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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:11

Lyn, yes a bit like that.  Waiting for what seems inevitable but all too real.  .?? My mum is a few months away from 93 but it seems so sad and pathetic that she has dementia in such a short time.  I keep.looking at her to make sense of it. 

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:04

Victoria, I have  buzz Ivory.  Superb for colour,,length of flowering, for bees and for butterflies.  it isn't small and next year I would expect it to be 6' plus but that's a lot less than normal buddleias. 

its funny, isn't it, what is liked by some is not by others?  

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:19

Salino I divided Alison Blackman last year and it now thrives in 2 places.  Dividing phormiums enables fresh young rootstocks easily.  I see so many phormiums down here growing as monsters with ugly bare pieces and old tatty colourless leaves

Am I heading for trouble?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:15

Pheo, best to dig up those plugs and overwinter in gh or indoors. they will be much stronger for protection.  Geraniums, lavendar and Rosemary will not like it there yet

Preparing for new lawn in Spring

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:40

You going for a seed mixture called Magic Green Fairy?  

Tulbaghia - wow!

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:36

Yes I grow tulbagai WillDB.  I love em.  Grow one group next to imperata Red Baron ...the foliage contrasts beautifully.  Also with ophiopogon.

I divide a few most years and plant them as a group but always have a pot or two in the gh.  If you feel you may lose them WillDB dig some up and pot them and then plant out in spring.  

Skimmia Japonica Rubella

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:30

I would move it now if ground is not too wet. However, 1.5 metres is not too wide Jo.  Surely you can get a good rootball  without hacking it back.  Get as big a rootball as possible.  If you can move it now it will settle in well before the summer.  I tend to move shrubs now for this reason and it seems a successful ploy. 

Spraying my cherry tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:22

Makes sense to me Edd.  

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:21

Lily Pilly, can you completely remove cherry?  It's what I would recommend.  

Local gc has shrubs on offer to concenitrate on Xmas trees.  Want a white hydrangea so will venture there over weekend.

Discussions started by Verdun

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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Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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