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What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 20:58

Used to love Toby Twirl 

Cannas

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 20:52

They need a really l early start and warmth over a long  period.  I start off with big clumps.....huge in the  garden......in large pots.  Mine flower from about July and still in flower.

I think you put them outside too early.  Keep them warm in GH a little longer.  

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:10

noooooooooooo.  Don't move it now.  Can you mound up some soil around it...not too near the crown....to prevent water getting to it?  A cloche or a sheet of glass suspended over it and a dry mulch of leaves or straw would help.  In spring you can move it, even divide it.  

However, gigantea doesnt like being  moved.....I have had mixed results but the bigger the rootball you get the better

Planting trees and shrubs - what help do I need to give?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:04

hello  Kate

Always good  to add compost to,the planting hole.  And yes to the mycchorizal 

/rootgrow at the bottom of,the planting hole.  A handful or two of organic fertiliser too. All this for your shrubs.  hydrangea in the dampest spot 

Lavendar?  Mix plenty of grit into the planting area.....make sure lavendar  is in as much sun as possible.  Crocus?  Fine in ordinary garden soil.

Good luck Kate 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 08:36

Bright morning. Calm before the storm tough because tonight is forecast  to be "lively"

 

A little treat.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:03

All for me?  What all of it?  Looks deeeeeelishush 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 18:34

Nut, hardy here.  I will divide one soon and pot pieces up......these for the greenhouse.  From small basal pieces they will make large shrubs for the summer.  Cold greenhouse is fine

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:28

salvia leucanthemum has been beautiful all summer and meant to take a picture.  little late as its not so pristine but at 6' tall this is one of my favourite salvias

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62324.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:35

Never get Anchusas  to be truly perennial.  Not sure digging up is the answer.  It's the nature of the plant I think.

citrus plants

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:37

In Cornwall too Busy.  

I have a lemon in a pot .......I think you brought it in too early.  Blimey!  It's still really warm isn't it?   I will  keep mine out for lot longer yet ...prob all winter if its not a cold one.  

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