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Sandy soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:07

Plus osteospermum, caryopteris, ceratostigma, santolina, artemisia powys castle, nepeta, helianthemums, pittosporum, winter heathers, eryngiums, STIPA tennuissima, Festuca, caresx comans bronze and buchanii, convolvulus cneorum, etc

Runny, dont just bury manure ..mix it with your soil from surface down......mind you, I expect you know that anyway 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:00

Hackonechloa likes damp shade yes but I find it grows well in the sun too.  However, I water it well or planted in humus rich soil. Grow it will love it.  


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:50

True Susan.  People sometimes forget wallflowers have a perfume.  

hosta and geraniums

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:46

Tanya, just means they get acclimatised to the outside world a little.  To the wind, the rain to the environment.  I now have most every thing outside now in pots ....when I plant them out they will be accustomed to the conditions.  Means no check on their growth .


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:18

Matty, may be wrong but your red wallflower is likely to produce variable offspring.  I would try cuttings 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:16

ordinary yellow captured as I got out of my car.

 hackonechloa and violas

Copper tape

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:24

Stained glass window is a hosta I considered Dove.  Supposed to be sun tolerant. I'm going to resist it for now.....

hosta and geraniums

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:20

Bizzybee,  I would plant them out at the end of the week.  Keep them in their pots outside during the day and inside overnight for couple of days. 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:16

Punkdoc, tropicanna Black?  shorder plant?  Black?

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:11

Who is Percy Wintersong? 

Sundance in partial shade is great for me but I agree they look ashen faced in the sun

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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