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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:57

Mrs Garden, well all dahlias are tender.  However the Bishop is as tough as they come. Here they are happy in the ground all year round but perhaps you should dig it up and divide it in autumn....2 plants  next year then 

been busy planting my nephew's garden.  New build with concrete everywhere.  Had to replant stuff they put in because nothing was planted properly.  Bloomin' hard work. Also planted camelia, salvia Amistad, large pieris, dahlias, penstemons, and a load of other stuff.  Everything was planted up against the fence and wall. Looks pretty good now, I think.  Will plant an acer for them too against a sheltered white wall.  They provided lunch for me when I said "feed me. Feed me" and mock doubledup.    Well, I was hungry! 

Warm dry day

Solanum Glasnevin

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:46

Hello Shamrock.

i grow the white form....never noticed seedlings. ,however, I believe it can and does esp the blue variety

another plant for topiary

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 08:01

Yew is not that slow and is perfect.  Dark green through to,yellow

depends on what sort of topiary......cones, domes, whatever suitable on baggesons gold, euonymous, pittosporum, varieties of box, junipers and yews can be clipped annually to make dense, compact structure in the garden.  I do a lot of this.  

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:38

Slugs love heleniums.  Esp the first shoots in spring.  In full growth heleniums can cope but not without protection early

Weed membrane and perennials

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:35

Membranes and perennials simply dont mix.  Dont use membrane on anything but paths.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:33

Morning folks.

slightly cooler, cloudyish but bright.  

Patchy grass

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:40

a good feed Dave said water it in well.....will make a big difference Becky

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:37

I find they both resent dry soils....could that be the reason wiseheadcrone?

Hardy Geranium

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:34

Johnsons blue is a relic of the past now.....doesn't flower for long. much better varieties now.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:30

Wiseheadcrone, roses are pruned in spring then "pinched back" when the dead flowers are removed...when cut back to new buds each time.  clematis, depending on variery, were pruned in spring so no pinching back.

yviesrevie,,fhe point is fhat delphiniums are supposed to be tall......mine are tied to 6 to 8 ' canes.  Cutting them down spoils their "majesty"

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