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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:44

Hello everyone

Pleased you had such a very productive time Dove.........Nut's garden sounds like an Aladdin's cave 

Beautifully sunny and warm today.  Need to find an excuse not to go to the foodbank later  And get into the garden instead.  

Slightly behind time but will take Spike out in a mo

Weather now makes me feel so much better 

Fuchsia pruning

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:32

Morning knitnickie

Yes, cut back now or ASAP.  Use secateurs for a nice clean sharp cut to the base....to every "branch" ....and in a couple or three weeks ??ou will see lots of new shoots. Flowering will be later but mid to late summer usually.  You will have much more attractive bushes by cutting back. You will not kill them so do not be scared 

Spirea like plant.

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:24

Jack, was it thorny?  If so pyracantha ticks that box 

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:22

I grow ophiopogon nigrescens.  I like it.....I think!  However, where to grow it is difficult.    I grow it in a terracotta pot but I must confess to not really enjoying if there.  I grow it in the garden where it looks as  though I'm growimg it because I have it!!   It's nicer in the spring and summer....it becomes shiny and it produces pinky white flowers.  I associate it with yellow foliage, Heucheras and pinks.  Then it "produces".  

I tend to agree with Mike......black does not actually make me smile 

What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:27

Neither did I but deadheading is worthwhile.  Never had so many daffs and deadheading over past few years has helped.  Besides, they look better for it.  

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:01

Every time I see a black flower in someone's garden I have to ask why?   Yet the owner always puffs with pride when "showing them off".  Black geranium, what's that? Awful looking plant.  Black violas?  

I was near to buying a black hellebore but remain unconvinced.  Dark purple yes.    

Grew. Chili Black scabious but it wasn't really black ....more like morello cherry and it was a nice plant.

Black always looks like soil to me from a distance.  Close up not exciting.

Black!  Good for you? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:49

Cuttings for me too.  ESP if you have a choice variety and they will produce flowering plants next year.  I've seen a lot of seed raised delphiniums and many of them can be awful.  Yet you won't know until next year after all that  caring for them 

What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:40

Exactly......and the sooner you remove the spent flower heads the better.  I've already started doing it. Good time to divide clumps too when foliage starts to whither.  Divided clumps flower better.  

Conifer producing dusty clouds

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:16

It's how  plant life goes on.  

Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:14

Just messaged you Rose

I would not mix but prefer to plant one variety.  It will look better either as a hedge or in blocks.  Munstead is hardier I think and better as a hedge for me but Hidcote as isolated plants lok nice because foliage is more silver.

No don't think any,lavendar is a "thug".  All need cutting back after flowering, quite hard in fact, and then they remain compact and good looking....like me 

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