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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 08:03

Morning, Bekkie.  Didn't think of donut bonus.  Trouble is she is a tight wad.  Be lucky if I get a lager (which will be very nice if its warm day)

overcast so far but good weather to come I think.

getting driven to start planting's getting to that stage where it suddenly seems urgent!


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 22:00

Oh eck!  Just committed myself to planting something for a friend this week and, whilst there,  I can "tidy and sort". 

When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 21:57

Ok Victoria,

just look at Morning Light though.  Lovely with sun shining throught it.  And Panicum Shenandoah ......with it's red/orange foliage.  And helictotrichon with its buff flowers and blue foliage.  and..........ha ha 

What does this mean???

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:01

Just below those old papery spent flower heads you will see a pair of fat buds.  Prune to those Angela.  Just about right time now here but if in doubt wait a week or so longer.

When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:55

Think Marion is spot on there.  However, grow either plant in less moist areas and both are very tight.  I also grow Gold Bar which is both more compact and with brighter horizontal bars.   For me an altogether better plant. Gold Bar is delightful.

just had 80 large plugs arrive how long will they hold for

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:42

Not ready yet for outside planting...dont be tempted 

important, as already  said, to pot up and keep growing fast now.  

just had 80 large plugs arrive how long will they hold for

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:40

Not ready yet for outside planting...dont be tempted 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 12:37

David,  I guess it's the way the world is ...disappoints ME too sometimes But most of simply dont think.    However much we take you for granted it seems you are the man for sweet peas.  

Today, I am expected to sort out issues that others should do...frustrating a little.  I guess my "thanks" is in there somewhere 

When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 11:58

Cut the last  of mine down this morning Sallyforbes

its spring here.  12 degrees at least and no wind so feeling even warmer.  

Mail order plant catalogues

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 11:54

And less impressive too perlegirl 

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