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Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:05

Go on, rub it in Hosta.  Another wonderful view of your estate .......I'm not jealous though 


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:04

Sorry Hosta,  will have to wait until it flowers.  What colour flowers?  Pink?  

another fine day.....a light shower as I took Spike.....

cut grass....I try to cut twice a week.  Takes no time at all then and stays nice and lush.   more planting done.  

not happy about reports of cold weather coming.  Nights have been chilly here at times but dont want it colder. 

The earthquake and casualties in Nepal is horrendous isn't it?   Reports say 2 million children have been displaced as well as huge numbers of deaths.  Doesn't make me think well of a creator if there is one!   We have Shelterbox based locally and we are contributing to them but its a drop in the ocean isnt it? 


"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:49

Blues? Move em Woody.  Grow anchusas, agastaches, Linum, verbena (rigida), Ceanothus, caryopteris, ,ceratostigma, felicia, geraniums Orion, rozanne, jolly bee, salvias like patens, uliginosa, etc., lithodora, brunnera hadspen cream, campanulas, aconitum, asters like frikartii Mouch, scabious butterfly blue, blue violas, blue hibiscus, iris, hyacinths, muscari (hate these though) Veronicas, .....I'm sure there are more I grow. (blue aubrietia for example) 

yep, love blues 


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:36

It's just that your plants seem so far behind....June 20 is not too far off. 

Annuals are not my thing really but what about white cosmos ?  They flower profusely and early.  Pinks too......if you buy a couple of plants, say white and a pink. again they will flower early and plentifully .....and scented 

Floppy Sedums

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:30


very simple.  Just cut as far back on each stem as you want to.  they will grow again quickly but sturdier and still flower in late summer.  I have a few such sedums and they have been ".pinched" back already.  This produces more stems but shorter more compact ones.

sunshine is important and poor soil too helps prevent floppiness. The colour is better in sun too.  You can stake sedums if they they tend to.....are still a little floppy.

When you cut back take cuttings.  They root quickly....I use perlite and mpc 

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:38

Happy birthday Bob 

happy birthday oneofseven 

should be lots of cake about ! 

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:32

Not too sure about that Pauline.  In an accident your bag could cause problems.

better I think to keep,your handbag out of sight 


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:22

Hostafan,,sorry can't see the miscanthus on my ipad. 

Envious too ......fantastic place Hostafan.  Lord of the Manor or OH? 

Went to get compost this morning and ended up with another heuchera.    Why? I have enough already.  However, it is a variety I havent got, viz.  Plum Crazy.


gc prices are now silly .........can get plants much cheaper online.  

Got free plants from a neighbour today....cosmos and mesembryanthemum quickly potted on and pinched out, of course .  Will give her a salvia Amistad and Agastache Blue Boa so she will be pleased.

lovely weather still but forecasters keep saying rain........

london pride

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:56

You and your evidence Dove.....I don't stand a chance .  My Toby Twirl book of garden knowledge is never wrong !

Best herbaceous foliage

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:53

Hemerocallis Golden Zebra is another beautiful perennial I grow 

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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