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Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:59

Blue boa is a little hardier than black adder I think.....certainly easier to propagate as every one seems to grow and more rounded leaves. Serrations develop on older leaves...I.e. As opposed to fresh new leaves ...and Yviestevie just rub the leaves of blue boa. They are aromatic as are most agastaches.  

black adder and one or two other agastaches are showing now in the garden.

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

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:45

Yviestevie, I resemble that remark 

Aftercut all in one - URGENT!!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:19

Well, it does seem you have overdone it Shamrock.  Make sure you water it well in. No, if you only have such a small lawn, I,wouldn't add to the dosage.  

its also a little early I think to feed your lawn.  Better to wait a month.  See what it looks like then because the lawn may not respond to early feeding anyway


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:11

You growing them for next year little-Ann?  

They look good right now.  Pot them individually now.  When growing well....prob couple or three weeks.....nip out tops.  I pinch out 3 or 4 times.  Best then planted out in rows 30 cm apart and then transplanted to their final positions in September

My wallflowers on average are 60 cm plus and are excellent specimen 

Ideas for metal trough

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 12:38

My idea is best SarSpud 

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

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 12:37

bought couple bags of farmyard manure but what exactly is it now?  I don't think it is anything to do with horse/cow droppings as it once was.  Looked over the bags and the description is very vague so I think it's just recycled vegetation.(????). Not sure it's as valuable for mulching either 


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 12:33

Pottie, I'm not daft you know.  I'll be wearing  my glasses 

brightening up dressed potted fuschias, perennial heliotropes, cannas, hostas, peaches, and others.  Potted on argyranthemums and aeoniums Schwarzkopf.   

Bought fish blood and bone and farmyard manure (?).  ...cue for a new thread!

Ideas for metal trough

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 12:27

Drill holes and plant alpines.  White, grey or blue gravel as a dressing and it will look superb


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:43

Oh.....and those donut seeds 


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:35

Hello forkers

colder today.  Overcast.  Hmmmmmm! 

Expect to sow carrots, beetroot, spring onions etc later this week.  Aiming for this Friday at about 9 am. 


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