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Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:16

Fairy, yes I get the impression punkdoc's ahead of me in the canna stakes   I only have 4 or so varieties, I,think, but lots of very large plants.(prob 15 or so) Need to get more because they are so different ro anything else from mod summer onwards almost into winter.

On GW last night Monty potted on some cannas.  He also added 3 dahlias. ,over the top I think,because that canna will fill that pot itself in 4 weeks.  

Dove, I went for Walter Funke and Moonshine. The plants at the GC were drying out fast so went for best condition ones.  Moonshine is now between salvia Amistad and Veronica with dwarf white dahlia, agastache fiesta, linum perenne (fronting berberis atro pur nana)  and osteospermum voltage yellow to the front on the sunniest side. Eryngium jade Frost is a fantastic plant that is also in that area.

Dove, achilleas are almosf like weeds here but are good "doers". 

It is scorchio.    

 Promised my mum a walk in her wheelchair (sounds odd that doesn't it?) along a plant packed walkway overlooking the water.  Everybody smiles there, no traffic and peaceful.  Might even get an ice cream so I had better shoot off.

Did I say, it's scorchio?  


Shasta daisies

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:49

Hiya supernoodle

Yes, and check the roots are not pot bound......I.e. Were the plants root bound at planting time and did you loosen them?  

It won't hurt to gently lift them and look at the roots.  If all seems well replant with added compost and fertiliser and water after cutting off all flower stems.  

(is ground very wet there? )

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:45

Cotta, looks great. Nice plants.  It seems ro reflect the love that's gone into it which is lovely 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:57


Where's my tidy gene?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:55

Curly curly, not for me.  I like to remove weeds thoroughly or, in veg patch, a combination with hoeing.  

A friend of mine does that "grazing" weeding and it drives me maaaaaad.  The weeds just come back with even more vigour.  Why take the trouble to "graze" them when it's just as quick to pull them up? 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:51

Morning Dove.  Depends on what GC has but a subtle cream and a good in your face yellow.  Never really been a fan of Achilleas though.    They grow too vigorously down here and can swamp other plants and this  is why I got rid of them.  But, changed my mind and now think they are ok   I have a spot at the top of my garden with poor dry soil so "in your face" there will be fine.  Cannas, agastaches, dahlias, echinacas  eucomis and ceratostigma wilmottianum  will be a hot hit after lupins and delphiniums have done their bit. 

I'll have some eggs lily with a slice of bacon......mushrooms?  Fried bread? Tomatoes?    Oh, sausages will be good too...just 3 or 4.    (dont invite anyone else Liy. I can manage that on my own) 

Whats wrong with my hosta?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:41

Morning Wintersong

Well, it looks healthy to me so I agree with Dove. 

I would lightly scoop away some soil to make a slight recess around your hosta.  Then water very well.  Then water again thoroughly over next couple of days.  A mulch and feed would,help.

There is still time for your hosta to make good growth 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:33

Morning folks

Lovely, bright, sunny and warm.  "phostrogened" plants in pots before brekkie. 

A variety apparently.....with lovely leaf blotches has been increasingly showing signs of virus.  This morning I have chucked it out.  I'm more aware than ever of unusual variegation or patterns on foliage.  

Had my first carrots, sprimg onions, parsley and radishes yesterday.  Delicious and saved me money 

Despite foolishly stating I won't buy any more plants I need to get a couple of,Achilleas  today.  Corny, but I have a gap.....will make a gap by removing to a big clump of dark blue Veronica. 

Warming up fast ...............


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:22

Lovely pictures again Marion.  This is one of my favourite threads. Very inspiring.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:32

Gardengirl, you need to be a little careful In spring cutting back.  You need to avoid cutting the flowering stems that start early.  So. Cut taller old stems back to where the new green foliage is but not flush to the soil.  It's not critical but at least clean out the base by combing through with your hands. 

Hey!  Get to bed. Do you know what time it is?  

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