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Can you buy Heather all year round?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:08

Main point.....winter flowering are lime tolerant (generally) whilst summer flowering need acid soil.   Yes, available all year round 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:06

Hello folks.

Steamy, humid and hot......although a surprise shower just passed by.

The makings of nice combination developing......helenium double trouble and lobela hadspen purple

Tvs?  Well I haggle like mad. Even got £200 for my old set couple years back on top of my haggled for discount.  John Lewis is good....can not haggle with them but they will price match.  Found a regional tv company...woolacotts ....to be brilliant price and service and extras.  Look for the independents ...John Lewis too....who offer a free 5 year warranty.  

Buddleia ivory buzz is now flowering and looking excellent.  Didn't really know what to expect with this but not disappointed. Anyone growing Buzz vsrieties? 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:58

Buddleia ivory buzz .......first for me....is starting looking fabulous.  Unsure really what to expect but delighted so far.  Second test is to see how long it will flower for. 

 

Planting in Dappled shade

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 08:37

Camellias, euonymous like emerald n gold and gaiety, Lonicera winter beauty, daphne odora aureomarginata, choisya Sundance ....., ."dappled" shade is a little vague though.  Dappled shade can be very supportive of many types of planting.  

Not evergreen but acteas, astilbes, aconitums, astrantias ...all the "a's".......flower well in dappled shade, acers too will give good colour, hostas and Heucheras, etc.,etc.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 23:50

Nice Wendy.  Love agastaches.  

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:37

Right, that will kill the grass totally in that area.  Wait a couple of weeks for grass to die off then rake soil and reseed.  Not the ideal time but, kept moist, will germinate fast.

Sick Sundance Orange Blossom

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:33

Yep, my opinion too. I have Sundance in partial shade amd it thrives.  In a sunny position it simply hated it.

So, tigermad, since your plants are newly planted I would move them now

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 17:22

Kim, did you cut it back this year?

No dont dig it up....you will simply kill it probably.

Gigantea can take a couple of years to flower well. 

Does it get plenty of sun there?

......the good guys

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:40

Well done Salino.  If people do not complain.....and most do not.....service will not improve.

Ceanothus life span?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:38

Chickenlady, pretty sure your ceanothus is dying.  Cut it back hard and it will not regrow, in my experience.

25 years for a ceanothus is a very long time

Ive grown several over the years.....they thrive and many are huge here in Cornwall.  On average they last about 5 to 8 years.  Usually, from nothing, they suddenly die back and their demise is rapid. 

Ceanothus don't like being pruned but, ironically, they need to be restrained and initially flower better because of it.

Chickenlady, check the branches and see how far the "die back" is.  Nothing will regrow from dead wood...of course.  Think about getting rid of it now....don't plant another ceanothus there

 

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Meany or being careful !

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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