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Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:32

Berghill.....that is the essence of my post...hence "against all logic".  

However rules are meant to be broken now and then.  For me a calculated risk that I'm confident will be worthwhile 

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 16:48

i have a very large miscanthus Morning Light..........prob 10 ' tall;   With the flowers it will be 2' taller.  Anyway, against gardening wisdom, I took a spade to it and dug it out egged on by a visitor who craved a piece of it.  Massively heavy I got it out.  Bear in mind I really like this grass.  Divided it carefully with a saw into half a dozen large pieces and planted 3 elsewhere in the garden.

if asked on the forum should I do this I would say  no....wait a few could lose it or the flowers anyway at this time of year

however, I think it will be fine.....I even think the divisions will flower too.    Besides I am impatient to replant the area and can see how it will look next summer with my replacements actea Black Negligee that has been growing well all summer in a large pot.  Tomorrow I will move and divide a large white astrantia and set it alongside.  

Saves time later too but Should really have waited a while longer..........but pleased I did it  .

any other impulsive guys out there?  

Midwinter Fire.

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 16:22

Hello star gaze lily 

i would wait just a while longer......maybe another 4 weeks or so.

midwinter fire does well for some people......a few....but generally it is the most fickle of the that family of dogwoods.  I have never done too well with it.  you can't prune it as hard as the sulks, gets die back and never really thrives so Lily it may not do much better elsewhere.    


Rhubarb variety

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:48

Stockbridge Arrow for me too..    Excellent 

hibiscus red eye

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:31

Hiya primrosecottage

ultimately a large shrub.  Sunshine or slight shade. pruning after flowering or early summer will enable hibiscus to flower in late August/early September as well as keeping it compact

its not really a patio or comtainer plant primrose.  

As much sun as possible...north facing not ideal at all.   

I have a very large hibiscus and every year I cut it hard is very vigorous.  

Pruning Apple tree

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:22

Important to know the variety androse.  Those apples.....were they on the tips of branches?  Apples fruit either as tip bearers or spur bearers.

spur bearing apple pruning is done in late summer.....late July to early August.  Your tree is probably not in need of pruning this year

identify your tree type ....see if it tip bears or spur bears (the latter is better for compactness) 


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:16

Funny old morning.......the odd heavy shower amidst sunshine. quite warm. 

Got a few cyclamen today in where I planted part of a new border (yesterday) to help create something satisfactory 

for first time in many years we now have tories and labour as extreme political parties....far right and far, far left.  Neither is good for the average working family.  In fact we have a labour leader who talks of sacking the army.....doesn't he realise the army is also utilised in home emergency  situations?  And Cameron?  He will go even further now to take from the poor.  Who will stop him?



Posted: 14/09/2015 at 07:34

Hello forkers

wet and windy overnight and now.  Shorter walk with spike ....a far different day 



Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 23:04

Preferred Woody Gertie .  You know Buzz could not fly, don't you? 

Overgrown hebe

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 21:24

Very rare though hogweed.  

A chance over autumn and winter to get something better in there

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