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GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:55

Why does Santa have 3 gardens?   

So he can say ho ho ho.    ...........ok ok ok.  Off the cuff y'know 

Why does father Christmas crack jokes?   So he can slay..sleigh ..you with them .........just told someone this joke and the expression was not good. Must be good though cos I'm still laughing.  Its the way I tell em......    

I'll get my coat, shall I?..............

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:46

Looks great value to me gardengirl. An eye for a bargain?  

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:44

I grow a few heathers but used to grow a lot more.  I "tired" of some of them but now I'm drawn to growing more of them again.

Dont like them in isolation ...I.e as single plants......so I have three smallish beds of them...........foxhollow with yellow foliage, Ann Sparkes with reddish foliage and Springwood  white, all carneas.  Easy, evergreen and flowering during the winter so what could be better? 

So, two questions.......what did you grow that you dont now but would like to again? Heathers? Like em or loathe em?  (oooo, I could have earned bonus points here for two threads in one )

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:35

Got a bed of winter flowerimg heathers now showing their first flowers?  Love heathers.  Used  grow a lot more....now itching to grow,more again 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:30

Woody, yes I think mollycoddling probably the reason for tulips not coming up year after year

However, they mostly carry some virus....don't they?.....so maybe this is a factor too

Hiya punkdoc.  Is it the darkness now?  Gets to me somewhat too.  I tend to improve in the new year 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 11:29

Woody, I grow tulips too af the ends of where the runner beans grow.  Ironically, these always come up every year.  They are walked on in the summer....obviously underground then.....but they are happy there.  Two things....it is bit drier there and they are "neglected".  It is in the poorer soil that they seem to survive so I have a border that's used for growing tender plants in poorish soil in full sun all day long and where tulips seem to do well and it is here where I will be adding more.  

Corny I know, but I have planted yellow wallflowers with purple tulips...expect a treat in mid spring.   That's the beauty of gardening......always something to look forward to 

Congratulations  KEF.  Freebies always nice 

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:18

Gill21

No need to feed your buddleia usually but if you cut it severely .......which won't hurt it; I have done plenty of them......I would give it a feed, maybe fish blood n bone, in spring.  Just make sure cuts are as clean and neat as possible

You can't really stop it growing over your window by feeding but just prune any wayward branches as they appear.  Your new growth, and subsequent growth, will not be as thick as wood you are cutting now. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:10

Dsvid, the  sunflower picture is mesmerising.  As you said, shape and pattern is perfect.  Pure relaxation to look at it.

(think this thread will outlast every other) 

Chaenomeles won't budge

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:04

I know.  It's a survivor but if a decent plamting area is created for replacement by digging out everything seen then any suckers can be "gyphosated" 

Red Robin (Photnia)

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 08:56

Well, dove.  That could have been me sayIng that!  Exactly what I would do 

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