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Woody Lavender

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 21:45


you can lightly trim those tops and your plants will flower.  However, they will look ugly. I would replace with new stock....they aren't expensive.....that will flower this year.

after flowering trim them back. 


Posted: 10/03/2016 at 20:05

Nemorosa May Snow is a delightful long flowering hardy compact type.  Blue and purple varieties too.

tender varieties like cacalofolia and patens produce varying shades of blue flowers

there are better (In my opinion) hardy shrubby varieties than Hot Lips....from pale yellow to pink to blue.  Check out Dysons website.

I grow several different varieties of salvia.......all excellent 

Can I move my beloved Cornish Palm?

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 19:04


I have moved them when fairly young.  Difficult when older.  

I would cut it back hard too if you can get it out. this will make it produce multiple shoots that you can retain or rub out according to your wishes 

How to rejuvenate this

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 19:00

I divided my gallairdias and potted them up.  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:25

A beautiful sunny day, all day, here.  Second dry day means garden is workable.  Took some time to simply sit and enjoy the sunshine 

Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:04

But 32 degrees is warmer than 0 Edd 

Whoops! I've done it again ......

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 16:55

Hellebore sounds  excellent Dove. 

bought a double pink from Ashwoods 2 years ago.....superb last year but this one is late to show so far.  Its been an odd year here for hellebores...some were very early and some not so early 

Planted, seeded, potted on, tidied, pruned....caught the sun too.  Spike lazed outside sunbathing too so enjoyable day topped by a large Cornish pasty.  (Ssssh!  A scone with jam and lashings of Cornish clotted cream went down a treat earlier .) 


Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 16:40

I used a "rapid germinating" seed mixture.....ha ha.  Low temp germination, extra green grass, etc., etc.    In my experience they are mostly the same.  I have sown in winter and in summer and always germinates.  I really don't think the temperature is too crucial a degree or two either way.  I'm confident my grass will show and grow well in a couple of weeks.  

Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 12:27

Vegemight, I have just over seeded and top dressed my lawn....milder here I expect but grass seed should germinate well at 8 degrees.  

You can feed in a few weeks but not weed and feed 

Saving my muddy lawn

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 12:23

nothing quite like a lawn.....restful, relaxing green,  wonderful smell when cut, sets everything off, lovely to sit on and play on.  

A garden without grass is missing so much 

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