Verdun


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chilli peppers

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:17

They look wude Stacey.  Wouldn't want to eat those 

Very interesting thread 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:13

Yes pot up ASAP.  Keep shoots buried except for tips.  They will grow fast so will need potting on again in few weeks.  Pot on again and again until in 2, ideally 3 litre, pots.  Then plant out in late spring for superb summer flowerimg from large plants.  Works for me.  

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:50

.........lol

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:48

Hiya novice

I know you mentioned wild flowers but how about osteospermums there?  I,would weedkill the grass etc and plant out osteospermums .....spreading out the stems and pegging them down.  Perfect for them there.

I'm in Cornwall too and osteospermums thrive here.  Or Erigeron?  

Container drainage

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:43

For me polystyrene adds bulk for temporary plantIngs so less compost is used.  Also good for faster drainage 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:40

Diablo doesn't look exactly alive right now.  For me it is a,very hardy non suckering shrub. I cut mine down hard Annually so mine looks dead at moment.  

Just wait  for a couple of weeks or so ...or even now look for signs of budding. 

Diablo is a bush I can't decideof I like it or not.  Brown leaves?  A hardy geranium, Ann folkard, foregrounds it and sets it off but purple cotinus is better.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:20

I considered that photo printer David.  

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:18

I will contribute cash.  For members on the forum affected by losses this winter I can help with rooted plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:16

Tracey, you can only join the hellebore club if you send one of them to me.  Those  are the rules  See? 

I was tempted by some hellebores ....candy love.....yesterday.  Bit different to Lenten roses.  I can see myself yielding to temptation tomorrow....I have to drive past the GC in the morning.  

Apart from the wind it's not been a bad day here.  Got some potting up done.  So far everything looks fine with no winter losses so space is limited.  Got to start serious plantIng soon

 

salix caprea kilmarnock

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:56

Impressive fairy.  Bet ??ou used your magic powers though   Think I'd better take more notice of you in future..ha ha

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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