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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:36

Looking excellent there dove.   Your hard work clearly paying off.   Getting fond of Achilleas again myself.  At last you got your frikartii monch........for me they start flowering in a couple of weeks and then through to autumn.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:26

Hope weather is good for you today Dove. That sounds lovely   Must be very satisfying to know how appreciated you are 

Hello everyone.  Rain here and looks set to be damp all day ........garden has freshened up though.  Nice and "clean". 

Busy day in store.  

 

To trim or not to trim

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:17

Simply treat the head as you would a fuschia in the  ground.  

So,,either in autumn or in spring cut back hard to framework in the head

No leaves or shoots allowed on the trunk below the head.....just rub any off.

In spring repot using John innes number 3 

Low growing plants needed

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 03:22

Martin consider one of the ajugas...dense spreading carpetter with plum coloured,foliage (as  in burgundy glow) and bright blue shirt spikes of flowers.  Hardy, evergreen  and easy.  Not invasive amd knits together very well.  It will "meet"with the water well too. 

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 23:56

Keeps you out of trouble Busy.  

I also "garden" for a friend who has a few acres. Planted orchard for her.....and maintain the trees....a veg patch, and an ornamental front garden.  Sne has a "quarry", a sort of secret amd as yet undeveloped area.  Will be sheltered amd free and a blank canvas.  Trouble is she is a very lazy so and so hasp always has an excuse for not doing anything.  She keeps saying I can have one of her fields but.......

Sorry pics won't enlarge.  Camera on phone isnt great ...disappointed as the agastaches there arent seen too well.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 23:27

Love to  have your space busy.   Lovely garden .

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:10

Warning to bekkie's neighbours.......stay indoors tomorrow   No barbecues for a while 

Lesley, geum totally tangerine is fantastic plant.  If you keep removing spent flowers those orange flowers will flower for months   Mine lower in winter too

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 21:23

a couple of agastaches, echinaceas, grasses and anemone wild swan (minus its flowers...had chop few days back but soon reappear).  Echinacea Eldorado about to flower but show that with other heleniums later

my wonderful old dog Spike being the most important part of this picture

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52224.jpg?width=350

 

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:55

Blightyman mam, in future plant dahlias as individual plants.  Prick  out the seedlings into their own pts and grow them on. If you have masses of seedlings they are unlikely to flower well.  Dahlias make very large plants and need space. 

Missing 38 Dahlias

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:49

Super sue, in future grow,them on in pots first then plant out as sizeable plants.  Still need to watch those slugs though 

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