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summer days

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:19

Pansy face.......your first summer's day??  It's been summer here for weeks.

However, I guess high summer is when heleniums, dahlias, agastaches, cannas and most else come together in an explosion of colour. So.....few more days yet.

CAN I OR NO

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:03

Think it's Phormium sundowner.  

You can divide it Alan.....spring is best.  They pull apart quite easily.  Cut top growth by half when you do it amd replant immediately.  

Phormiums generally look so AWFUL.  Few people seem to know how to grow them well I think.  I remove all old leaves in spring to allow the highly coloured young leaves to grow.  It will still flower if the plant had intended to.  Old leaves lose their colour and youthful flexibility so off with them 

flamingo willow

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:57

It's all in the technique dove......and I do it with style 

Where's Mike?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:51

Hey Philippa.......  Not nice.  

Everybody is important here and everyone would be missed.....even me and my classy jokes.

Would miss Mike's threads 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:48

Was going to picture agastache fiesta .....rich fruity colours.....but it's gone dark, windy and wet and some thunder.........I'm frighto!  

flamingo willow

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:44

Agree but if you can pull those green bits off so much the better.  Secateurs tends to encourage regrowth.  Most variegated plants throw up plain green shoots now and then....get rid ASAP or the bush will be overwhelmed by the green 

Mock Orange

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:39

Just think it simple Doug.  Remove those stems with flowered stems and cut back on those stems to,where you see new shoots growing.  Old grey, slightly gnarled wood can be cut out to the base too or as low as possible,  yes, do it now if flowerimg is over. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:27

this is agastache kolibri....salmon colour and currently about 5' high.  Canna beginning to flower behind.  lupins to right are being battered by the winds and a few spikes have just been smashed

solar light tucked in there too 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52846.jpg?width=350

 

down...right storm brewing...but they did look great next to the agastache.  never mind a dahlia will soon be showing behind the lupins.

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:11

No idea but thread title was interesting........

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:39

Madpenguin, did ??ou check plants' roots were not dry or rootbound?  Did you soak plamts before plantImg? Difficult to tell but are they the Voltage series?  They require more moisture than normal osteospermums.  

I would water well then start weekly dilute feeds of tomato food type.  

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