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Posted: Yesterday at 22:13

Panda, I would hold off plantIng tiki torch until spring now.  Not the hardiest to plant now.  I have divided mine ...mid summer .....and I will delay plantIng.  A fantastic plant if you also delay the flowering  


Posted: Yesterday at 21:29

Been very warm ESP this afternoon.  

Painted boundary wall this morning looks sensational, amazing and wonderful    

Lent my trusty  stainless spade out on Sunday.  Could have used it today.  Hope it's looked after 

WatchiNg footie  ...what's the betting English clubs lose?  

PlanniNg to add more heleniums and grasses ....wonder which varieties (grasses) Woody will choose tomorrow. ....To extend a border . Panicum Shenandoah already growing elsewhere  will be added ....a lovely delicate underrated  grass 


Scented white phlox .

Posted: Yesterday at 14:08

In a friend's garden a white sweetly scented phlox called White Admiral is lovely in mid summer ( will have to check that but pretty sure it's right)   I planted it believing it to be the best scented variety at the time 

grass patches

Posted: Yesterday at 13:59

Sounds like it might just be the moss in the lawn  marypig, if it's blackened. If so it will soon recover .

Too much fertiliser can kill a lawn or patches of,it,where over applied. Hopefully your lawn will recover over spring really.....if not re seed bare patches. I used to admire a neighbour's front lawn but one day it looked terrible.  Over dosing with fertiliser and/or  not watering it in can be devasting.


It's my birthday

Posted: Yesterday at 13:48


start again........


Lawn damage

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:29

The roots will have been eaten  and by spring the past when I suffered severe infestations.......I have had to reseed.  Always used lawn grub killer and my lawn has been undamaged .  Now banned so nematodes are the only solution.  However, it's getting a little late now.  

Trestment means no grass loss and a good looking lawn over winter and spring.

Can I have that eclair Philippa?  Cos you are my favourite 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:20

Lulu, I have a couple dozen like that.  Even though it's mild here They will,stay in those pots in a GH until spring.  Then I will pot on at least twice before planting out in spring to flower from mid summer onwards.   Roll on next summer 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:16

That will look sensational  woody

I share Fairy's recommendation for Libertia too......grow a couple of slightly different gold/red varieties .   Was once slightly worried they might run but, so far after a couple of years, they are well behaved.  Best in winter I think when they shine.    Growing over a blue corydalis in spring it looks pretty good 


Muscari dilemma

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:15

Don't worry happycottontail, your muscari will be just fine, whatever ??ou do.  They will spread and spread amd spread and........

Not something I would add to my garden now.


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:52

Exciting Woody 

Carex testacea is lovely, front of, or mid, border  uniquely olive coloured evergreen "grass" that looks comfortable with yellows and browns !  

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