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Just for EMMA

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:46

Emma has just posted that she's terrified about the prospects for her over winter.

Now, we all know she will be just fine.  Maybe we can suggest what lifts us when we get low......just for Emma.

For me it's my golden lab.  He looks to me pleading with his big brown eyes for his walk, his food and for attention.  "but it's raining spike" I say amd off we go.  Feel great after.

Amd the Monty python song.."always look on the bright side of life" tickles me every time I hear it.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:39

Hiya emma

Things won't be as they have predicted.  You will be just fine...you'll see.  Just take things day by day...we all have to do that.  You know, it's WORRY that causes most problems.  Funny thing is when things are going well we still worry that things will get bad.  Aren't we a funny bunch?  

Don't be terrified Emma.  And ignore those headlines in the newspapers.  We have just had a fantastic summer yet there were warnings of another poor summer.  Enjoy your garden and your life.  

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:50

Look Brum.  As ??ou rightly address me...as sir....i feel aggrieved you should imply I'm  ever less than busy.  

Got to shoot off now as a 'umble chauffeur.  Not called "sir" then.  But, I am evva so 'umble in me cringing, crawling self effacing, hand rubbing way.  

Dierama/agapanthus plants: plant now or leave til spring?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:36

Welcome Order in the border.  

I would plant in the spring.  So overwinter both in GH.  I always hold back before putting indoors......I think the plants get too soft if moved inside too soon.  Best if they get slightly chilled or winter battered first I think and then protected.

Dieramas are fantastic focal points.  I have Guinevere ..a white flowered variety... planted so it reflects in a little pool I have.  Love it.  

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:28

Hey, I'm relaxing a bit now.    

how to tidy up this 'tree'?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:25

I too would get rid of it ping for same reasons.  Plant something else there instead.  

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:21

Hiya coys

Daffodils like...and need...to be planted deeply so you could plant under other plants.  However, I personally dont like this.  You would  not plant an evergreen on top, for example, as it would be spoiled by bulbs' foliage.  

I would plant bulbs to the side of other things. Or vice versa, plants to the side of bulbs.   Couple of reasons for this.....they don't spoil the neighbouring plant and you can easily lift amd divide bulbs in the future as they  multiply.  And they surely will....in a couple of years your stocks will increase dramatically amd you will have bulbs, ESP daffs, to spread around your garden.

It's a personal viewpoint....it's not critical really and others will have different ideas.

 

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:29

I  keep returning to the forum...even though I'm trying to do something else.  I'm keen to know how the majority feel.  I dont really sense anything other than goodwill here so lets see if im missing something  

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:17

Ahhhhh!  

Propagating lavender

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:16

Not sure you can do that with lavender.  You would simply kill it.  I've been "propagating" heathers by replanting deeper for years.  I was into heathers, conifers and island beds when Adrian Bloom (my inspiration for foliage colour) was  famous for it......30 years ago?  Thought his foggy bottom garden was fantastic. This replanting of heathers is foolproof however I dont plant as deep as carol Kleine did.  It looked awful.  When I do it the heather still performs and looks good now whilst the plant is still regenerating itself.  I lower the plant by about 4"  not 12" 

 

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