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Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:03

Old threads resurrected Sweetpea - always a sign...

Best ignored ladies. 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:46

Can you knit me a new simmit KEF? Chilly here but at least the big downpour went off. I started to do stuff outside and it came on. 

Brisket for dinner here. Forensic fairy is doing Yorkshires...

I'm on  a roll Panda...ask me another....

What's this??

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:43

Just get your spade in and hack a chunk out and replant Daniel. As long as it has a bit of root on it, it'll grow 

If you want more of them take a chunk and divide it further and put the small pieces in pots to grow on for a while. Then you can plant them in other places. I've got a large piece that all had to come out - I recently dug out about a dozen bits with a rootball the size of a grapefruit and they're all growing in a large plastic container of soil till I can find homes for them. I have loads of other tiny bits - some have been stuck in the top of a dwarf wall at the foot of a fence surrounding my car parking area, and some have been put in small pots . All are growing happily. It's a very easy plant to manage 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:25

Know the things you mean Panda but don't know what you call them. Used to have some 

Try googling long handled grass shears or summat 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 16:44

What conditions are they growing in - individual pots or seed trays? I'd stick the Hordeum and Dianthus  in bigger pots. I'd want a decent root ball on them first before putting in the ground unless you're just putting several into a big pot for a display. Cornflowers and Nigella should start romping away soon so if they're very spindly and sad looking in a tray I'd hang fire - pot them on separately or thin out anyway to give them a chance to grow on. Are they going into a border/bed eventually?

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 16:29

I do that with Phormiums nut. Much easier. Not sure about doing it with a Fatsia but if it gets well drenched after going back in the pot it would probably survive. 

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:36

Balance is the most important thing for me. In everything. I'll tolerate some things but not others. I like grass, hedges and boundaries in general, to be neat. I like geometry and symmetry, but I also like a sharply outlined bed with some softer planting in it. I like giving plants the room to grow to their full potential, but if it means lots of bare ground round them, I'll fill temporarily or mulch well. When you're busy you have to prioritise.

I spent many years producing horses and ponies for the show ring so that's where it comes from. The Devil's in the detail. 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:27

I break the dead heads off MrsG - they snap off very neatly  

I like neat but don't always manage it. Will go and see what you've written!

Quick lunch for me and back to work. Still dry but will no doubt rain when I get home. 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:46

Off to work I go - salt to be mined. I'll catch up with you all later 

Have a good day everyone whether you need a brolly or shades 

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:32

Well saved Verd...I'll leave the plague of frogs for another day....

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