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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:46

Made a base for mine half way down several years ago now.  Picked up half a dozen or so over a "keen" period.  Suppose they are worth a bit now.     

I did paint mine....often they were painted anyway....but in a stone coloured masonry paint.  Worn well and look natural. 

Nice for aeoniums and grasses 

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My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:34

Just imagine how tall your cosmos would have been if it wasn't pinched kitty    However,,if it has "more of a trunk than a stem" it wasn't pinched back enough or early enough. Pinching would produce several fairly equal stems 

it has been a cosmos year though, hasn't it?  My white cosmos....pinched several also well over 5' but they is self supporting despite the stiff wind last weekend.  If they were not pinched they would have blown over.  

not quite pinching but cutting back in May has given me sturdy self supporting and fully flowering sedums now too.  .  

So pinching and cutting back are ...usually..worth it 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:23

Beautiful day local beach is relatively free of too many people so a quick dip today again.    Wather wefweshing

feel a little sorry for the south east tomorrow.....supposed to be very hot indeed and for a few days.  It should be a little cooler here ...just enough to make it pleasant 

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 15:50

You are most welcome Patsy.  

Drooping lavender!

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 15:49

This is exactly why feedback is so important on the forum Mark.  

I am confident nepeta will be fine as a direct replacement for bimsii's lavendar so if he chooses this he can let us know how it does.  Then we all learn 

Crocosmia and plant companions

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 14:06

Have posted quite a few aym.  

Will post a few of my salvias soon......

Drooping lavender!

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 14:02

Mark, lots of nepeta here growing well.....often think the link between it and cats  is exaggerated..  Anywhere soft and warm attract cats.

Catmint here has been flowering for months.  Cut some down a month ago and it is in full flower again.  Another great plus is that you can pull off a layered does this frequenty..., and plant it for another.  Divide any time too for quick duplication of plants 

Drooping lavender!

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:58

No, never water lavendar.  Suspected it was a little shady there.  All round sun for lavendar.  

Twickle Purple is nice but I like Grosso.

however, the position there is not ideal for any lavendar.  Move it I think or plant something else.....nepeta is similar and although it sprawls it is easily clipped back.  Flowers far longer too 

Crocosmia and plant companions

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:51

Not too hot for it there aym.  Keep it watered this summer and mulch later.


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:45

I did post yesterday Fairy saying yours is the best white buddleia I have seen.  for some reason it didn't publish.

do I get a nice pressie now for saying that? 

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