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Confers

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 13:22

Hee hee hee....I'm a but naughty aren't ? 

Confers

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 12:44

James, just use common sense.  If air gets too warm and dry an occasional spray is enough.  Hot dry summer conditions may need daily spray....however you don't need to drench.

look...just try it.  If it doesn't work Gertie grass will take the blame...

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 12:40

Kathy6, don't know Midnight Reiter but it looks good

you like the phaems?  Check out Margaret Wilson. ...superb grey foliage.  Lights up shady areas

Slug resistant plants

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 12:33

good point Zara......many new plants from garden centres do carry nasties.  I always check rootball thoroughly before planting.

not keen on the salt solution though except as a salt water in a container to collect slugs and snails in.

we are now in the season for large slugs and tiny snails it seems. Not a lot of adult snails though.  Luckily the large slugs are not too numerous but they seem to do a lot of damage unless spotted and killed

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:24

Ha ha supernoodle.  You got me 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:50

Hey, it was fine Musher.  I took it in good fun 

When to mulch perennials?

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:48

Mulching for me is done in autumn.  Every new planting is mulched at the time.....spring,,summer,,autumn or winter.  

No hard and fast rules...common sense helps. however, the type of perennial determines the extent of mulching.  Cosmos meed little or no mulching. heleniums need plenty.  An understanding of each plant's needs is required

jo, I use that manure too and find it excellent 

Stag's Head Sumach

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:42

Cutting a stag horn is a sure fire way to get it to sucker.

Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:37

Mine are cut back in early spring, kept short of water and in sunniest warmest spot.  Never experienced tenuissima flopping.

remember,,cutting back now by a third means the loss of flowers which would normally remain until late autumn. 

Plant ID - my own thread

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:34

Guanajuato is a fabulous plant Hosta.  My one and only survivor has finally grown away to flower now.  Glorious blue rivalling the best gentians

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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

let's remember our birthdays folks 
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THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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HELP.......?

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

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For MOLLIS

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