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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:22

Morning folks.  Still bright but rain last night.

MRsG, still a few wallflowers to dig up but loads to plant out.

Most of the plants I use are those I have propagated myself.....usually take cuttings, divisions, etc of new plants so I have plenty of stock available.  

That Geum Baked Beans sounds good Woody.   Never grown trilliums though.  Must check them out.  

Hope weather stays fine for all your plans everyone. 

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:15

Scott, check out Elke.  Little bit different. 

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:47

Depends if they are small bare root plants.  Often these take most of the summer to do anything.  Always best bought as potted plants in my opinion.

However,,if I divide my own plants they grow fast and flower well ....then they are vigorous.  

 

Dahlias

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:41

Planting out some of mine from large pots.  However it's not too late....grow them  in small pots and keep potting on before planting out

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:37

Ah!  In pots yes to watering but it's not a plant I have ever grown in a pot.  Always grown this in sunniest, driest spot without any watering.  It gets leggy v quickly and looks better grown hard.  

I would get them into the ground if you can

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:12

Cistus simply resent being moved.  They are short lived too.  I would take cuttings if possible.  For me, they are plants that should never be watered

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:07

Been nice today.  17 degrees I think but felt warmer.  However, raining now

Cut lawns in anticipation of rain.  Planted out agastaches Blue Boa, Sangria, Heatwave and Summer Glow.  Also euphorbia Tasman Tiger behind Heuchera Chocolate Ruffles.  Echinacea Marmalade, a couple of dahlias, salvia Patens, sedum Postie's Pride, Heleniums, and salvia Uliginosa.   Rain should settle them in beautifully.  

Good news re my niece.  Went for interview on Wednesday for junior accountancy  position and today offered the job.  £500 a month increase on her current position and the office overlooks the sea.  Very pleased for her.  

Considering an offer to participate as a volunteer giving debt advice.  Difficult finding time at mo as need to get my sunbathing in too 

Dove, so sorry to hear about your son's car.  Pity the law is so lenient.

Hope everyone has a good weekend 

 

blueberries

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 12:21

..and if they fruit this year it will prob be because they were with different varieties when they flowered last year at the growers!

Always add a different variety to assist fruiting 

blueberries

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:32

There will be some descriptions on those plants I think Maybee1

I grow 4 different varieties for pollination, length of fruiting season and variety of taste.

Why not look up the different varieties before you visit the GC and then select them.  

Acid soil is essential, a little shade, moisture and, in my opinion, 3 different varieties for good pollination.  If your soil is not acidic then grow,in ericaceous compost in pots. 

I love blueberries so enjoy yours 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:23

Sunny morning.  Looks good but rain tonight and  strong wimds for weekend.  hmmmm! 

Wamt to pull up the last of the stocks amd wallflowers today.......large individual plants still looking good but their replacements need plantIng. At least the weekend rain will settle them in.

Hope your knee quickly improves Dove 

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