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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 18:48


Shocking behaviour aym 

This is a garden forum where such bad language is not allowed 

tut tut tut 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:13

Down at Trelissick gardens perched over  the Fal Estuary this morning and it was very, very warm. sun reflecting on the water, no wind at all.  Idyllic. 

Wall to wall sunshine 

Which grass is this please....?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:08

Looks like Morrowii Variegata......Have to recheck that name but mine is similar.  Yes, a carex variety 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 16:03

Hackonechloa in bloom.   Myriads of tiny purple red flowers trembling even though there is hardly a breeze.  Prob photo wont do it justice but in the sunshine here it is delightful 

Small £1.49 perennials

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:43


good news...they won't be overwhelmed by other plants there and it is a protected spot.

not so good....they will grow mkre quickly and more strongly in pots of compost.

Busy has pinched my words...ha ha...I was about to say dig them up and pot them.

a few walllflowers for now instead?  The spring will arrive soon enough so even a few primulas will give you more colour there 

Pruning a sedum

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:26

 Yes indeed.  Sorry Cloggie 

nothing too technical with sedums.......literally cut back hard by half or so.   the new growth has lost the impetus of spring and grows more sturdy and more slowly 

Pruning a sedum

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:46

Cut them back in late May and sedums will not flop. 

We keep saying this, don't we?  

Pampas grass cortaderia

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 18:27

Philippa, a neighbour has a row of them looking sensational right now during this fine, dry season but    when it gets wet and windy and the flowers go over they look awful.  Then the cutting back.....I offered to do this last year for them so I fully expect the call this time. Thankless task and then nothing...nothing appeal for another 12 months.  

No space for other plants either....fine in a huge garden way at the back 


Posted: 09/10/2016 at 17:50

still see people planting mint in the garden.  On GW I think it was mint was planted in a bottomless pot as usually recommended however I have known it to grow out of the bottom to then spread everywhere. Plant it in a pot with a bottom 

never grown horseradish Keen....will you grow it again? 

Evergreen Shrub Suggestion

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 17:42

abelia kaleidoscope is a lovely plant but it is not robust.  I had 2 but they succombed over winter despite being very mild here.  They are weak plants so best avoided.

Pittosporum Tom Thumb is delightful....gets shiny black in winter.  Nice easy.  Prefer it to Loropetalum....The latter is more sprawling 

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