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Posted: Yesterday at 13:54

They're pretty robust GD - the Verb bons. Wouldn't last long here if they weren't  

I thought I'd give the orange agastches a go Verd -  I felt it wasn't expensive if they didn't work out too brilliantly either  

I don't really want blues in the garden at all, unless they're reddish/purple so I don't grow any of the usual agastaches. I had one round the corner - many moons ago. Can't remember which one though.

Lily bulbs

Posted: Yesterday at 08:09

If you want to use the pot they're in, lift them and put them in a plastic one, in some old compost and tuck them somewhere for winter. Don't leave them where they'll  just dry outand shrivel up.   

Don't forget to label them....

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: Yesterday at 08:07

like obelixx - I see potentilla -  the sicky yellow one - everywhere, and cotoneaster and berberis. Spireas as well, and the cornus, as Ceres says.


Posted: Yesterday at 08:04

I've just bought seeds for an orange agastache for the new 'hot' border GD.  I don't normally do perennials from seed but I decided to do it for this part of the garden. I may live to regret it   

I find Verb bonariensis easy from seed, and then take cuttings from it when I trim the plants back in spring.

Pruning of camellia

Posted: Yesterday at 08:01

Yes - a shapely shrub is what you're aiming for Jennifer. It makes all shrubs ugly if they just get a swoosh across the top with a hedgetrimmer!  Think of the shape it is now, and try and follow that 

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Posted: Yesterday at 07:57

Goodbye and take your s****y tat with you 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 07:56

Morning all/afties Pat  

Congrats Clari - I couldn't have don it either! I think you deserve a massive mug of tea...but I'm drinking it right now...  

Have a great weekend chicky - I'll be thinking of you while it's chucking it down here if the forecast's correct. It's beautiful just now, but currently  seven degrees outside ,  condensation on the windows, and rain for when I get home from work. Grrr....

Not sure I'll get a walk either  Joyce  - thunder, lightning, rain etc for any hills I want to do  

Hope you have a restful weekend Wonks. I have trouble with my back too, have done for forty years or so,  so I know how horrible it is. 

You'll be glad to get moved, obelixx - just so that you can catch your breath for half an hour!

Mine beckons, so I'll catch up later.  Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 19:42

Couldn't agree more.

Who do they think they are? 'Reduces their view'...my a**e....

Nothing focuses the mind more than the realisation that their bullying isn't having the desired effect, and will also cost them money.

Tulips in pots

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 18:44

Outside in a sheltered spot,out of the worst of the winter rains and weather, GWRS. Gritty compost - they like a nice free draining medium.

I do nothing else to mine except move them into position for enjoying them in April/May 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 18:42

Chillier here  now - about 12 degrees, so not much much warmer than it was this morning when I left for work just after eight, when it was just into double figures. Glorious day - got to about fifteen. Pity I had to work - perfect temp for me for being in the garden!

Temps consistently in single figures for a while now, but as long as it's not heaving with rain it's lovely. 

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