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Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:21

A shower this morning when I was out but warm sunshine now.  

Got 3 rudbeckias this morning.....huge plants and cheap and exactly what I wanted for revamped border.  Slightly rootbound but some aggressive fingering rectified this.  They are on the shadyish  side of an orange/yellow helenium that still has  enough flowers on it for me to see how they blend.   Look like they have always been there. A good blend of spring/summer colour with winter foliage I hope 

got a slight cold and sore throat from someone.....I'll find out who gave them to me  will stand for no excuses or atissue of lies . (good eh?) 


House wall

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 08:24

How about a couple of quality planters and trellis for a couple of evergreens ...formal as in taxus standishii or informal like clematis Armandii?.


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 07:41

Hello forkers

A walk to the beach in sunshine.  No wind so v pleasant.  Showers are forecast but hoping for dry day....think it will be here 

best wishes to those not feeling too well 




daphne odorata,

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 22:00


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 21:29, 


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:44

Hee hee hee. 

Transplanting Perennials

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:41

Flo, mid October is fine.  

as with most here I move plants at all times of get to know what you can get away with easily and those that are more tricky.  

I am in a similar situation with my rudbeckias.....they have been blooming since July with no sign of them fading.  It want to divide some but will wait just a while longer to enjoy those flowers.  


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:41

Plageurism methinks 


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:01

Water I think Patricia

when you moved your hydrangea did you tease the roots out?  You said it was pot bound.

I think you will find your hydrangea roots have not grown much in the soil and therefore been unable to take up enough water.

hydrangeas need water and quite a bit of it

I would be inclined to lift your plant and loosen the roots.  Then put plenty of manure or compost mixed in with the soil.  Water well.  Mulch thickly.  Bet your plamt grows better next year....if you water it occasionally 

Holes in my lawn

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 18:07

Rooks or crows pecking for leatherjackets?  

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