Verdun


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Do You Recognise This Plant

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:36

Those that do will exhaust themselves to death like euryops, bowles mauve, etc.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:33

sorry Joyce....more haste less speed.  Meant to write S. Leucanthemum as in salvia 

When to pot on cuttings

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:30

If you see roots...make sure the roots are from all the cuttings and not just one...you can pot on.  It wouldnt matter if they werent potted on but I do pot on. Don't be too eager;  waiting an extra week or so can make a difference 


wouldn't keep any cuttings for much longer outside apart from hard wood cuttings.   ONLY the hardwood cuttings outside though 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:42


To show height of this salvia, I am 6' 1" and this is towering over me 


Last edited: 22 September 2016 14:43:26

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:58

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:30

Wild swan showing no sign of flagging...here with aster and spigelia 


My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:25

Not yet in full flower but leucanthemum is catching the sun here.  Will flower right into winter now


Pruning raspberries

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:46

Emma,  hmm!  Bit of a tangle there then 


perhaps, since you know which ones are the later/autumn raspberries you could dig these up and replant elsewhere. And then make a note or label.  Cut them down to ground level ...you don't need to wait until Feb;  you can do this now.


the remaining plants should be the usual summer fruiting raspberries.  These need to be checked for old fruited stems that should be  cut out to the ground.  The new canes should be left to fruit....trained in if you can.  


If you cut the whole lot back you will simply be back to square one! 

What can I plant under Dicentra?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:13

hybrid hellebore for me too beagle.   However, wait until you see it in flower to select colour you want.  


Nut under your dicentra but 60 cm or so in front.  I would plant a couple there


a japanese painted fern too.  Brunnera Hadspen Cream has forget me not blue flowers in spring and early summer with attractive foliage.  From spring to late autumn hackonechloa will give you a beautiful, moving tsctile mound.


doubtful of the variegated ground elder    ..ok, not as bad as the green thug but it's invasive enough and certainly causes problems in some gardens I see down here. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 19:51

Hh

Last edited: 21 September 2016 19:54:29

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