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When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: Yesterday at 22:58

Thanks for the advice. I took cuttings a couple of weeks ago.

I'll do some more to be be safe. I'll wait a while then move it. I may keep it frost free in the g/house overwinter. I'll see how well the cuttings take

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: Yesterday at 17:25

I'm really pleased with my Saliva Amistad, but it's in the wrong place.

It's nearly 7ft tall now so need to move it further back in the border.

I'm sure they said something about this one on GW last week, but I can't remember what 

It's a big plant in all respects - maybe too big to move??



Bark for under trampoline and borders

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:59

Have a look at the site under landscaping - options for play bark and landscaping bark.

I bought 10 75L decorative bark 2 yrs ago and it still looks fine. But beware the blackbirds! they chuck it about looking for bugs

Tree I.D

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 18:31

could it be a wild apple..?

I've seen some strange ones over the years

If it is, each seed will produce a different type of apple tree.


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 16:34

Thanks Rose Ann

Mine came from a basket of plants mum bought me many years ago. I popped the cyclamen into a little raised bed expecting never to see them again, but every year for around 10 yrs now they come back.

Hope you also have success!



Posted: 12/09/2014 at 20:44

I've got some in a raised bed close to the house.

Been there for many years and came from a planted xmas house-display. They've even self-sown a few

Pink and red are in flower already.

Well Rotted Manure and Dogs

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 19:12

I put 40 bags of well rotted farmyard manure on the borders last yr. and have recently spread a bit more about. I have a collie x retriever that eats just about anything - the only bits she pulled out and chewed were a few half-rotted bits of twigs.

The manure didn't smell very manurey (if you know what I mean!)

Plants to keep or not?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 17:25

If the 3rd plant has dark leaf stems and a tap root I have lots of it - but no idea what it is

Flowers are like honesty, but the round seed heads do not appear.

Spreads all over the place - very much a weed in my garden

Back for some more small flower ID's, please.

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 13:32

The first looks a bit Aster-like, could be a callistephus (chinese aster), the second, as JackieW says looks like a delphinium 



Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:23

Not sure about the books, but nice cakes

I noticed walking my dog the willows are turning as are the blackthorn bushes.

Hawthorn are laden with haws and blackberry bushes so laden with fruit even the birds have had enough (I've got 12lbs in the freezer)

And it's getting dark way to early

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