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Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:51

A geranium, Jolly Bee, supposedly the same as Rozanne but I don't think it is, is still in full flower.  More compact than Rozanne.  Cut back in mid summer and,,after a break of 2 or 3 weeks,,has flowered continuously since.   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:45

Hello forkers. 

not too bad here....dry and pleasantly warm 

finally decided my chain of planting for later involving 5 perennials.  Hoping it will stay fine for that 

more signs of autumn taking hold over past few days so will be ruthlessly cutting stuff down soon.  Already new growth...daffs, hellebores etc....is showing

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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 22:33

what?  You grow day lilies Kathy? 

dalia

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:26

Michael, bumping this up for you. are those tubers soft and rotting?  Do they smell? I wonder if that is crown gall/rot? 

Were they growing in heavy wet soil?  

I would discard but I have never experienced this so let's see what others say 

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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:11

Agastache Kolibri, stipa gigantea ( majestic from June to September) and hydrangea limelight for spectacular flowerheads.  Only 3 flowerlover? 

Shrub name

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:19

Or cerastigma wilmottianum or griffithi? Mine still full of flower 

ID sub shrub

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:17

Check out salvia Waverley folks then say you like hotlips 

anita, all the salvias have scented foliage......varies tho from strong pineapple down through more subtle smells.  Your Hotlips next year will mostly have bleached white flowers with periods of red and red and white.  I have a plant from a cutting of an unnamed salvia microphylla that is far superior...delightful floriferous small blue flowers all summer until now.  I think it might have been a seed sown variety because I  cannot exactly ID it.  Love it though 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:48

Thank goodness Downton is soon to be no more.  A programme about toffee nosed people looking down on others.  it represents the class system, the privileged and the poor.  Its  popularity baffles me.  

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:13

now, what plants are you tiring of?  What plants have simply overstayed their welcome? 

salvia Hotlips is sold and planted everywhere but why?  It can have red and white flowers at times when it looks ok but usually it is not attractive. Penstemons too ....some are good but some are not but they are now overplanted. Day Lilies?  Flowers for a day but retains the old ugly flowerheads that spoil foliage and embryo flowers all summer 

and chrysanthemums?  Over rated autumn performers with ungainly stems and short lasting flowers

don't be timid.....what are not so great in the garden?  

ID sub shrub

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:02

I think it is a salvia too though which one I don't know.  There are so many.  Thought Black and Blue was darker Lyn..?  

Growing a couple more salvias this year...or rather for next year.  Have about a dozen or so different varieties, used to grow a lot more but gave away some like the ubiquitous and over rated Hotlips.  (Sorry couldnt resist the temptation to stir 

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