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Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:01

Shrub w/ yellow sweet pea like flowers

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:00

What about pineapple broom - does it flower later?

Have never grown it but I'm sure there's plenty of people know it well 

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:58

That's often the way Tim. Opposite way round up here - July is when they're at their peak  

Maybe a little look around for some complimentary planting then? That will give you some succession and take your eye away from the fading Crocosmia. Doesn't have to be in front of it either - you can have a nice display in a different area of the garden. 

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:38

I think I'd just remove the flowering stems for now Tim.

Perhaps you need to look at having something which can take over from it at this time of year and hide the fading foliage. Tricky though - you don't want the Lucifer to be hidden while it's in full flow either! It's  a striking plant.


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:34

The two girls were superb Verd. Thoroughly deserved their gold. That's one very tough sport....

We should be proud of all our athletes. Young KJT was incredible in the high jump and really getting among them in the heptathlon. Fantastic competition. 

I'm sometimes finding it difficult to locate when events are on though - chopping and changing channels all the time  

If channel changing was an Olympic sport, I'd be in with a shout  

Allium Spaerocephalon

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:28

Great little plants aren't they? 

Mine have been battered by the horrible weather we're having just now, but the bees don't seem to mind the sideways blooms - they're clinging on in the rain  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:10

...and now the dressage....come on the Brits -you can do it ...again!  

Pity it's Ian Stark commentating - Clare should be doing this....


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:07

Jeez - my blood pressure can't cope with this ...Andy ...gie's a brekk son!    

Recycling genius

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:54

I think it would be ideal for popping a few plants under. You'd need some sort of drip tray for watering - or saucers. The only issue is, if it's too good a seal when you have the lid in place, you'll get a build up of condensation, but a bit of wood or something to prop it up on will allow the excess to evaporate. 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:50

Check out the specialist hedging sites Ned - we're approaching bare root season. Much cheaper and you can get a good load of plants for your hard earned dosh  

I can recommend Hopes Grove - I've used them a few times. Lots of them though 

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