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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:26

I too think white spectabile is classy.  In the cool and in front of Heuchera blackberry Jam it looks superb. Incidentaly, Blackberry Jam is fast becoming my fav Heuchera.  It  shines as though covered in a clear lacquer.

Just got back from seeing a friend in hospital and, although in a serious state, seems to be improving.  

Warm, sunny, calm weather now.  Picked a huge lettuce......looks mighty tasty 

 

 The earlier talk of cannas has prompted me to get a couple more planted in the ground.  One big plus about cannas is that, although their leaves are large, they are tough and rarely damaged by pest, wind etc. so they look good even out of flower. 

 

 

 

Perennial Planting

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:13

Orchid lady,

I would not plant out until next spring.  I would repot several times when you see roots at the base of the pot. I would not cut any plants but would pinch out growing points.  I would do this 3 or 4 times, probably when repotting.

If you could delay plantImg out until next spring you will then have good size, strong plants to thrive immediately on planting.

Keep pots outside, slug free...check daily under the pots for those little slugs..and weed free and, ideally out of strong summer sun.

I would remove any flower stems too....concentrate on growth.  It's how I do it. No weak or under size plamts are ever planted out by me;   Only those in 2 litre or larger and growing vigorously.

Patience and you will not lose these plants.  you will next  year have full size floriferous  plants for your garden.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:22

Happy birthday Clari.  

Its lovely and warm here Orchid Lady. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:13

Liy, if you want a plant to take over your garden then get euphorbia fireglow.  It is a THUG.  It will semd roots down and wide and push up amongst everything else.  I removed mine 

Punkdoc, happy birthday for tomorrow.  I understand the need to reduce your meds......not because I take any but depression, etc., can often take a hold on me.  I think everyone suffers to an extent these days.  For me, the garden is a place of solace, peace and grounding.  

Cannas are a favourite of mine too in mid summer through to autumn.  I have them as large clumps in the ground as well as in large pots.  Just 3 basic varieties ....Durban, Pretoria (I think) and another with dark purple leaves.  Now have a dozen clumps.  Love the foliage but it's the flowers often at 9' high that are so exotic. Think they are possibly hardier than dahlias

It's dry.....will plant out the other half of Astrantia Roma that I split last autumn. Already a large clump with lots of flowers opening. And it's free!  

 

 

Grandmas Garden

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:20

David,

Get a few regal lilies and pop them into a pot.  They will provide beautiful white flowers but a wonderful garden-filling scent in June and July.  They can remain in pots or planted out in the garden when ready for future years.  Your grandma will love the scent 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:15

I can do that 

Who`s a reliable mail order plant supplier

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:12

There are several lesser known but excellent on line suppliers, superior to crocus in my opinion, that have been mentioned here and on other threads.  It means plants that hitherto may have seemed uncontainableavailable ore widely available.  

My local GC ....a well known national chain.....seems more limited on range of plants supplied.  It's "click and collect" service ...designed to secure desired plants for customers......is poor.  Good on line suppliers are willing and able to provide this service

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:05

Lovely plants amd gardens folks.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:02

Must be an ongoing worry Dove.  And disruptive to your own routine and plans.  Sorry you missed out on your ice cream.....I'll try and eat one, or two, for you today.  I really don't mind doing that for you 

Chelsea...........now and then

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 07:59

Well, as usual, several gold medals for Cornish nurseries.  (boast, boast )

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