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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 09:10

Different look and feel today.  Rain about apparently but dry here locally. Glad I cut grass yesterday pm as well as deadheaded, tidied and planted out a large canna Durban before any rain. 

 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 23:43

Fairy, Iveyii is a very under rated shrub.  I have lucifer in front and purple berberis  to its side.  

Cannas now about to flower all over the garden..........orange, red and yellow at 7' plus tall.  The heat has really  pushed them lately 

KEF

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:51

Is there a yum yum thread?    Free samples?

(my local bakery is brilliant....always a supply of tasters on display. Trouble is because my taste buds are poor I need 2 or even 3 tasters)

What to grow under eucalyptus tree?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:45

Geranium Orion or rozanne would do well there and look good too..

Alstromeria tubers

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:38

Agree with Dave.  Individual tubers/roots are so small. I dug up a beautiful princess lily 3 or 4 years ago and the roots fell apart. Gathered several together and now, this year have grown and  flowered superbly.  Yes, can be and is a little invasive yet the small roots can perish on transplanting.

Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:33

Yes get rid of that ASAP.  Not attractive but very aggressive ........sounds like me 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:14

Indeedy  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:05

Couple of momkshoods/aconitums in flower right now but stainless steel is soon to open.....this is really nice.  Got helenium double trouble in front of it and, if it looks good, I will post a picture.  

Yes please Dove, can you get me some cash from cashpoint?  £300 for now.  Thanks 

Frustrating ......just hearing the news.  Israel and gazza.......terrible with no hope of peace.  Ukraine and Russia? Worrying.  

Still cloudy but very warm here .......nice 

Fig Brown Turkey

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:56

Eileen, 

Same thing for me....almost identical situation

 I have a brown turkey fig in a pot. It was a cutting from 3 years ago , had 2 figs on it.  I totally forgot about it and left it isolated until I came across it again probably 2 months ago.  It was, apparently, dead. ..dried up totally.  I cut off all dead leaves and watered it well.  It is now looking fine and healthy.  

summer pruning

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:10

Philadelphus is pruned after flowering.  Simply remove all flowered shoots and the odd oldest branch to ground level.  Your one  year old will need pruning only when it has flowered.

Roses? Don't grow them now but essentially remove all flowered stems to buds lower down.  There is a difference between climbers and ramblers, etc., but basically pruning is done in autumn and then in spring.  

Have fun with pruning.  See how things flower ... For example  do flowers appear on ends of new branches or on old ones?.....and use a little logic or read up on them.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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

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It's my birthday

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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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