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Posted: 17/11/2013 at 08:41


still fairly mild here but some cooooooold weather in the  forecast. Think winter might call tomorrow.  

Always keep my veg patch crop free over winter.....mulched and clean......but I edge it with a mixture of wallflowers, yellow acorus, red Phormiums and some bulbs. Will finish this today.   The odd pot of rhodo, azalea or camellia too.  In January onwards plenty of hellebores add colour to the scene.

Those of you not too well I hope will recover soon.  Have nice day folks 


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 00:16

Hiya chicky, better to have planted them earlier but no advantage now.

Hold  off until the spring.  if you have room in the GH take them in but plunged in the ground would be fine if in reasonable sze pots

Which varieties do you have?


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:47

That's good news flowersforbees

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:54

I plan to plant a border at the top of my garden with just bonariensis and cannas.  Did a bit this time and liked it so..........

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:48

Well, I cut some back hard right to,the ground....they always survive to flower second year.  However, mild here and light soil.  

I always dig up self sown seedlings and pot them up.  Did this in September and 

pinched back.  I leave them outside but you could overwinter in GH.  I stake bonariensis ......only at the bottom 30 cm....and they stand up to anything then.  Summer without bonariensis is unthinkable for me.  With tall grasses they are superb.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:35

Andy, wish you all the best.  You have really been in the wars.  We are all rooting for you.  Day by day ??ou will get stronger 

Matty not much fun having a bad back but a chance to relax a little.

Busy afternoon in the garden.  Cut loads down, replaced last of the tender perennials with wallflowers.  Had a nice big fire afterwards but again I stink of smoke.  Dont care I enjoy a good  fire. Down here a lot of stuff will keep flowering for most of the winter but I like to see the garden clear for the hellebores, bulbs etc later.  

Hmmm!  We lost the soccer AND the rugby   But I got free buns from my local bakery in their last hour yippee!  It's the little things that count 


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:18

Best around not over mowmymoss.  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:14

Got honeysuckles in full flower over an archway.  Lovely scent 

dump the weekend spam

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 09:09

Nut........will do that too


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 09:06

Hello forkers

Very quiet morning.  Feels warmish.

Will pop down to GC to see if there are any last minute bargains 


Last nights gardeners world was the worst so far.  Didn't enjoy it at all.  GW has grown tired, dated and uninspiring 

Have nice weekend folks 


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