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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:46

Yvie, cannas are an addiction.  Be warned    I grow quite a few 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:28

Hmmmm!  Windy and wet to come...Guess it's the junk food today!  However, it will still be warm 

Another grass lifted and divided.  Gaillardias potted up too.  Grass done.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:21

Will cut grass soon

dug up a large phormium sundowner earlier.  Divided, potted up and replanted.  A mass of roots and foliage.  Although a piece has been replanted this will be an area to revamp to include some plants waiting to move in

pulled out another couple of tomato plants....every single tomato has ripened and provided fruit for several weeks now. 

well, it's dry.  But sunshine?  No not really today.  Cooler.  Autumnly feel.  Almost a shock to the system after such a warm spell of weather.  And rain to come

Choisya Sundance

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:07

Mould plants to how you want them Sandy.....not the other way round.  Plus you learn how plants respond this case that pruning offen is not a mystery or something to be nervous about 

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:05

never really at "maintenance only" plant pauper.  I'm always changing stuff, sometimes on a whim.  

Dug up a large phormium this morning and divided it potting up a few clumps too.  Replanted a piece of it.  However, it will now be an area to re design.  I enjoy the  physicality of digging up large plants anyway.  

I always have ideas to change and improve.....makes me pretty popular when I do this cos I have plants to give away.    I am pretty ruthless though about plants and will discard those that don't earn their corn.  

So...far from "maintenance only" for me 


Choisya Sundance

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 12:54

Sandy, I trimmed my sundance only a couple of weeks but best done in spring.  It is a poor flowerer but grow only for the foliage anyway.

you can cut it pretty hard actually and it will regrow quite quickly.  Done in spring it will recover well.  

I grow choisyas generally as mounded shrubs......a bit like use secateurs to cut thicker branches at first.  In mid summer you can use shears to smarten it up.  

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 12:42

Lee,,yes they will be fine.  Use john innes though

standishii is a favourite of mine 


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 22:16

the aussies only won because they scored more points than us.   What sort of refereee is it that allows that to happen? 


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:51

Don't know why I'm watching the rugby......England are being hammered 

Feeding camellias and rhododendrons

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:32

No Lena.  Just keep them watered.  I would feed in early spring.  Again in mid summer if you feel they need it.  

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