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Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:07

I like some plants.  others no.  Does it make me grumpy to say it? 

I don't like aquilegia....they seed everywhere..  Don't like crocus (foliage anyway) ...they flower so briefly and leave a legacy of weedy foliage.  I have  a nice clump of hosta (patriot) now emerging but crocus foliage is spoiling the scene.  Initially crocus were planted to provide colour to an otherwise bare area until hostas grew but the crocus has taken over. no problem as I am removing most of the crocus.

what do you good folks not like in the  plant world?  


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:53

It is absolutely beautiful this morning Forkers.  I took Spike early this morning down to the's warm, calm wind free and quiet.  Feels like a summer morning 

think it was mild last night too.......plants like hostas and veg have noticeably grown overnight.

hostafan, I have a new one this it tropicana Black?  It looks darker than other cannas but I think it's more dwarf 

Crocus bonanza

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 23:50

Hey primrose.  Grumpy?  Me?  Not at all.  Again? 

I have thousands seems like that......of crocus bulb foliage stems now and they look increasingly tatty.  I really think they are over rated so, slightly tongue in cheek,(as is my "style") I have declared my no vote for crocus in this election year.  But, no, I'm not grumpy in the least Primrose   expect a donut in the post now Primrose !

Crocus bonanza

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 22:01

Crocus for me are WEEDS.  Their foliage is a pain.  They flower for such a short time. And they spread too much.  Along with muscari they are the worst of bulbs 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:58

Wallflowers are perennials...short term...but usually grown as biennials.  However, they will and do flower the following year too.  I have a couple that were ideal where they were so have enjoyed them again.  However, I dont think they are as good.  First year plants grown as specimens in their own right flower profusely.  will try and take a photo or two tomorrow 

How to thicken up a privet hedge...

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:53

.....and cut it so that the top is less wide than the bottom. 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:16

The White dicentra just lights up the garden. I have one next to coppery red foliaged astilbe and contrast is, to my mind, quite startling 

thanks Dove 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:04

Hostafan, how many different varieties do you have?  I have several large cannas...some very large.......but prob only 4 varieties.  

just cut the lawns ........they look nice and lush but was hoping for some rain today or overnight but I think it will pass us by again. 

My damaged dicentra that I recovered to a pot is flowering so it's gone into the garden 

been involved in helping a friend's relative who has severe depression.  Won't open his door, threatens suicide and refuses to answer his mobile.  However, I managed to take his son with me and we got a measure of success.  Taking his medicines and talking.  He was like this 10 years ago, went without food and eventually needed hospital treatment.  However, he is a grown man and demands a lot of attention and time so have suggested his doctor visit him again and assess the situation.  Sad really.  Depression so deep is difficult to resolve 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:31

Ha ha 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:28

I'll wait for Edd to provide a picture for me 

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