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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 18:33

Best wishes to TT and GG.

quick look around the garden (not that it takes much more than that), weeds in flower, geraniums campanulas, almost cosmos, last bit of lupin( disappoint ting how quickly they finish-any tips?), lavertera starting, mock orange (must ask for pruning tips soon), lucifer trying, foxgloves still going (especially the white ones!), that's about it! 

how can I keep my salvia hot lips flowering? I love it, it started red, changed to red and white and now has a few pure white flowers (ok 2). I tried pruning a bit but got scared. Can I prune any more, is it worth it or has it finished?????



Posted: 11/07/2013 at 16:37

No difference at all as I understand it about age.

Another coincidence - bought dark red cannas too but don't want to rub it in they are small but doing well. Had previous ones for 2-3 years but killed them this winter. Off home now.


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:54

Oh Tina, that's so sons due for an op in  couple of months and can't anticipate the worry, filling up as I type... Best wishes.

I have tried your idea above - nearly always buy stuff in flower - still never works! But enjoyable!


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:14

Working today,but still desperately trying to think how to cheer my garden up now all the lovely flowers are fading. Every year I try to find plants for this time of year and never get it right, then I plant them in the wrong place...never satisfied! I'll do the same again at the plant show on sunday- buy what I like and try it in several places. Actually maybe this is the pleasure I get from gardening? the worst choices I've made have been to buy plants because I think they will 'look right' but I don't really love them! Can't wait to get home to formulate another plan. Off tomorrow but visiting sons new secondary school with himl so no gardening. Oops, I've been caught... back to work...


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 08:21

Thanks fairygirl, think ill try again, OH said I was impatient , which sounds about right.otherwise it will be time to man up and try new things...not only a gardeners forum but also an IT training project!


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 07:12

Photobucket WAY beyond me Bev...usually post from iPad but recent photos on laptop n it just wasn't working out!


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 06:49

Hi all, sorry not been around for a while...real life tends to get in the way of planting, pruning ... and posting. Life calmer and happier now, long may it last.

Got loads of pics to post too but techno bits are proving a bit beyond me but will get there by October.

Loads of questions too, pruning salvia hot lips, pruning phylladelphus, what to grow together...

Hi puncdoc and other sheffields n Yorkshire folk ... I'll be going to Wentworth Woodhouse plant show on Sunday

Sounds great. anyone else going?

ps- yup its a pain without spell check.

Have a good day all,

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:37

Thanks daisyhc and bl, love seeing your pics. No idea about enlarging pics sorry.


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 06:43

Morning dove n  bev . Humid here but is that just cos im on the bath? Looks like it'll brighten up for my pm off ( not that I'll be out in it)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:32

Jury's out then BL on L.firecracker. Night night all.

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