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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 08:26

Lovely morning.    Nice feeling of heat already,  

One of my heleniums is not as supplied .  Was little suspicious few weeks back so informed the (online) supplier yesterday who will send replacement in the  spring.  however, the variety sent is an eye catcher but yet to ID it accurately.  

Our county council has just published its plans....cuts.....for next 4 years.  Nearly £200 million and savage, savage cuts everywhere.  To say its becoming "lean" is an understatement.  Austerity is all very well but people, vulnerable people, will be harshly hit.   The well,off, including the chief officers on the Council, will no doubt be protected 

 

 

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:57

Yes Beechgrove is fantastic.  Miss so many of them though so better set recorder for it. 

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:53

Artjak, flowers on buzz ivory are ivory coloured....just checked.  Nice though

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 19:15

Have a feeling it's UNDER watering Steve.  

I will prune during winter......I tip shoots,remove  weak shoots and dead stuff.  Every winter I try to keep plants compact by spurring side branches.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 19:13

Artjak and Ginglygangly, my buzz Ivory is in the ground. It's white ...the flowers more full than usual Davidii.  I posted a pic on camera corner recently ....one flower had couple of butterflies on it.

I think it needs to be in the  ground in good soil.

Re a question on cutting back Achilleas a while back, I cut mine back and fresh flowers are appearing 

Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:59

Not keen on straight polemoniums but  "Stairway to Heaven" is excellent.  Good moist soil I find

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:51

Picked up helenium can can today from clearance basement.   Couple of quid but it's looking good .  A few dead leaves made it,look worse,than it is so a further reducation was given.  Buds to,open too.  

White Garden

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:46

Canny Fairy 

I do just that too......not bothered about things flowering now so much as preparing new plants for next year.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:43

KEF, I think it's short lived.  To keep it flowering and encourage its "perennialism" (?) Anchusa should be dead headed religiously.  A few years ago I did just that  and managed to keep it for 2 years or so.  Not sure I would dig it up now unless it's recently planted.  Anchusa can flower itself to death I think so as soon as flowers look as though they're fading nip them out.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:53

Good luck Punkdoc. ,hope all goes well for your mum....I guess it's bit  frightening for her 

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