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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:18

Sounds painful 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:17

Share your fondness for white osteospermums Yarrow.  They're hardy down here

Lawn Reseeding Advice - First Timer!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:06

Hi Andy, for  me, I would rake the lawn surface to create some sort of tilth for seed sowing.  Ok, far from the ideal time for seed sowing but grass will germinate quickly if you keep it moist.....not wet!  Sow a good dwarf rye variety. I would do if now because it doesn't look good there does it?  In 4 weeks you will have grass there.

In autumn you can have another go if necessary.....it,doesn't look too big an area there.

just a thought but how do you feel about a border there instead of grass?

 

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:57

How about a living willow screen?  Cuttings inserted 30 cm apart....in a curve or straight?  Or use dogwood cuttings 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:47

Morning folks

Another hot sunny day   Getting  a little too hot for pot plants ........have to water twice a day with hose.   Every year I decide to have less container plants but have in excess of 40 I guess....pelargoniums, fuschias, aeoniums, hostas, dahlias, etc., well, all the usual stuff..... 

Hope everyone enjoys the day 

slugs

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:25

If I didn't control slugs I would lose a lot of very special plants.  So I certainly comtrol them.  

Picking them off in spring and early summer makes a big difference to survival or not. Don't use pellets at this time of year now and see very little signs of damage.  

Wilting Dahlia

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:22

Looks really nice Tomsk.  Glad it grew well for you 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:18

They look happy there Orchid.  

Any plant ideas please...

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:13

Kelcow

Is it a sunny spot?  

Not deep enough for climbers and ground cover etc.   

I would plant solanum album ...if sunny there .....and  nepeta to trail over.  Or a mixture of helanthemums....sun roses that are evergreen and in a range of colours......osteospermums, yellow alyssum, verbena homestead purple, Arabis and aubretia.  Treat yourself to a book or google these plants but a load of summer and spring colour there

Plant as soon as you like now.  Glyphosate has gone 

Very leggy Philadelphus

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:07

Hey!  Got philadelphus belle Etoile in my garden in full flower right now.  Cut lawn earlier and the scent was womderful.  Ok, not long flowering but I wouldn't be without it.

Pruning is easy,peasy.  Just remove all flowered stems and one or two of the oldest stems to ground level each year.  

Lyn,if you cut it hard back last year it prob would not flower this year.  It will just make a forest of whippy growth.  I would be inclined to spur back some of the extension growth.  Bet  it flowers next year

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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