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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 23:06

KEF is fine.


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:39

I find dividing them works well.

Plants that will grow together

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 11:33

Yes, as long as you live in a warmish part of the country, and the site is not too exposed.

The Trachelospermum may invade the Ceanothus, if you are not careful.

Cosmos xanthos

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:29

Wouldn't be without some annuals; Opium poppies [ particularly the v. dark purple ], California poppies, Nigella, corn flowers, Cosmos [ but not xanthos ], to name a few.

Red acer

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:03

Don't plant in deep shade, but not in full sun either.

Red acer

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 17:48

Slightly disagree with you H-C, they are really woodland plants, so prefer part shade, although agree with you on the shelter.

ID please

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 16:21

Funny isn't it, I wish my Verbena b. would self seed,

Penesetum Fireworks - are they dead?

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 09:29

Christopher Lloyd, was very fond of them, and kept them in a heated greenhouse over winter. He still reckoned he lost over 50% each year.

plug plants

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 12:13

Foxgloves are outdoor plants, they grow perfectly well when they self seed, they do not need cosseting.

I think that there is a tendency to plant some stuff out when they are too small, and would do better if grown on a bit first, but it can be overdone.

Without trying to be rude, if you have never lost a plant Verdun: you are either supernatural, or you have not grown enough plants.

Clay pot washing

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 12:08

I am with Hosta on this one. I have never washed a pot, or a tray, and have had no problems. About the only thing I clean are my secateurs.

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