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My flowers ..

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:54

Easy peasy Bloodrose from seed.

sow in late winter/early spring.,,you will get lots of plants with a wide colour and pattern range.  

Must be grown in full sun.....In pots in hot well drained spots in the garden 

My flowers ..

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:18

Hmm!  Took pics of echinaceas and only one published.

this is Summer Sky.  Proving to be pretty hardy after 4 or maybe 5 years

gazanias Bloodrose......another

They are hardy here and usually flower in the winter too.  When sun is out so are gazanias and they shine; cloudy or sun sets = closed flowers


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 14:06

PP be very careful on opening that parcel of grasses.  They usually harbour a little pest called the itch causes severe rashes and fit like reactions. 

Best to forwad package to me and I will vet it for you.  Always best to be safe than sorry 

Stringy Beetroot

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 14:00

Great minds Busy...

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 13:41

Gotta laugh then Nanny's he going to sit down ? 


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 13:39

B3, last year I posted pics of different grasses

from the blood red leaves that shine in the heat, to the stately majestic golden oats grass, to the wonderful blue of elymus magellanicus, to the billowing clouds of deschampsia, tennuissima and hordeum jubatum,,to the late summer flowering miscanthus to the summer long flowering calamagrostis, to the classy mounds of hakonechloa....all are tactile and garden enhancing.  Add the beautiful fibre optic grass, Scirpus cernuus that actually reflects light on its tips like myriads of little lanterns....what more could you want?

.....oh!  Did I say I like grasses ? 

Stringy Beetroot

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 13:28

E21, did you water them well?  Regularly?  Did they dry out? 

Beetroot like a regular supply of moisture 

My flowers ..

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 13:26

More HOT 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 13:04

No gardening but back from a quick dip......will people never learn? 

the sun is hot yet people...sorry visitors mainly....are looking like lobsters and still sunbathing.   They will be in great pain tonight and for several days . They feel the coolness coming from the sea and not realise how strong those rays are perhaps. 

Way back in aussieland we were taught to respect the sun...get brown yes.  Never get burnt 

Shall I carry on with these seedlings?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:52

Wakeshine, they are fine.  You won't know the exact colours until they flower, being seed raised, but, yes, as aym said, keep them 

they will not need too much warmth so outside for sure in pots...not into the ground.  Keep them free from out for the small guys under your pots.  Every day lift up your pots to check for them.  They will be there 

i think they have every chance of flowering next year but I would pot on again rather than plant out until spring.

delphiniums are certainly worth it.  I have several clumps that flowered profusely and many of them are now about to flower again...I will post pictures in a few days.  I fully expect them to flower again in late September...if anyone disagrees I will post more pics delphiniums can be full value plants.

The critical time for delphiniums is when new shoots appear in spring so in pots they will have a far better chance.  A few.....half a dozen ...pellets evenly distributed around the crowns, not too close, is effective.  An overdose of them will simply attract the blighters. 

confidence, optimism and sensible precautions will enable you to grow beautiful delphiniums.  Early staking too, of course 

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