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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:26

It's the full moon Salino.   I can feel it's effect and it's calling me  

Need ideas to replace my old ceanothus 'tree'

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:19

No do not replant a ceanothus there.  Good garden principle is never to replant with the same.

I would use holly.  Golden King is a superb variety.  Trust me when I say it's a FEMALE variety.  Beautiful variegated folkage, tough, not too slow, berries and a superb natural conical shape.  

guess who's hiding in my compost bin

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:52

Me 

Wind damaged Buddlea

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:48

Fishy,,I am indeed wiser....

 

Transforming a tired overgrown lawn

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:55

Hmmmm

I would level the ground then set about turning it over....weeding, removing stones etc.  now is a good time to start.

Aim to get seed sown in mid September.

So, digging, raking,,raking, raking.  Firming between  rakings by walking on your heels.  When you have a nice surface....tilth.......scatter some granular fertiliser and lightly rake it in.  A week or two later sow your grass seed

Wind damaged Buddlea

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:46

Budleias.....this bloomin spellcheck thingy.  Keeps changing my words ......I cut back as soon as a flower starts to go over working down the branch.  It minimises risk of breakage

Cosmos...again, I pinch back these plants from the start, several times.  This,produces shorter stockier wind resistant plants........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:11

Clari, it's never all peace and plain sailing anywhere.  We are lots of human beings with different views and feelings.  It's the way  the world is.  

However, I think the forum is pretty good 

Hostas/slugs

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:01

part of my pot display...begonia firecracker alongside

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55953.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Hostas/slugs

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:59

hosta with imperata

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55952.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

red baron

Hostas/slugs

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:58

couple of my hostas.  this is fire and ice

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55951.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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Dilemma........wot to choose?

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For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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