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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 19:47

Again, agreeing with Nut here.

caryopteris will not thank you for a thick winter mulch that helps hold onto moisture.  A light straw mulch perhaps but the best way to grow caryopteris is to plant is where it is as warm as possible and as free draining as possible.  Prune in spring too not in autumn 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 19:40

Hey Tetley....see my previous answer .  Cheeky 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 19:38

Hey Fairy, Verdun is not bald.   

I will have you know someone locally calls me the "most handsome man in ........"   so there . And when I look in the mirror I think "hey! Pretty good" . Ha ha 

look! Before people get carried away...AGAIN....nothing terrible is happening, nobody is being killed and the ground won't  swallow us up.  Indeed, it will not even affect our lives one bit.  Adult, sensible opinion that's all.  If it offends ignore it as always.  Let those who enjoy these threads well, enjoy them or is that too naive? 

let's not give the powers-that-be the opportunity to censor, remove or ban anyone or anything 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 16:57

Yep, all osteos GD

bottom 2 are tender...take cuttings now

top 2 .....depends on their habit for me to ID.  Are they sprawling or neat compact plants.  if sprawling, spreading they are more hardy...hardy for you and me GD.  Cannington Roy if so and Eklonis whirligig.  They change the names a bit.  I have a giant flowered version of the white Eklonis

I suspect you have a collection of the more tender ones there GD that often do well over the winter here too 

3 different hydrangeas.. where to put em..?!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 15:04

Will be fantastic 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 15:03

Ha ha.  You do make me smile Pansy .  ...of course, you are right 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 15:01

Phew!  Back to the heat with a vengeance....lovely 

trimmed back my autumn planted lavendar hedge...all 40', maybe 50' of it.  It flowered superbly and now it is cut hard to make a neat level barrier between veg patch and path.  My last lavendar hedge lasted 20 years plus by being treated like this 

Hot n bothered now so a quick dip in the sea is calling me 

got a plant parcel from The Secret Garden today....thanks to Happymarion's recommendation a while back.....  Excellent quality and cheap.  If you don't know of this folks check it out 

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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 14:54

As I see it most everybody posted on it   

If the forum is narrowed down to purely garden matters a few more threads will disappear.  

I joined initially because it was a forum for gardening so I will accept it if this is what the bosses decree! 

 when Poldark returns you ladies do get carried away but maybe there wont be a thread for you 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 12:51

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3 different hydrangeas.. where to put em..?!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 12:38

Well, they all look good specimens pokhim 

for me Annanelle should go on the right hand side. similar to paniculata hydrangeas re pruning and flowering on current season's wood 

Snow Queen I would place on the left hand tolerates more sun if given good moisture.

Selina could go on either side 

for all 3 dig in plenty of compost, dried manure, etc., to enrich the planting area and help retain moisture.

Your garden will look fantastic with those plants 

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