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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:58

Wallflowers are perennials...short term...but usually grown as biennials.  However, they will and do flower the following year too.  I have a couple that were ideal where they were so have enjoyed them again.  However, I dont think they are as good.  First year plants grown as specimens in their own right flower profusely.  will try and take a photo or two tomorrow 

How to thicken up a privet hedge...

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:53

.....and cut it so that the top is less wide than the bottom. 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:16

The White dicentra just lights up the garden. I have one next to coppery red foliaged astilbe and contrast is, to my mind, quite startling 

thanks Dove 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:04

Hostafan, how many different varieties do you have?  I have several large cannas...some very large.......but prob only 4 varieties.  

just cut the lawns ........they look nice and lush but was hoping for some rain today or overnight but I think it will pass us by again. 

My damaged dicentra that I recovered to a pot is flowering so it's gone into the garden 

been involved in helping a friend's relative who has severe depression.  Won't open his door, threatens suicide and refuses to answer his mobile.  However, I managed to take his son with me and we got a measure of success.  Taking his medicines and talking.  He was like this 10 years ago, went without food and eventually needed hospital treatment.  However, he is a grown man and demands a lot of attention and time so have suggested his doctor visit him again and assess the situation.  Sad really.  Depression so deep is difficult to resolve 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:31

Ha ha 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:28

I'll wait for Edd to provide a picture for me 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:26

Undecided....a chihuahua crossed with a St. Bernard...".will it be big or small?   Dont want to make a mistake 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:23

Thought radishes were red runny 

Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:21

It's the best generated within the compost bin that counts rewolfnus. 

Christine, whenever you plant something mix in compost in the planting hole then mulch with same stuff.  Gradually you will improve the soil.  You need to grow what your conditions support...if you have acidic soil then grow acid lovers.  If your soil is neutral or alkaline then grow plants suitable for it.  Mulching is excellent but mpc is not ideal for thst.......mushroom compost, manure, bark chips is good 

To pinch out or not pinch out?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:14

I pinch most everything.  It makes a big difference to the quality of the plant 

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