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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:37

Gardeninglily, you know you can cut your cordyline back don't you?  it's way I grow cordyline Albertii.......let it grow tall for a few years then cut it down. currently it is in its second year from cut back and is 5' tall. easier and better than trying to dig it up.  They dont really take kindly to being moved esp if well established

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:43

Can you provide details of your ...er,,home made nitrogen fertiliser Frank? can anyone make it?  

gooseberries

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:40

Blackbirds will enjoy your amusement park Dove.  My neighbour has a heron statue by his pool..... It had bird poo on it when I was there.  Its really a question of getting in first.  Got blackcurrants beginning to turn now so regular and often visits for picking seems the way to go.  

the best goosegogs I grew were as cordons.  Had several different varieties in my zealous days but we cornish guys like our goosegogs sour so they all taste the same then .  Taken cuttings to start off new set of cordons

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:32

Water it well and often, dont cut grass too short.  How long ago did you treat the lawn?  I would consider over seeding at some stage if grass does not fill in however waterings your besf option I think

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:22

Yes Lyn you can be my friend but it's not the ice cream is it? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 17:58

Heck Dove.  Made a clanger there and forgot to record Cbeebies 

another beautiful day.  Treated myself and a friend to huge ice creams...double choc waffle, double scoop butterscotch and generous cornish clotted cream on top.  Would have had another but go to leave room for puddings. 

More spikes on my lemon popsickle kniphofia today

Rhodendron bed

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 17:54

Tanty, dont use creeping jenny...you domt need to "fill all,the gaps".  use thick mulches

corydallis likes your conditions there...blue flowers for weeks in early spring to early summer.  Lithodora too...love this plant.

for texture and real class check out hackonechloa.  It will provide movement, colour and grace.  Molinias too...some tallish and small varieties.

heucheras will look good there for evergreen colour.

how about pieris Little Heath too or Flaming Silver?  Red new growth and white flowers. 

Lupins too will do well there for a splash of colour right now 

gooseberries

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 17:23

Noooooo.  Sour goosegogs are delicious.  Two bushes and they are almost picked.  

arum lilly

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:27

Never had a problem dividing arums.  I would do this asap after flowering.  Water well and keep soil moist for the summer.  Doing this now means a season of growth to establish good robust plants for next year.

Confers

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:21

Always difficult to "regreen" comifers generally.  unlikely that if you cut out those patches they will re grow.  

Perhaps try spraying water.....worth a try

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