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Posted: Today at 07:37

Pasties Runny 

hello forkers......misty this morning.  Hot overnight.  that (delightful) breeze yesterday has gone so I think it will feel even hotter today.   

got meeting with my bank today.  Cheek of it. they lent me money and now want me to pay it back.  I will tell them I just want more money without paying anything off.  I will get it too and then ask for more money later in the year.  naughty bank expecting me to repay.   It is the bank's fault of course !!! The other customers should get together to pay my loans !!


Posted: Today at 00:23

Runny, no we cornish are not english.,, and we will be demanding our independence soon too 

Seeking suggestions on back of border periennal

Posted: Today at 00:17

rudbeckias will struggle in dry sandy soils 

How do get a great front lawn?!

Posted: Yesterday at 21:39

Sunflower, there is nothing mysterious about grass seed.  And the ads for super green grass are a tad, well, over the top.  

The grass seed is determined by what you want.  Then choose the seed that matches your criteria.  Its the last stage of your preparation so plenty of time to choose.

Seeking suggestions on back of border periennal

Posted: Yesterday at 18:11

Heleniums a big no...they need moisture

euryops, eryngiums, anthemis like Mrs Buxton, all agastaches, salvia guaranitica (tall, hardy blue flowers into autumn), potentillas both shrubby and herbaceous, achilleas, caryopteris, grasses in the Stipa group, echinaceas like White Swan and Magnus Purpurea ( the older hardier forms), persicaria red baron, phormiums (red like Sundowner) and yellow like tricolour or Yellow Wave, ceratostigma wilmottianum, veronicas ....mine are well over 80 cm....salvias in the microphylla group (colours from white to cream, to yellow to red), leucanthemums esp in second year get much taller, gaura corries gold, malva alba, ......many more too

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: Yesterday at 17:40

The best therapy is to yield and buy and post to me

Salty Air

Posted: Yesterday at 17:38

Some attractive oleariias flowers, white flowers.

Rockin Blueberry

Posted: Yesterday at 17:36

Did you use ericaceous multi purpose compost or john innes ericaceous?  The former is too lightweight and dries out too quickly.  If it "flopped" about in the pot I suspect you used mpc...?

Staghorn Sumac

Posted: Yesterday at 17:33

Need patience and persistence though Steve.  Stag horn does spread and sucker.  Not a plant for any garden. 

In the lawn try a lawn weedkiller.  this with regular mowing...ideally snipping it off as soon as pieces seen...should help.  Outside the lawn I would use SBK brushwood killer or strong glyphosate.

digging it up has simply agitated those suckering tendencies.

Salty Air

Posted: Yesterday at 17:21

Eryngiums, thrift, hebes, senecios, santolinas, artemisias, griselinia,,escallonias, olearias, erigeron, osteospermums, phormiums, berberis esp darwinii, grasses like fescues. Winter heathers, ........lots more too

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