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Salvia Hotlips

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 10:59

Morning BLACKBIRD 3

Hot lips is hardy, easy and obliging.  You can prune to tidy during the summer if you like....flowers are constantly being,produced.

However, prune autumn or spring.  Spring is prob best. Cut  as hard as you like but maybe by half .  When you prune take cuttimgs .....take them now if you like. They  will root by mid September and provide you  with good size plants next year. M

Whats happening?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 08:12

Pansyface

Well done for writing that. You have said,it all.  It is foolish to  pretend things will always take care of,themselves.  A Will is essential.

Wise words Smokin.  Nicely expressed  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 08:05

Morning everyone 

Hebe Help!!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 07:59

Two things spring to mind. Dokane

First, hebes really do like sun.  However, as lomg as you get at least 4 hours of sunlight...?

Secondly, clay soil?   Not ideal..  Hebes like free draining soil

You can take cuttings now.  Then you can grow a new hebe in a sunnier spot

Some hebes flower late inn the summer ...e.g. Autumn glory.....so you may have one of those but all mine have flowered already 

Companion planting

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 23:32

Agree about the smell of melons ........delicious

All my onions......red and white are now dug up and drying in the sun.  All looking good and healthy.  Just remember to turn every now and then. 

Huge crop of tomatoes too.  Beetroot ready too.  Just regret not growimg sweet corn this year.......the perfect summer for,them.  I did put  some in for a friend but she (lazily and frustratingly) didn't water them at all during all that heat.  There was enough for an army   Cant really complain...it's been a bountiful summer 

Love  growing all sorts but veg and fruit , well, yum yum.  Plenty of pears to come but not too many apples on my solitary egremont  russet.this year.  Probably because it underwent a bit of drastic surgery last year

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 20:53

Fascinating.........Wont be adopting one though David 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:36

Lyn, mine as been flowering simce May.  Cut it back to re energise it for rest of the summer 

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:09

Nikki, it will look good for a while yet,that sword foliage is great for contrast Just cut out flowered stems to the base to tidy it up......a job I need to do ASAP 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:06

Always checking out ideas fidget?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:05

Lovely day.....even hot at times 

Oh dove!  I checked out that buddleia.....now I want it   Where does it go?  Have to find room too for white hydrangea.  Back to planning Board.  Cut more,out of grass I guess or out of veg plot.

 

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