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Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:16

Chicky,,mine have never suffered over winter.  I have posted pics of Villosum during the summer has flowered for weeks now and usually continues well into late autumn 


Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:42

Hmmmm!  You are right DR.  Local GC has already started filling spaces with xmas stuff

however, friendly with plant manager so I always get bargains and know well in advance of any offers.

a 5 min drive from local nursery......pretty big, ambitious owner with whom I am also friendly and always on the look out for new plants.  

GC's though are shooting themselves in the foot by charging too much 

Splitting / dividing Iris

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:33

Would you leave it until spring, after flowering, now Fairy?

Dragonice, I would delay splitting.  Enjoy the flowers in spring then divide.  You want hot sun asap on those divided tubers 

Overwintering begonias

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:29

Have you checked there is no tuber Patricia?

they are quite easy to overwinter.  Dry and frost free.  Don't be eager to start them too soon again in spring.  They are best started off again in shallow trays concave side upwards.  When you see shoots pot them up.  

Poldark returns

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:25

aym, you are quite right.....he is pretty small for a cornishman. 

Never watched Poldark but the scenery is sure to be the star of the show......even tho it is wet today ! 

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:18

Pennisetum Villosum folks.......grow it here in several places..    Delightful floaty and tactile. 

Slightly tender in some places and will grow well in a pot Chicky 

Have I killed my lawn with evergreen?

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:14

I'm confident enough now to hand distribute lawn feed etc.  Any new product or new formulation I read beforehand....well, I try to 

the key is to water within a day, never in the morning of a hot sunny day and ideally in the early evening 

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Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:10

Dave, yes I guess so   The Sumac will go both sides of that fence 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 07:48

We need to appreciate a little more.  To aay, "hey thanks"".   

no programme will be to everyone's taste but, come on, GW last night was very good indeed.  We had an hour of, as posy put it, "plant pornography", an expert plantsman about to develop his garden and it was packed.  The weather forecast?  Blimey!  It took just a couple of minutes 

Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 00:15

Sorry Irishgardener,,it is true 

i was lucky when I first got into gardening because a friend told me to yank it out as soon as planted.

a neighbour has one  in his garden and the suckers have gone under his street boundary hedge to push up in the pavement.  As many tales about Sumac as about bamboo.

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