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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:27

Morning folks.  Beautiful morning......mist has lifted.  70 degrees forecast, again 

Went around first thing deadheading dahlias      Opening flowers on miscanthus still glistening with dew in the sun.  All silent though 

Envious of all that ground you have Busy

Have good day everybody 

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 23:50

Gaura corries good still performing.  Lychnis coronaria alba too...just.  Argyranthemum  Gweek  variegafed, white carieties of normal argyranthemum, white osteospermum, white dianthus, acteas have white flowers albeit on dark foliage, white new guinea impatiens,  leucanthemums still hanging on, white flowered liriope, anemone Wild swan in my garden but Japanese   Anemones too, salvia patens  white trophy, exhinacea white swan and milkshake as well as other white varieties.  

Dead Heather?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 19:14

No hope I'm afraid.

Try winter heathers there.....carneas.  They are more lime tolerant.....I think lime is the problem there FBTurtle.  Tere are some wonderful winter varieties providing colourful folage and flowers 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:44

Still lovely Sunny days here.  

A slight chill hanging in the air....no wind.....but sun will increase temps dramatically I'm sure.

Just hope this winter does not reproduce the rains and storms of last year.

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:38

I grow Imperata .  Mild here so have never lost mine over winter in more than 15 years

However, I divide them now and then and I have some in small pots now. These will go in the GH over winter. I keep it dryish but not too dry.  Here I won't fleece but in cold areas probably best to do that.

In summer I find additional waterings produce taller lusher foliage ...currently 2 to 3' high still with that wonderful maroon colouring

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 23:51

Looking good their Winnie ........grasses can look so classy and elegant as you have shown 

yew prunings

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 23:49

Do they still want yew  cuttings Jennifer?  I know they did a few years back.  I have several varieties of yew cuttings that I,would gladly  contribute.

heuchara problem

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 23:43

Yes, yviestevie, mine are in the  ground.  However, before I drench I create a slight ditch around each plant to hold,the mixture.  

I too do as Berghill  suggests and use the material as cuttings

expensive???

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:01

Or even donuts    Think how many you  could get for £20 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 18:48

Glorious weather.   Still is 

A group of visitors walking past invited  themselves in to take a video of the garden.  As with everybody, I said you should have seen it last week   (cos it is fading bit by bit now)

Mum is  now in her nursing home.  Got there first to help her settle but,,boy!  do I feel guilty.  I'm determined to try and get some improvement in her. 

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