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Latest posts by Verdun

salvia hot lips,

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:49
Unless its been there for a few years hotlips is easy to move Caroline
I often cut it back a little at this time to keep it compact and floriferous and for cuttings
Prepare a hole before you dig yours up and trim branches back....its not crucial by how much.....and water it well. I like to make a rim of soil around the plant to hold the water. After a say or two level out the rim

New Lawn, wrong order?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:42
Only that biggish stones, roots etc are picked out.
During August its a pleasant job taking your time levelling, firming and raking

J Parkers let down

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:28
Oky doky Jo........your fierceness does you credit. Huge respect, seriously.
And growing from seed is great.
I'm not always this case I'm faced smilie, if I had one, would be here now.
Profuse apologies from fhe heart of my,,bottom of my heart..


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:24
You will need at least 60 cm deep but really a lot more. On a clifftop strong deep roots are essemtial. The bigger your escalonia gets the more,likely it is to get blown over.
Time spent trying to get some deep planting holes will be worth while

New Lawn, wrong order?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:20
Dove has stolen my words. Ha ha
Use the next few weeks to allow the weeds to germinate....hoe as they occur or spray. Spend time getting the soil surface level. Turfing or seeding in September is ideal

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:17
Lovely pictures northern lass and HappyGrower

Pamapas Grass

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:14
I have removed some big clumps,of,pampas Bob says it wont regrow.
I hacked it back with saw, shears and secateurs to ankle height then started a trench around and digging to remove clumps from it. It does break up.
Weedkiller will work but being impatient and impulsive I like to remove asap so digging was the way for me.
For me pampas is over planted, as bamboos are, and fast get out of control so best not grown in anything other than a very large garden


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:51
...but the variety is an important factor.....some varieties are shy flowerers


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:50
Hello forkers
Lovely warm sunny morning. Everything sparkling after yesterday's rain. ....(still no smilies)

Anybody grow ornamental millet?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:48
Tetlet, I have grown both
Purple millet is an will mot survive lomger than one season, in my experience. So wont be a permanent feature in your stumperie.
Mahonia Caress is a much smaller....yes, softer foliaged mahonia. Not flowered for me yet...had it since autumn....but foliage is lovely.

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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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