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It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 09:15

HAVE A FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY CHICKY 

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: Today at 09:13

didnt notice much of a storm last night.  looking good here, as you can see 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62374.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 08:54

Didn't notice much of a storm last night .......not too bad this morning.  Actually some blue sky and doesn't seem too windy. However, this is a sheltered walled garden so prob is different out there.   Forecast is "mainly sunny"

Miscanthus don't seem to mind rough weather  at all 

Enjoyed a free meal last night ........eat and flee ....and doesn't " free" taste better?

Take it easy out there if the storm is with you  folks 

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:58

Used to love Toby Twirl 

Cannas

Posted: Yesterday at 20:52

They need a really l early start and warmth over a long  period.  I start off with big clumps.....huge in the  garden......in large pots.  Mine flower from about July and still in flower.

I think you put them outside too early.  Keep them warm in GH a little longer.  

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: Yesterday at 16:10

noooooooooooo.  Don't move it now.  Can you mound up some soil around it...not too near the crown....to prevent water getting to it?  A cloche or a sheet of glass suspended over it and a dry mulch of leaves or straw would help.  In spring you can move it, even divide it.  

However, gigantea doesnt like being  moved.....I have had mixed results but the bigger the rootball you get the better

Planting trees and shrubs - what help do I need to give?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:04

hello  Kate

Always good  to add compost to,the planting hole.  And yes to the mycchorizal 

/rootgrow at the bottom of,the planting hole.  A handful or two of organic fertiliser too. All this for your shrubs.  hydrangea in the dampest spot 

Lavendar?  Mix plenty of grit into the planting area.....make sure lavendar  is in as much sun as possible.  Crocus?  Fine in ordinary garden soil.

Good luck Kate 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:36

Bright morning. Calm before the storm tough because tonight is forecast  to be "lively"

 

A little treat.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:03

All for me?  What all of it?  Looks deeeeeelishush 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 18:34

Nut, hardy here.  I will divide one soon and pot pieces up......these for the greenhouse.  From small basal pieces they will make large shrubs for the summer.  Cold greenhouse is fine

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