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Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:14

Just messaged you Rose

I would not mix but prefer to plant one variety.  It will look better either as a hedge or in blocks.  Munstead is hardier I think and better as a hedge for me but Hidcote as isolated plants lok nice because foliage is more silver.

No don't think any,lavendar is a "thug".  All need cutting back after flowering, quite hard in fact, and then they remain compact and good looking....like me 

Outside overwintered Geraniums

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:10

Have a few outside and they look good.....always leave some outside over winter here.  .  Yep, cut back but I would wait just a couple of weeks longer.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:07

Been a pretty good day here today...some drizzle but mainly dry and warm.  

Plumbing done today so had to keep an eye on plumber and his mate.  It's the hanging around that drives me craaaaaaazy.  They never come on time do they? 

Keeping an eye on the weather forecast this week to see if the trend is continuing to be warm.  If so some plants will go out.  

Warching the final part of the Widower tonight.  What a lovely decent fellow he is   Must be hard for the families of those involved to see. 

Will dig up an old jasmine tomorrow and replace with clematis Grandiflora my fav of the Montanas.  white flowers and strongest scent.  

What's Your Favourite Gardening Book?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:55

Books by Christopher Lloyd ...the well tempered garden, for example.  Relaxing, informing and inspiring.  

Talkback: New Zealand flatworms

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:38

Not nice then!  

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:37

A good wash and scrub with hot soapy water or simply buy another if it's too bad 

Talkback: New Zealand flatworms

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:44

I think I read somewhere that these flatworms carry a caustic "sap".  Anyone know if this is true?  

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:13

Nice post Mike. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID K.  

A List of Important Chemicals.

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 08:16

Very informative Mike 

Re magnesium I am a great believer in Epsom salts for all sorts of reasons.  As a routine spay on tomatoes, slightly chlorotic looking plants and as a boost to tired looking Rhodos, Camelias etc.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 08:10

Hello FORKERS

looking bright and sunny right now.  Feels warm.  

Fasting KEF?  After brekkie I will fast until lunchtime.    As a student I tried to emulate a colleague by fasting one day a week.  I lasted maybe 3 weeks.  It was very difficult. 

Warm week to come I think 

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