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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 08:43

Morning folks....sunny again  Getting  fed up with this monotonously dry, sunny warm weather

Thats bad news punkdoc.  Sorry to hear that.  Stressful time for you.  Hope you can find ways to relax a little 

Got a plant delivery today......I think I said recently no point buying plants at this time of the year   However, they are for next year's display but I hope there are some flowers on helenium

Did I say I had a load of edible goodies for my birthday?   Got enough cake, buns, chocs etc to last .....well until lunchtime anyway 

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 00:26

Yes, grasses and heleniums mix well....I have deschampsia, miscanthus, imperata and Calamagrostis with mine.

Yes, Supernoodle monarda will complement well and suit your soil.  (I just don't want you wasting your money on plants that are likely...to my mind....to .look less than ideal in your situation )

Very nice chicky.....check out gaillardias if you like those colours.  Just added a couple myself 

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 00:20

Thanks Sue.  Defo going for magenta but will go for plant in 2litre pot for impact next year 

Can I Cana in Scotland?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 00:18

Had this discussion recently with a nurseryman.....viz., banana versus canna.  Banana foliage easily tears and damages in wind,,rain, sun etc.  canna foliage is tough,is,more colourful and, as already said, will flower.  Canna for the foliage only?  Some  fantastic canna foliage now 

Can I Cana in Scotland?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:28

But.......what beauties they are.  Majestic imposing foliage and flowers.  I intend  to allow one group to occupy a bed 20' across for next year.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:10

Watching the football.  I see a 6  0 win for England with Hodgson saying " it was so easy for us" 

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:07

Thanks meerkat.  The magenta it is then 

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:39

I would expect,them to stop flowering if that small magical meerkat.  However,  was flower colour of your blue and magenta good?  

Heleniums

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:36

Hello Fairy54

Couple of things.  It's getting into autumn.....cooler and lower light levels where you are may decide your helenium to slow up.

However, do,you water your helenium?  Is the ground dry?  Heleniums need a good moisture retentive soil with extra watering in dryish spells.  Heleniums naturally look increasingly tatty during the  season with lower foliage especially.  

Deadheading is essential too ......but you are doing that 

Can I Cana in Scotland?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:23

I'm at the other end of the country but for me cannas need a lomg,,long season.  Growth re starts early here but I also have large clumps for pots etc and they then have sufficient energy to flower here in August.  

Perhaps,  Dukepaulus, you could develop a decent size clump indoors over winter and then hope,for good weather in the spring to continue that momentum to.produce a flowering plant.  An early start is essential 

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