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colour scheme

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 18:24

Limelight gets to be a pretty big plant yvieestevie and, as I understand it (only just planted one) will flower from July right through to late autumn.

white at the back is good too......I have a white Buddleia behind berberis atro nana that looks effective and a solanum album behind physocarpus Diablo 

Fig tree is out of control

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 18:10

I would cut back as hard as possible right now.  its unlikely you will kill it.

i would then begin an annual pruning regime.  Fig trees are handsome things when covered in leaf.

Big Onions

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:27

Well,you can get any of these seeds online and quickly.  

Feeding and good soil conditions needed to.  If I remember it was high nitrogen in first half of the season and then high potash as onions swelled. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:23

I remember that film Busy...for the same reasons.  Marian Faithful was easy to have a crush on 

Pants!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:21

A woman had lost her keys in our local store.  Panicked like mad.  she had checked everywhere and I said to check her clothing.  Not pockets but in the folds of her oversize coat.  She went into the loo and came out beaming.  she comments every time I see her now.......see, being a hero is easy 

no joke though.... A  friend couldn't get into her garage so I had to lever the wooden doors apart constantly crushing my hand in the process as they repeatedly spring back .  Don't usually swear but the cursing that day was pretty bad ! 

hope you find your keys soon Joyce.

Big Onions

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:09

I have grown Kelsae amd ailsa craig as well as robinsons mammoth in the past from seed sown over the xmas holiday.

not so fanatical now about size now.....smaller,,although not too small, onions seem to ripen better and store better

Big Onions

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:09

I have grown Kelsey amd ailsa craig as well as robinsons mammoth in the past from seed sown over the xmas holiday.

not so fanatical now about size now.....smaller,,although not too small, onions seem to ripen better and store better

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:35

Bit of a slip up there nut 

apart from cold wind it's been a sunny pleasant dry day here.  Not recommending this to others but I cut back STIPA gigantea and the rest of miscanthus today ...they will be just fine down here. Cut lawns ....they havent really stopped growing.  Generally tidying away dead growth.  Dogwoods looking fantastic in the sunshine but they too will be cut down in 3 weeks or so.  Brutal me! 

'mind your own business'

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:29

Glyphosate, if applied carefully and not spilled onto other plants, will kill only green stuff sprayed.

Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:26

Ah Woody......never grown the deciduous ones but contemplated it.  Always felt,blue flowers were never quite so good On gloire de Versailles, etc......what do you think?

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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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