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Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:54

It is a runner Macava......its a risk for sure 

What'll I do with me hostas

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:31

Bread knife for me too .......hostas seem to thrive on regular division and it keeps them compact.  Hostas grow so fast usually

Pick A Flower

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:28

If I had to pick just one right now it would be Agastache Mandarin.  

had you asked me over late winter I too would prob have gone for a hellebore .....a pale double yellow variety that flowers for ages outside kitchen window. 

Oops! gone for 2 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 09:39

Morn Lyn

yes all perennial grasses.  Glad your cali worsits have germinated.  Thingamebobs too! 

Trimming Cypress

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 09:37

Morning Ben

firstly, you cannot cut into old wood.  Always cut leaving a green shoot or two on each branch.  I don't think you are going to be able to trim back to 3'.  

Your neighbour's side may remain green but you will see only brown wood so you need to compromise.  Talk to your neighbour...he seems to know what he's doing.

try to aim for an angle...a slight narrowing from bottom up so the top is narrower.  

I think its a bit late now if you are in a cold area so best tackled in spring.  

new growth is quick, esp in spring. 

Good luck 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 09:27

Yvie, twynings after eight is superb. Mine is 6' plus and more across and been flowering since mid summer.  White...slight touch of pink on black foliage.  Will be dividing mine later in the year

lou12, here it is essentially a sunny garden with areas of dappled shade.  most grasses like some sun but molinias, imperatas, carex, deschampsias, miscanthus will be fine in shadey areas.  Hackonechloa varieties excell in shade...light up the border.  Arrhenattherum too.....clean  white leaves in winter and early spring.  Lovely.  Carex Testacea as well.  

is it worth the extra?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 07:51

But Plantauper wouldn't you like to get the odd not so available varieties?  To see  new varieties growing in your garden?  

Got my toolback back 


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 07:33
Hello forkers
Lovely still bright morning. Looking wonderful smilies for me on ipad. Anyone else missing theirs?


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 23:56
Looks like the toolbar has disappeared...again !

is it worth the extra?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 23:51
Forget the photos in any of the magazines.
Research your plants,,what you really want in your gardens. If the varieties you really want..usually online or at local nurseries.....are more expensive then go for them. Actually I find they are not more expensive but they are better in every way.
You will never get other than the usual plants in the supermarkets.....fine if that's what you want. It's hjghly satisfying to me when a not so common plant grows well in my garden.....the whole quality of the garden improves.
So, yes, getting something better is worth the extra

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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