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Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:08

Used to have mice but I sent them all to Tetley 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:07

The classiest politician anywhere is Michelle Obamah.   I have a feeling she will be President one day.  Did the Democrats miss a trick here? 

I would like to see a lady president ....Clinton though?  No. 

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 10:34

Ok Newb

then go for any of the nemerosa types of salvia...(as shown in Busy's picture) ....slight colour differences but essentially similar.  All hardy, just thought  you wanted something a tad more spectacular.  So many variations on nemerosa but don't get fixated on any particular variety....they are, as I said, very similar So get what is available at the GC or shop online to choose exactly what you want 

similar to these salvias,  check out veronica spicata varieties.  Shades of light blue to almost purple as well as pink, white and red.  Same spikes you are after but longer flowering.  Some confuse veronica with salvia nemerosa but they are different enough to warrant growing both.  I grow both because they are good garden plants...just prefer the spectacular ones 

P.s. An advantage with veronicas is that they divide so easily and flower so quickly after division.  From one plant I have several and have given several away.  A nice big clump therefore in a couple of years 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 09:05

Nice sensible words Hazel. 

Agree with the optimism/pessimism thing......thinking positively and trying to keep a smile instead of a frown makes for an easier life   Being hopeful instead of being negative 

hope everyone has a good day 

Last edited: 09 November 2016 09:08:15

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:53

"Nice plant".  "Attractive scene" .........

I grow and enjoy May Night and other similar varieties but compared to other salvias I grow, many are still flowering, it is not long flowering ...the question asked. 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:47

We have sneered so often about the Americans, always describing them as war mongers and riding rough shod over everyone else.   well, if they do leave NATO. (they will not) and concentrate on putting themselves first maybe we will appreciate what we had with them. 

Hopefully the rhetoric that marked Trump will now stop.  

time will tell.  Wild speculation will not help 

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:23

May Night is like many such salvias.  Not all summer long in my opinion, needs clipping in mid summer to promote a second flush of flowers. Many salvias will just keep flowering.   Hardy and neat.

lacks the impact of some other salvias reaching about 60 cm when in flower.  Nice plant but not special.

However, grow it with euphorbia polychroma in late spring... they cross over then, yellow and blue making an attractive scene.   

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 07:45

looks like Trump has won the battle between 2 unpopular candidates but it wont change anything.

That "wall" will not be built nor will any of his extreme measures be acted upon

Let's not knock the American people......for the huge majority a big change was needed.  They voted with hope in mind

no need for any of us to panic or indulge in any wild imaginings 

...just announced Trump has won !

Last edited: 09 November 2016 07:47:01

Agapanthus and frost.

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 07:38

Not a conclusion you can jump to DAN. 

I suspect they are not hardy.

i would cover with a cloche or keep in a cold frame 


Posted: 09/11/2016 at 07:34

Tetley, trimmed from the start leylandii are shown in your picture.   Very difficult though to reclaim any part that is woody or bsre 

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