied the edges outside of the boundary fence.

Weather looking quite settled for tomorrow's jaunt, so I'll get to bed early, get up early,  and make the most of the day. 

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