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What grows in dark/dry areas?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:03

I would go for ferns and busy lizzies.  Simple, easy, floriferous throughout the summer months and elegant. For me pots of same colour busy lizzies too and white has to be for at least one pot.  

Potting up Agapanthus

Posted: Yesterday at 12:58

I would separate them now.  Pot up individually in pots just sufficient to support roots.

  The best agapanthus I grew were in the garden in god soil but they occupied too big a space.....too big in winter where nothing else could grow.  However, they do need watering, feeding etc. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:42

Potty, saw it too.  Will get it before you ...........

Ornamental grass and ground elder

Posted: Yesterday at 08:41

Morning Digger

Yes, that makes sense if you are only renting. ,phalaris is a nice looking grass of course...in others' gardens   It is a good time of year to dig up and spread around

Nice smelly for the house

Posted: Yesterday at 08:38

Choisya near the front or back door emits strong orange/vanilla fragrance for several weeks in spring and early summer.  Heliotrope (Arbo Chatsworth) will provide wonderful scent from mid summer...again near the door or open window.  Pineapple sage and lippia citriodora both release lovely citrus scents when brushed against thus taking the fragrance with ??ou indoors.  Jasmines amd honeysuckles planted near the house will scent indoors on warm still summer days.

Camera Corner

Posted: Yesterday at 08:30

Ha ha David....my type of thinking!

However, on the Towans behind me there are wild orchids not found elsewhere apparently.  I will try to remember to post a picture when they show...usually June I think 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:22

Looking good today.  Feeling warm.   

Visitors blocking our roads again 

Looks like rain though on Sunday evening but we may miss it......the wet weather may not reach us

Runner beans have germinated, parsley too.  Bit late this year though 

Hope everyone has happy day 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:20

For reasons of sentiment.....the Hillsborough anniversary....I would love to see Liverpool win the league.  I think they are destined to win this year and they are they are the neutral's choice too. And they have a strong English contingent in their squad 

Cap on soil

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:15

I too would use a cultivator.  Scratching into the top 3" is ideal and then mulch.  

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:13

Much as I respect your views Mike I have to disagree with ??ou.

Grass mowings as a mulch around plants is a big NO from me.  They will produce grass weeds for ever and a day.

I once had a brainwave.  I would mulch rhubarb, runner beans and others with my grass mowings.  I still have grass weeds  growing in my veg patch.

Mixing mowings with other compost is best way I think....and turned regularly 

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