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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:57

Same situation here at the other end of the country rain and even when suggested it remains dry. However I'm happy with that. Painted a wall ( last evening)  and fence (this morn)  knowing it will stay dry    The garden, apart from containers, is coping well without rain. So rain, rain stay away for me 

Hope those poorly will improve ASAP and those with issues can cope with them. 


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:24

Which gaillardia is that David?   Perennial?  I have just the one variety....first year for me......and I plan to lift and divide soon and keep dry under cover 

When & how do blackcurrents need to be pruned

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:20

I think the advice is fairly similar but common sense too.  Birds will soon get the over ripe fruit so picking for me takes place over a 2 to 3 week period.  So satisfying though to remove a branch covered in fruit 

Cuttings Advice Please

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:14

For me  Fairygirl is spot on.  Apart from coleus that I needed to keep moist, all,the others listed need to be dryish when the colder darker weather arrives.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:39

Thanks folks. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:00

Lyn, how is your mum?   Worrying  I know.  Thoughts are with you.  

Saw my mum today. I was a little shocked by her ....asked the nurses why she seems to have deteriorated over past couple of days .  Expressed my view that she should not be grouped with obviously serious dementia patients.  Trying to keep cool but it's not my nature to be tactful when thi gs clearly are not quite right.  I'm convinced a percentage of hospital staff are arrogant and dismissive of old "difficult" patients.  They lack basic kindness some of them ..can't see me not speaking up tomorrow if things are the same.  


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:55


Nice warm and bright here. ,slightly breezy but pleasantly warm one.  

Dont think we ever lost summer down here sInce May    The Indian summer doesn't start until next month, technically, does it?   But I'm sure  we will have one.  

Whatever you decide  Fairy I hope it all works out well.  My feeling is that a few power seeking politicians in Scotland have divided 2 nations.  And even if Scotland do vote no there will be resentment down here about the extra money per head that the scots already get and destined to get even more.  I wonder how Scots would feel if the English voted to become independent of Scotland? Economically I think both England  amd Scotland will suffer whichever way the vote goes.   So many serious and dangerous  issues in the  world  .....this referendum seems frivolous in comparison 

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:19

Hee hee hee.....always honest me 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:17

Meant to take a picture but salvia uliginosa, helenium Moreheim beauty and grasses make a lomg lasting attractive and easy combo.  (uliginosa has pale blue and white flowers for most of,the summer and autumn at a height of well over 7')


When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:11

it's a similar plant to salvia Leucamthemum.....same sort of root system and habit.  So,  you can cut it hard back, lift it, trim,the roots just a little and replant.  however, I would not replant it outside but pot it up into a 3 or 5 litre pot and overwinter in a GH.  

Best process is to take cuttimgs now ....very very easy.....AND dig up your plant.  your cuttimgs will reproduce your 7' salvia bush next year.  

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