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Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:21

Prize?  What prize?  Surely I Should have won that? 

I ordered Tawney King Dove?  Wanted Wrexham Gold but not in stock right now.  

Divided lobelia hadspen purple this morning.  Lovely plant.  Should set off helenium double trouble behind. My divided viola plants 

Very mild here but dampish at times.

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:11

Mine, including a damaged one, are at least 60 cm tall.  

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:09

Got to say I thought Monty pronounced it nip hofia.  He emphasised the word NIP.  Anyway, he is persuasive or has something about him......I have ordered couple of pokers despite not ever really liking them.  Prob setting is everything so I've already established a spot to,disguise the foliage but see those late  summer pokers

Heathers Going Brown

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:17

Use ericaceous john Innes.  I think it's the lime in your soil.  I don't grow vulgaris because, although my soil is neutral, it's too alkaline for them.  Carneas thrive here ...they don't mind lime.

i wouldn't add perlite either


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:14

Could hide it between Agastache black adder, Buddleia buzz ivory to one side, taxus coppershine in front and pittosporum Irene Patterson on other side.  The foliage would not be seen but flowers would be.  


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:10

Morning Fiona . Warm welcome 


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:02

I remember you asking about it Dove.  It's the foliage I don't like...too coarse 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:00

Basically think of your late flowering they flop for you? get too leggy?  sedums and heleniums esp benefit from cutting back in spring.  It's not quite the same as pinching back which I do on everything....this is just to encourage busyness and discourage single main stems.  

Heathers Going Brown

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 07:55

Omthree, first thought was your compost.  Did you use ericaceous compost?  Vulgaris do not like lime


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 07:53

hello forkers

damp but looking to brighten up.  Feeling quite warm though

tempted by Monty's poker planting last night so ordered a couple for my garden.  Now I'm not sure because kniphifias have never really appealed to me.  But I thought between a tall blue Agastache and a white pittosporum where it could look quite good 

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 11:41

Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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