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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:38

Planted out parsley, more lettuce and planted out gaillardia goblin and osteospermum Greek variegated ......lovely pure white sparkling plant to front a purple plant

strim and mowing order

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:34

A no brainer.  Strim or edge first then mow.  Mowing then tidies it all and creates a neat edge.  Why mow first????

Giant Lupin Aphid

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:31

Could not do without lupins.  In full flower they are wonderful 

2 belfast sinks to use

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:29

I have a few old ceramic kitchen sinks.  I covered them with a tufa mix a few years ago......cement and peat......and they now look like old stone troughs.

currently I grow nemesis, diascias, pelargoniums etc in them but I intend to use them for alpines thus autumn.  

For each trough you need to plant similarly required conditions.  once grew a few alpines but will research again to grow some little "gems" there.   A trough could house  6 to 8 alpinews and look fantastic.

whether you use your sinks for ponds or alpines is your choice.  Why not have one pond and one alpine for now.  

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:18

sunpatiens are a vigorous......very vigorous ......and disease resistant type of Busy Lizzie.  I'm not really an annual fan but these look good for containers.  I have not long planted some...Magenta....in outside trough  and theor vigour is obvious.  Got white arriving this week too .

euphorbia?  Rubra...varieties of it.....and polychroma are superb.  As is Tasmanian Tiger.  Griffithii is a weed.  

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 08:30

Nothing better in the shade though for flowering.  Trying sanpatiens this year .......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 08:29

Misty here but that will burn off quickly.  26 degrees forecast for South East ....more pleasant temps here I think 

salvia Guanajuato and Agastache Sangria coming today. Told that heleniums wont be dispatched until end of April.......cold nights apparently have delayed their growth.  my heleniums are already several inches tall. 

Prob not much gardening today.....will,cut grass cut again later though.  What better smell than that of newly cut grass?

have good day everybody 

 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 23:52

Once made a pink Busy Lizzie ball ha ging basket ....looked amazimg. ,I had a load of cuttings from a friend for it so cost me nowt. 

Pinching out

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:49

Yes.  For sure.  Pinch out cosmos and do so a couple of times at least.  More flowers, sturdier growth and bushier.  

Rhododendron black spots?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:47

The leaves will,drop off anyway 

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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