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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.


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


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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