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Garden lighting.

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:20

I have several solar lights around the garden.....cheapos too and simple but effective.  I like to place them uNder or behind grasses but  near the greenhouse where a single lamp reflects beautifully. I vary the heights too....placed low in the ground to atop bamboo (hidden) canes.  However, I try to disguise them during the daytime.  

Natural light too....don't like coloured or those amber ones. Nice white light 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:14

KEF. No dont cut agastaches back yet...only when warmer weather is here and they are growing away vigorously. 

Pong?  KEF.  I have so many agastaches and they all seem to have different SCENT (pong indeed!). Also some are later than others in showing new growth....some have lots of foliage but others have nothing. 

I think most of us will lose plants because of the wet winter.  Won't really know the extent of it until mid spring I guess.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:05

Checking my Acer today and it has died.  Totally dead. Caput.  No more.  Bit of a shock as planting there was meant to associate well with it.  It's a dampish spot in a mostly dry garden but plenty of enrichment was used at planting time.  Don't suspect disease, etc, just too wet this winter.  It's looked perfect there so I'm fed up   Have another in a large pot but will consider something else there now.

Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:59

Have a few pelargoniums outside ...some still flowering.....and looking healthy.  I keep cuttings on the very dry side but then watch when some water is needed.  Trouble is its been so mild they just want to grow.  I cut plants hard back in autumn....tidies them, removes dead foliage, etc. and gives me a chance to inspect them for problems. Cuttings I took in September are now filling 9 cm pots.

Watered my pelargoniums......got quite a few of them....today cos they are drying out and they need it.  However, a cold night or two in the forecast ....

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:45

Impressed with my recently acquired fire Island hosta.  Lovely yellow leaves and red stems.  Indoors at moment because it arrived as a small bare root but  it will eventually sit in a terracotta pot...prob in semi shade.  

Crocosmia

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:39

Peter,if this is their third year since dividing they might this year flower well.  They grow everywhere here but I think sun and good drainage are important.  I would give them a generous application of fish blood and bone lightly tickled in.  Careful you don't damage new shoots

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:33

Sleeting.  A massive, massive thunderclap.  Thought it was a bomb!  That was so loud.  Sunny and warm with the odd shower  for most of the day.  Yep, 4 seasons in one day.

First stage of water pipe replacement done........4 huge holes dug and tomorrow new pipe will be "moled" in.  There is a distant neighbour I would like rid of......maybe I could insert him in one of the holes   Need to consider how to do it though.

My Allwoods order arrived.  Fun n games though because delivery kept being delayed unless I paid a premium for immediate dispatch.  Of course, I didn't pay extra.  Plants were small but good and healthy and I potted up into 9 cm pots.  Included scented pelargoniums, succulents, pinks and penstemons.  Very satisfying potting them up. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:04

Hoping fidget is ok now. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:56

I know Stacey.  I never pay until I am totally satisfied with the work.  

Gardeners World TV Program

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:53

GW for me now is just "interesting".  Can take or leave it...always recorded amd watched when I decide to.

Not enough of any real info, advice, awareness of new plants or in depth discussions of plants.  GW goes very quickly but not because I enjoy it.  I think Monty would be better on his own and with the format changed.  It's gotten predictable.  Monty could do a Geoff Hamilton style presentation.

Everyone loves Monty's dog but hey!  Everyone loves mine or anybody else's ....thats how we are ...but it's a gardening programme. 

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