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Posted: 11/09/2015 at 08:21

Very warm but more cloud today...bright tho with sunshine.  

Have a single 5' plus cosmos plant ...leggy but about to flower so have staked it in preparation for windy wet weekend.  it was virtually forgotten.  Don't think there is too much to worry about elsewhere re forthcoming weather.

westher sounds awful for sunday......ah well!  bye bye summer 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 08:11

gathered a few things to chuck out yesterday into a bin liner. ,this morning, strange noises startled me.  An old "dead" furby....remember them?.....came alive.  He was silent for at least 6 years and one ear is almost severed but he seems to be resisting eviction.  Right now he is singing, chortling and "irritating. Look, I'm not worried, really, but is he trying to tell me something?

how can I get rid of him now?  The word always was that Furbys are living creatures.  A little evil even.  is he out to get me?   It may seem trivial to you guys but this is serious 

anything you can't get rid of?

Rhodedendron round 2

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 23:59

Not likely to flower again in the spring Decepticon.  

I have a dwarf rhodo flowering now for second time this year but I dont expect flowers in spring now.  Another rhodo has loads of buds but I expect them to be held over winter


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 23:55

No way Tetley.......dandelion v doronicum; crocosmia v montbretia; field bindweed v comvolvulous cneorum; roses v bramble; jap maple v sycamore.......

watsonias look like us when we are all dressed up to go out.  Crocosmias look like we do first thing in the mornings.  


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:39

Not Yet gardenmaiden.  

might check them out over the weekend but definitely on my list 

New Lawn and Flower garden

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:37

Daniel, if mine I,would allow the lawn to settle over winter now.  If still patchy in spring re seed those areas

your flower now to dig in some compost or manure.  Just putting soil over the top is not ideal.  it doesnt matter too much what type of compost is mixed in really. Just get some goodness in there.

New lawn

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:26

I treat the odd weed in the lawn now rather than wait until spring. 

There wont be a difference for spring and autumn weeds 

lawn fertiliser

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:21

Not irony tottenhamwin.

my (valid) point is that more  damage caused by overdosing than by doing nothing.  


Problem Solving

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 20:08

Daisy, cuttings is always the way to go with salvias. you are is not entirely hardy.  Because they grow so quickly cuttings taken in summer will make large plants for the following summer so you could risk leaving it out once you have a cycle of cuttings and young plants.  

Ironically many of these salvias...leucanthemum,,Amistad, Love and Wishes etc., are at their best in late summer and autumn.  The colours just intensify.  

So you could trim off long stems later in autumn and take into gh to save space.  

New lawn

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:32

Runny, still time to use lawn weedkiller...just. 

You mean to kill only the weeds Don't you?  Not the old grass too. 

Most lawn weedkillers are on a par with one another I think.  

Best to do this asap 

Discussions started by Verdun

Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 00:11

Against all logic.......

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Last Post: 14/09/2015 at 23:06

Wont go without a fight....

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