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Posted: Yesterday at 23:37

Susie,,your polytunnel was a great idea then......judging by your crops 

luckily I grow good carrots and beetroot in the normal way.....eating them every day 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:27

Planted another anemone wild swan to large and tall group of imperata red baron, cut lawns, and contemplated moving canna tropicanna black.  

tropicanna black has surprised me.....a new canna for me, has grown enormous leaves and even has a flower spike since April and has outgrown its spot a little. I expected it just to be a small feature plant in its first year so clearly it will need more room next year.  I'm so tempted to dig it up and plant next to a white hydrangea.....tempted?  No.  It's exactly what I will do


Posted: Yesterday at 21:51

Hosta, drive you mad don't they?  I've sung  silly songs that go on and on and on, acted dumb, repeated their questions, been angry,.pretended to be interested and then suddenly say no, etc.



flowering privet

Posted: Yesterday at 17:13

The yellow variety is lovely.......I keep it as a shaped mound.  It doesnt flower 

Re Positioning

Posted: Yesterday at 15:51



Posted: Yesterday at 15:48

In that case Jo try linium flavum....delightful yellow variety.  

Re Positioning

Posted: Yesterday at 15:46

Well, they wont last outside over winter gsdfandf

yes, you can move geraniums.....your pelargoniums....easily.  the roots wont be too big and a trowel will do the job.  Lift and replant.  Water in. Job done.  You can move pelargoniums several times without issues 


Posted: Yesterday at 14:07

Liri pinched my words....... exactly that Runny.  A watering with vine weevil killer is sensible but leaves do generally look tatty right now esp if growing in sun.  my regime now is to remove faded flower stems and clear away all dead,,dying and crispy tatty leaves.  I loosen soil and water well....prob a day or so after vine weevil application....and then mulch with a little dried manure.  Come end of August heucheras are looking good again.

just come really is hot out there.  A bottle of Crabbies ginger beer going down a treat whilst I nosey into the goings on here.   Oh I say! you can't do that 

Got a over past few weeks after lifting an old hellebore......of kniphofias  echinaceas, etc., that I will post on the forum in a day or so.  In this heat I have transplanted a couple of things, in flower too.  Newbies, don't copy's not best practise.



Yellow leafs

Posted: Yesterday at 13:53

Are they the bottom leaves Paul?   If so, just cut them off ....lower leaves narurally get tattier. A picture will clarify. 

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: Yesterday at 09:20

Bit warmer than that today pansy....expecting 20 plus 

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