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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:23

I only put them in last winter hogweed! They've been brilliant this summer and brought me much joy.  Half hour of work towards the end of the summer isn't going to put me off.  

In general I agree with the philosophy though.  As a busy working mum I have to choose what I spend my time on.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:20

I know, Verd, and appreciate the advice.  I'm only teasing 

Actually, I am a bit concerned about buying a helenium collection and finding I don't don't do very well with them.

Panda, you must return to Wisley at once and get said photos!



Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:49

Gorgeous Chicky!


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:22

Thanks Dave.  Will have to wait til weekend, but will do as you say.  


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:13

Oh alright then, party pooper, I'll give up on my achillea dream.....

lam I allowed a Monarda or two? 

Shasta daisies

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 07:41

Bumping for peanuts....


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 21:59

Hi Verd. No, no astilbes for my garden unfortunately. I've got achillea elsewhere and am taken with them so hoping for more but is their first season so will need to see how they get thro winter.

plan is to stick to just a few types of plants.  It'll be the second bed I've done, and although I like the first it could have be less bitty.

making a list to look up, ta....

Shasta daisies

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:12

Hi Nut, Verd,

Just as fyi.  The plants survived.  heres a pic I took a few weeks ago.  Dont  look like much but hoping they're now in good shape to give me a show next year. Thanks for your help




Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:57

Ooh blimey, I'm feeling the pressure I hope it looks ok!

thanks for your help.  Soil is clay but I've been improving it so hoping it'll be good for heleniums.  It's sunny from first thing thro to 1pm ish.

 Now I won't be planting until the spring, I've got time to give it some thought. So I'll be printing this thread and get planning!

Tips for grasses would be good, given my heavy soil.  They mentioned moorhexe in GW and I looked it up and seems suitable so I'm looking at molinia. Also got a deschampsia recently so seeing how it does.

here's the site I prepared earlier in the year

 The little green bit on the left is crocosmia. Found it amongst the weeds so left it!  Its the run of the mill orange stuff.  However I've seen some with bronze leaves and yellow flowers that'd work well.

thanks for the tips re foliage.  Achillea can be untidy too so will indeed need to give some thought.


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:45

After a disease free first season for my new roses bed I've all of a sudden found yellowing leaves and black spot.  It it just time of year as seasons almost over or do you think it's the wet august?  They are in a sheltered sunny spot, half wall behind, so I could believe they've been warm despite the cooler than av weather and with the wet fungus has thrived.

it's hard to get to the bad leaves as plants are so leafy.  Wondering whether just to do what I can and then spray, or strip all leaves even good ones around the infected areas as they'll be losing their leaves soon anyway, or just leave it as season almost over (but then worry about spores in soil).

any advice appreciated. Sorry for hijacking thread lydiaann but thinking we need similar advice!

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