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Loving Lavatera

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:32

Lavatera is a very hardy shrub but as has been mentioned comparatively short lived. I think the profusion of flowers burns it out after afew years.

Hibiscus are less hardy and in more northerly areas needs some protection.

silly quotes

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:27

Ash before Oak we are in for a soak. Oak before Ash we are in for a splash. To do with which leaves emerge first in Spring

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:37

Matty 2 beware "Helmond Pillar". Although it is supposed to be a narrow column mine gets thicker by the year even with severe pruning

Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:07

Dove you are really lucky to have seen a hen harrier in England as they have virtually dissapeared. Marsh harriers are beautiful arent they. They are a great conservation story as they too had almost dissapeared 25 years ago.

Mottling on Japanese Azalea leaves

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:40

Hate to disagree with You Verdun but Im not sure how moving will help if we dont know whats wrong with it. I think that ww.s idea of sequestrene and an ericaceous mulch would be best. Adopt a wait and see policy.

Tree fern in winter

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 17:31

Being in a pot the roots are at risk from frost so I would wrap the pot in bubble wrap and then protect the crown with dry straw and then maybe by folding the leaves back over the crown and securing.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 14:44

Yes Fg pretty pathetic innit.

Well the cannas are dug up and in pots and the lillies are planted. thats the most Ive done in the garden for a few days. I have also moved a huge Ligularia [ forget which species ]. Clump was about 3 foot across so it was hard work. It is now in a shadier damper place which should suit it. I love their huge leaves which I think go rather well in a vaguely tropically themed border but they are a real martyr to the slugs.

Now Im inside coffee and then do a list of what needs to be done next. I am great at writing garden to do lists but rarely actually work through the list systematically.

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 11:48

Its great to see that it isnt just me. I thought I was just lazy but it appears most of us have the same problems. I have just tied plastic labels to the remaining short stubs of dahlias which should help next year.

I also use abbreviations which is usually hopeless as is labelling just 1 of 5 babies which start in 1 row in greenhouse but end up all over the place.

Seeds I've collected

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 11:37

The only thing i would say about dahlias is that they do not come true from seed. You will however get all sorts of different colours some of which will be lovely

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:25

Yo forkers. Wet and grey again today but must get out there. Lilly bulbs arrived yesterday, so I shall pot them up. Also going to get the cannas up.

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