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Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:04

Your soil must be the answer right enough Berghill - they're happy in it even though it's well drained.  We had some in a sunny spot in a previous garden but they never got dried out. Plenty of rain and clay at their feet. 

I'll send you some of the sticky clay I've just dug up nut 




Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:36

Ferdiddling down outside again. Removed all the tom plants and dug the compost in to the area for the grass. Rescued a very wet bee from an empty pot and did some deadheading adn more digging. 

This one's for doc - think it was enjoying the little bit of sun earlier


Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:19

Do you think they like your stonier conditions Berghill? They don't seem to take over up here but perhaps the heavier soil keeps them from being too badly behaved! A bit like Montbretia.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:12

Lyn - I don't know what to say either but, as Lesley said, take all the help offered. We're all here whenever you need to offload your worries or sadness. Many of us here have been through these situations so I hope it's of some help knowing that other people care. Kindness of strangers. Look after yourself too  xxx

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 14:58

Schizostylus was it's posh name until recently but they've now changed it to something else which I can't recall 

Put in as plants usually - mainly red/pinky/salmony shades but there's a white as well. I'm not aware of them being invasive but they're great for wet shady areas so good near ponds etc.

They are also very rabbit proof 


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:06

Glad you're getting out doc. There's still been a few Red Admirals around here recently when it's been sunny  

Clearing up here now so I think I may do a little more digging for the bit where the new lawn/grass will go. Hedging my bets there in case it's a bit rubbish. It depends how much my aching limbs can cope with I think. 

Will clear the rest of the toms and bring them indoors, only a few left anyway. Plenty of jobs still to do - one of the fence 'window boxes'  to line and plant up, and other plants to move or put in the raised beds. 

Vote for Bob

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:02

Forgot to say I've also signed it Digger 


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:01

I have some outside too. We've had cold weather and a couple of frosts but they're tucked in among other pots and the garden's quite protected where they are, so they seem quite happy. I don't really like them but they were bought for a reason a few years ago and I haven't the heart to chuck them out 

I'd like some of those dark Lord Bute ones though.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:57

I have one too Dove - send him up here when he's finished 

Make sure he brings waterproofs though....

Flowering currant hedge

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:49

I created a border in a previous garden and actually hit the outer casing of the electric cables when digging it.  It didn't affect anything growing in the new border or anywhere nearby. I think Dove is nearer the mark Norman - there's more likely to be a soil issue. Is there any sign of waterlogging - leaking pipe perhaps, or something like that? Maybe you could have a little dig down and see if there's anything obvious.

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