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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 12:10

Ate some blueberries ....(sshhhh!  Pinched someone's raspberries as I sorted her garden.....well,,I was hungreeeeeee)

potted on newly arrived plant.  I could plant up a pretty big border with good quality plants with all the plants I have waiting to go out. loads of echinaceas, dwarf kniphofias, agastaches, salvias, cannas, dahlias, verbenas, etc.

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 12:04

Yes I tend to agree.  Just enjoy them Gardenmaiden whatever they're called.  

doves taking over

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 12:02

Have starlings declined in numbers recently?, not too long ago they were a menace now I dont see them.

(nearby, relatively, is Paradise Park...bird breeding etc.....and occasionally an eagle would fly across and perch up high.  A deterrent?)

I've  come to enjoy the blackbird song here....no decline there.

a pair of doves call here a couple of times a year for few days at a time then move on

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 11:56

You should be very proud there Wonky.  Excellent 

wot a colour Susan..........now that's what I call a rose 

been morn....very hot.  Helping a friend in her garden but she had no lager.    I feel quite bitter about that but I told her "ale be back". 

Got another plant delivery in the post today. Another agastache but its likely to be more tender so cuttings taken already.  A yellow variety to prob go with kniphofia orange and vanilla popsickle.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 07:38

hello forkers

some rain last night....gentle stuff ideal for the gatden.  Sunny now and lovely day in prospect

got a lot of my day committed today starting with a quick walk with Spike

the girls did well this week....superb in the football and Heather Watson in the tennis.  Hate to say it but are the women outclassing us? 

Enjoy your day everyone

Talkback: How to prune spring-flowering plants

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 23:28

And choisya offen layers itself so check it out for more plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 23:25

Congratulations lily 

Wonky,,you are full of great ideas...claim vat back! 

Yvie, busier than I have been in the garden.  Nice to get new plants in, isn't it?  

Think I am going to go for some orange and blue planting pockets For next year...orange echinaceas, agastaches, geums, violas, with blue salvias, lysimachia bougelais (ok, its late and cant spell it right now), scabious butterfly blue, veronicas, blue agastaches, verbenas, geraniums, ......hmmm!  enough for a dedicated border ??

Why did these plants die and what can I replace them with?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 23:11

Renata, do what you feel comfortable with.  We are all different.

for me, no doubt.  I would return those plants. your right to as part of your contract of,purchase. Don't, for heaven's sake, assume it is your fault that plants died.  

When I talk to local gc manager he understands fully that plants fail for all sorts of reasons and that some people return them; others do not.   There is no judgement from them.

Lovely pieris Renata. Not sure I could talk to plants but there is scientific data showing it can help them.  Sarcoccoca is grown for its scent in late winter.  Amazing but it is not a "looker" so not really something to grow for show.

To dig over or not

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:59

Drought orders soon Fishy?  Ground is certainly very dry here.  

No rain here today or now and I think not much rain in the forecast either.

Plants to plant now

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:12

Echinaceas like white swan or its purple variety are worth checking out Kez.  When you say stay all year I assume you mean perennial and not evergreen.

sedums ...the taller sort...... anthemis, aster frikartii monch with lavendar blue flowers for weeks, some of the hardier agastaches, euryops, caryopteris, ceratostigma, achillea, verbenas including bonariensis, nepeta,  .....lots of plants for hot dry areas Kez

Discussions started by Verdun

Dilemma

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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Invasion....no likee

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