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There's orangey........

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 12:19

Yarrow, enchantment lilies were the first I grew.  They suit my neutral soil and grow 4 to 5' tall in my dry front border.  

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 07:30

JBD, go for it.  You will understand your plant better too.  New growth cuttings 

There's orangey........

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 07:28

Yarrow, I have some very tall orange lilies about to flower..."enchantment" if I recall.  I like them 



Posted: 20/05/2015 at 07:25

Hello forkers.....

another warm sunny day 

There's orangey........

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:52

orange em or hate em?

I like orange...grow a few like geums, echinaceas,,dahlias, etc.  However, many don't like orange yet it lifts a garden.  Not just orange and blue/purple but with yellows, with purple foliage,,etc. etc.

what oranges do you folks grow?

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:39

I would cut it back hard.  Agree with advice to take cuttings too.

when you cut it back, JBD, use sharp tools to leave clean sloping cuts.  I really dont think you will lose your fuschia by pruning it like this.

Next year cut it further back and then every year

Plant problems

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:35


yes sambucas can...should be in my pruned hard back. then it responds with better quality foliage.

if you have growth at the end of those branches then your plant is not dead so cut back by half or even more.  Then feed it well,  water it well.  Mulch it.

sambucas is much better in the ground....can you plant if out Michelle?  3 years in fhe same pot is a long time for a plant that likes to grow freely.

RHS Chelsea -plant ID

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:35

I currently grow beaujolais ......a nice clump of them with flowers about 60 cm. verbascums have never appealed to me but will look again at the latest varieties.

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:29

Well I have taken notice of the milk scares.  I drink lots of gold top. I remember reading that We need to watch our cholesterol levels so have upped my intake of gold top. 


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:25

Yviestevie,,weather has been good so far and should be even better over the next few days. however, I will personally guarantee tropical comditions for you 

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who cares who wins?

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Drat those chains.....

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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