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Daylily

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 15:14

You mean panicum heavy metal Elizabeth, do you?, but that grass is a pennisetum. 

Gigantea is one of my summer favourites.....a feature here from June (flowers early here) right through to early autumn.  The Golden Oat grass outshines most everything at its peak

and the blue grass elymus magellanicus flowers well for me too but if it didn't those blue leaves are its main attraction 

Just a suggestion...

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 15:06

I usually spray about now to help prevent peach leaf curl next spring.....did mine today.   Another in early spring just before leaves open.  I still have bordeaux mixture which is very effective.

However, bordeaux mixture is now on the banned list ....Soon we will have no pest or disease controls .......so I don't know what, if any, alternative sprays exist.!

Daylily

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:54

Lorna, glyphosate works very well on bindweed.  It does kill it but it needs to be applied in the growing season, in dry comditions....both at the time of application and for the next 5 hours or so.

Elizabeth, getting into grasses!  Well worth growing them.  I have several large miscanthus currently providing flowers, foliage and structure.  You can have flowers from grasses from spring to late autumn.  

Kathy, made me jump there.  Thought you were referring to me with your last sentence 

Planting Ideas

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:46

Convolvulous cneorum is delightful.  Silvery shiny foliage and pure white velvety flowers.  Mounding and cascading. slightly tender in cold areas but perfect all summer long.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:42

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINTERSONG    

Have a great day 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:38

Breezy but blue sky and sun.  Warm out of the wind

plants ordered online and first time with this supplier.  The order was dispatched almost immediately but the courier will take up to 5 days.....??  ...that I didn't know about until info about delivery was issued.  Should have suspected something as delivery cost is pretty low.

as long as my plant arrives in good condition all is fine....we'll see 

potted daffodil bulbs planted out and a little more cutting back.

hebe troubles

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:40

Take it back to garden centre for exchange or refund 

planting perenials

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:21

No CHRISC there really is no point planting out small plants in the garden.  They would be overwhelmed.  They will be far better, bigger in fhe spring   You lose nothing by this protection 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:17

Morning folks.  Wet here.  Feeling colder too....

not changng my avatar Pat....looks so much like me 

ok, it's Friday the 13th but I'm sure...I think....we will be ok.  Bit nervous cos there's so much that could go wrong today.  Besides it's an old wives tale and I don't believe such.........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 21:52

We are all doomed.....DOOMED 

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