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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:26

Rosemummy, I prune philadelphus every year removing every flowered stem.  Now and fhen I will remove the odd old wood to the base.  It flowers profusely.  Is yours a cutting?  Is it a named variety?  I havent fed mine too often...,belle etoille....but is mulched.  

Allium disappearance?  Sounds like a vole or similar.  Maybe a mesh box around it?

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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 19:18

Tee hee hee . I am naughty aren't I 


Pond Plants with a fountain

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 19:13

You are correct Caroline.

can you place the lily to one side of the pomd?  my fountain and lily co exist very well. However, I recently changed the system......although pumping through the pump the water is diverted to a galvanised watering can where it just pours into the pond.  A hole in the can for the hose,,,,,,sealed with silicon.   

You can adjust your fountain too.....perhaps remove the sorayhead and keep the pump just below the then have a white frothy pulse of water that wont affect your lily.  Or just set fountain at low water rste again to minimise height of spray 

plants like lobelia cardinallis, arum lily, houttynia chameleon, acorus (grass) will do well there caroline

48 perrennials for p&p of £5.98

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 19:01


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

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:04

Dorset .  Your friend clearly was a very nice guy.  Best wishes 

48 perrennials for p&p of £5.98

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:00

Only teasing....well,partially... Sanjy.  Sure you will enjoy your plants.  I guess I lack patience, just a little.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:57

Planted kniphofia Toffee Nosed, moved astrantia star of fire, mulched and enjoyed the hot sunshine.

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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:43

Not you Brenda.......


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:40

Hot afternoon.  Got astrantia star of fire moved.  Got astrantia superstar coming too. Intended to divide jumble hole...the best astrantia....but it's starting to flower and will comtinue all summer.  Planted kniphofia Toffee Nosed and mulched.

mulched rest of hellebores, astrantias, astilbes, veronicastrums and heleniums with dried manure. (Lovely aroma in the car )

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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 14:01

come, come, come!  Are we gardeners not allowed to voice what we think Brenda?  And Little Ann? It doesnt change anything or hurt anyone.   I've  looked back to see what possible offence could have been caused...there is none.  No bad language, no harsh views and no personal attacks.  Compare to the characters in the election campaign.....  Compare to the soaps on tv.  Compare to the folks on your street.  Compare to. ................

by all means be judgemental and reject the forum but it says more about you than us. (Said In the nicest possible way 

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