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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:50

Lovely chicky. Hope all goes well tomorrow  

I'm up sharp to take daughter to work so I'm putting my feet up to watch the golf now. Looking forward to it as I listened to it all afternoon on the radio and it was brilliant 

Have a good evening everyone 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:46

Sedum archie. Not sure which one - could be Brilliant or Autumn Joy. 

I'd have liked some lighter foliage behind the Actea to set off it's dark stuff but it depends which angle you view it from anyway. There's a buddleia at one side of it and some blackthorn at the other which has pale foliage. The flowers were the reason for having it though  

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:40

Two to three times their depth is the norm Yvie, so smaller bulbs will be nearer the surface.

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:23

Just remembered a perennial I mentioned on another thread - the white Sedum  (iceplant) 'Iceberg' ,and I think there's another white now too. Not as easy to get as the pink varieties but they make a very subtle display for this time of year 

Cutting back

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:53

If they were only plug plants this year it will take a little while for them to grow into a decent enough size to flower well. Next year they should be much better  

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:35

I'd do them in pots if I got them  - too risky in the ground here, although my new raised beds are well drained...

Old guttering

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:19

If you angled it a bit and used some of the spreading sedums to trail over the edges, you could get quite good coverage I think. 

and maybe paint the guttering to tone in with the fence/wall it's going on 

Old guttering

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:59

Absolutely Welshonion - has to be something that thrives on thin air and neglect. That's why my sempervivums grow so well....

Hedge not looking well

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:55

Oh we do Dove - they're like moles here...

The adult damage is still unlikely to seriously affect an established privet, which is what I meant in my previous post, so I wouldn't be too worried. The grubs - which do the real damage - aren't necessarily feeding on the privet anyway. I've got a lot of adult v. weevil holes on a big rhodie , but the grubs must be eating someone else's plants 

Have you noticed any damage to other plants in your garden Hannah? Vine weevil's more common in plants in containers. 

Old guttering

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:42

Hi Dennis - I think you'd struggle to get the depth for strawberries in guttering. You could try sempervivums, saxifrages and low growing sedums which don't need much growing medium  or attention, and will provide an all year round display. Mix grit in with the soil, make lots of drainage holes and site them in a sunny aspect and they should perform well   

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