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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:09

Hey!  Anyone seen clueless?  james?  Miss his posts 

Plant addiction

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:07

Hmmm!  Planting in 3, 5 or 7?   I do plant often in 3's but usually I plant singly.  Reason is ......if grown on before planting out .....they make a good impact anyway as sIngle specimens and, secondly, I want to grow lots and lots of different varieties. Grow in a group of 7.....I do for  heathers......and you have nothing when flowering is over over a large area.   In 2 years or 3 I will have large individual specimens that have easily caught up with the 7 planted by others.

I see our Monty planting in his groups but he has a huge garden but I often think he overplants, ESP in his containers.  I often think by mid summer his plants will  be choked by his overplanting...!  

Plant combinations work better without the large groupings, in my opinion.  My single "specimen" plants provide many more interesting and varied plants to look at.  E.g. Heleniums will make large plants  very quickly as do salvias, cannas, asters ( although I do like a group of frik monch)and the like.  Grasses too grow large and do not need to be planted  in groups except for the little 'uns like Tennuissima, hordeum jubatam, fescues efc.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:41

Hello forkers

Been lovely and very warm today.  Got some veg sown and lettuce planted.  

Decided my jasmine was not worth keeping so got it out and my clematis grandiflora planted instead.  Ripped out a rosemary and put in camelia I had  growing in a pot.  Looks good.  Planted out lupins from 3 litre pots and eager to plant out agastaches amd heleniums but will hang fire a little longer.

Visited my mum in hospital this evening.  Making good progress .

Ordered a couple of buddleias.....white Profusion and a red variety ( forgotten. It's name for mo)......to encourage even more butterflies this summer 

Good feeling of summer today.

Buddleia Royal Red is the red variety

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:11

Mike, that is disappointing news. I hope you can get treatment to help you. 

You have become a brilliant addition to the forum..always read your posts.  Good luck 

Disappearing bulbs

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:08

I think mice might be a reason for disappearing bulbs, ESP the smaller ones

How and when to move a large Bamboo

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:06

Come on folks.....express caution re bamboos in the garden.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:04

Lovely sunny morning.  Touch of frost too

Will get lettuce planted, onion sets in and peas planted out.

Very late this year with sowing.  Will sow runner beans too.

Time to cut back some hellebores...don't want seeding

Have nice day folks 

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:29

Buddleias, of course.

Agastaches...the humming bird plant....attracted bees aNd butterflies last year.  Heleniums too seemed to attract butterflies late in the season.

Volunteer Work

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:00

Lots of respect Mikey.  Sounds perfect 

Eucalyptus gunnii

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:56

Happycottontail

Yes, cut it ASAP.

I would prune it to second bottom branch and prune those back too.  A scattering of fish blood n bone lightly raked in will assist rapid growth and a great display of juvenile folkage.

If left it will become a vigorous out of control tree in a year or three

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