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from pot to garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:09

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

You will have 2 views on this contentious subject so I'll give mine...again.   Dont plant bamboo.....any bamboo ..in your garden.  I dont care what variety it is , just don't.  

Ironically, bamboos will take over your garden but suffer in a pot.  Don't release that thug.  If it's the worst of the thuggish kind you will surely regret planting it out.

My onion stems aren't drying out

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:00

It's a bit late to try and dry those onions properly.Adrian.  They will not store too long

My onions have been drying for  past 4 weeks.......red and "white" .  Had a nice red one today with a large piece of cheese 

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:49

Cotty, broke a fork just a couple of weeks ago.  Break secateurs every year.  Trowels just don't last for me either. Need another lopper too  as I broke that early in the  spring.   Snapped a good stainless stele spade last autumn digging up a conifer.  Truth is I am heavy handed, impatient and reckless.  I have rather a reputation for breaking tools .....can anyone here lend me a couple ?  

I tend to assess tools as I see them.....usually if they come with a guarantee.  

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:38

Agreed then......loads of white flowers for late summer garden 

(convolvulousn  cneorum has a few white flowers too,  solanum album,  jasmine and buddleia buzz ivory)

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:49

Lovely aren't they fairy?    Got another ...black negligee ....to add to my own little,collection. 

Im getting  impatient now to get plants moved and some of the bigger ones planted but it's a shame to break up a garden full of flower,  however, next best is to order my veg seed so I'll get on with that 

Help please Identifying a plant

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:14

Cuttings too.....never divided my guaras but I  leave them in the ground here over winter   

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:09

Agree with white foliage or white variegated  foliage for white garden.

White grasses like Arrhenatherum bulbosum which is superb in the winter garden.  White Heuchera snowstorm.  Arabis  FerdinandI coburgi is a delightful white and green mound with white flowers in spring.  Silver greys like helichrysum (curry plant), artemisia Powys castle, and dwarf santolinas and euryops acraeus can give body to white garden

 

 

Cutting back

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:59

MrsM

Just cut flowered stems.  

Marguerites are slightly tender......still time to fake cuttings.  Just.  

Look for non flowering side shoots ....may be difficult as almost  every shoot flowers......and insert into half perlite and had mpc.  Cover with polythene bag and keep warm. ,cuttings  should root quickly to make full size floweriing plants next year 

 

Dead Heather?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:45

I much prefer the winter  heathers....they flower longer  af a time when colour is scarce.  I grow a few patches of them including a variety called foxhollow that has bright yellow foliage, pinkish flowers in late winter and orange new shoots in spring and early summer.  Anne Sparkes ...orange foliage...and Vivelli ....dark almost purple foliage  are worth looking out for.  as a change of shape, look out for a "tree" variety called Alberts Gold.  There are a few different types of winter  heather ...some more erect, some low spreading.  Flowers from white to red. A simple light shearing off of the flowers so low maintenance. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:27

Morning folks.  Beautiful morning......mist has lifted.  70 degrees forecast, again 

Went around first thing deadheading dahlias      Opening flowers on miscanthus still glistening with dew in the sun.  All silent though 

Envious of all that ground you have Busy

Have good day everybody 

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