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Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:09

Punkdoc I will try to send the sun your way.  I understand hot headedness too but best to stay calm.  There must be better ways of dealing with this guy

it seems the warm weather is very much in the south right my garden its pretty warm.  Yesterday sfternoon it got quite hot.  No doubt though it will all switch and we will get the cold stuff.  Temperature must be 20 here but prob only 17 in the big outdoors

Bit enthisiastic today....maybe too enthusiastic . a border that I enjoyed this summer I have now attacked with impulsive vigour.  a large miscanthus Gold Bar has been lifted....weighs a ton.....and divided leaving a large space. I intended to  replant a divided piece there.  However, it has opened the area and gives it a better balance.  it gives me places for some gems I have in pots (all summer) and the miscanthus can go in 2 different spots elsewhere.  A large chunk will be given to someone so no wastage.  A word of caution though, in small gardens miscanthus will need splitting every 3 years or so or you will have a mountain to shift. 

take a cuppa out there in a mo to plan my planting.    


Deep borders

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 11:50

Exactly plant pauper......that green sward is so relaxing to see and be on. 

decking and concrete as options?  Cold, dead and dull 

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 11:45

Try deschampsias with TT Dove......."frothy" flowers to soften large plain green foliage of geum..?    Or Miscanthus variegatus  for tall clean white looking leaves.... 


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:05

Morning Dove....replied re Totally Tan 

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:48

...........oh yes!  It can go into a pot.  3 litre or more according to size. 

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:47

Morning Dove

lovely ever blooming thing is'nt it?

easy though......dig up your clump.,,slice with spade or cut with serrated knife or saw.  Replant.  

Bought a plant 3 years or more ago and now have half a dozen large plants.  Will be dividing another soon.  don't be greedy though...not sure tiny pieces will be as responsive but Totally Tangerine as decent clumps move well

good luck Dove 

Talkback: Carrot fly

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:41

Morning Amateur  veg grower.

as soon as germinating takes place and whilst plants are small water with nematodes.  Then cover with fleece.  The former controls carrot fly larvae.  The latter prevents the adult flies from laying their eggs.  This breaks the cycle.  

Not sure about bleach Phillip 

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:37

Hydrangeas have re-appealed to me over past few years.  I appreciate them much more now....WHEN THEY ARE GROWN WELL.   Too many look thirsty, hungry and incorrectly pruned.  Given the right comditions hydrangeas are superb 

Librarians Garden,if you can provide reasonable moisture and enrich the soil hydrangeas are worth considering.  Consider the Paniculata types....called PG's by some.  They cope better in drier soils and in sun.  Their pruning is simple.....cut down or half way in autumn/spring and they will grow away fast and flower from mid summer onwards.  Limelight is lovely.  Kyushu is smaller but more delicate


witch hazel dilemma

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:29

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:29


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