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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:12

Fishy, my "addiction" is....or was.....anger.   So destructive, never cures anything and is all consuming.  Anger is a very easy emotion because it allows you to disguise the deeper stuff.   And boy, did I get angry!  

None  of us can judge another .  Hopefully we can try to empathise 

New Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants query

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:03

soney,

No, don't plant them out   Keep in those pots outside until frosts beckon then overwinter in greenhouse. Don't pot on now.Rudbekias are hardier but still leave until early spring.  Rudbekias can then be planted out

Echinaceas are different, ESP the new varieties.  You should pot on in spring and plant out when growth is vigorous or delay planting  out and pot on again.  Dont let them flower before mid summer....let them develop a good strong root system first.  Keep well watered. After mid summer let them flower and they should then flower right through to the frosts.

It's my birthday

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:08

I thought that Philippa.   But someone wished you a  happy birthday .....nameless but lulu ?  ......and didn't want to miss  You out .  

Spike is taking me out for a meal later unless I'm barking up the wrong tree   

coniferous Ash

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:06

Hiya buddyboy, no its just a good place to burn it and will add something 

New English Gardener - 2 Questions

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:02

Campanula and Knautia  Macedonia or scabious chili black

Aster frikartii  Momch with  rudbekia or leucanthemum broadway lights 

Potentillas with gladioli.  Or euphorbia Tasman tiger 

Depending on day lily colour a caryopteris or ceratostigma 

 

New driveway=new bed :-)

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 17:58

Again, I'm suggesting choisya.  Brilliant evergreen rich glossy leaves and white highly scented flowers in spring.  One or two shrubs only.  Maybe a white hydragea as well.  Or white potentilla for white flowers throughout summer.  

Ideas for replacement shrub needed

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 17:48

Holly there for me.  Golden King would look,superb there.  Hopefully a bare rooted specimen will be available over the winter but large potted ones too.  Love the hollies 

It's my birthday

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 17:44

Woof!  Woof! It's my birthday today ......said spike  my 11 year old lab.  

(he has a table full of goodies and a card.   A card?  Amd I have to read it out to him soon? )

Happy birthday Hogweed 

And to Philippa     Hope ??ou had great days 

 

Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 17:37

No autumn is still far away   Hot again today and the forecast is for similar.  Don't want to contemplate the end of summer 

coniferous Ash

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 17:33

Interesting.  I have a 6 or 7' stump of a very tarry oily fir cut down last year.  This autumn it should burn well I think on my veg patch .

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