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Posted: 07/02/2015 at 08:28

I guess it's our fault Lyn. "use it or lose it".  We go to supermarkets so much and the little 'keepers fold 


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 08:26

hello forkers

looking terrific out there....looks like it's summer. . But it's cold .  It will warm up tho . ( that's it for fun with smilies)

not sure how day will unfold but a walk with Spike soon

have goodweekend folks 

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 08:21

Loverly  indeed Clare 

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 23:39

No, Bizzybee one plant will be fine and more vigorous on its own.  

England rugby

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 23:34

It would have been a tragedy if england lost.  We were so much better 

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 22:28

Agreed.  and they will grow fast in early spring so pot on at least twice more before planting out. they will make large plants by mid summer but I feel they are best planted out ultimately from at least .2 litre but preferably 3 litre pots


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:26

First time I went into pound land I asked what prices were?  

it hit me today how many charity shops and cheap stores like poundstrencher there were locally.  And so many new items in the charity shops.!!  It does t smack of prosperity does it?  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:46

Thanks folks.  Much appreciated 

All year round interest with perennials

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:45

To add to those already mentioned, agastaches are wonderful for bees and butterflies.  Long flowering full of nectar and colour.  Heleniums for same reason.  Echinaceas and marguerites ....tender perennials......and Leucanthemums.

how about euphorbias like polychroma for spring?  Brunneras too? 




Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:37

Funny thing.  A couple of years back in a friend's garden, I hacked back viciously an overgrown Darwinii actually hoping it would die.  I wanted to plant a camelia there instead.  However, it thrived.

yes,,it will dig out Harrers. The roots do spread a little in my experience.  How about a vigorous dahlia in its place?  The Bishop with its dark foliage will provide a long season of interest ...??

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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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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