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Ornamental grass and ground elder

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:41

Morning Digger

Yes, that makes sense if you are only renting. ,phalaris is a nice looking grass of course...in others' gardens   It is a good time of year to dig up and spread around

Nice smelly for the house

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:38

Choisya near the front or back door emits strong orange/vanilla fragrance for several weeks in spring and early summer.  Heliotrope (Arbo Chatsworth) will provide wonderful scent from mid summer...again near the door or open window.  Pineapple sage and lippia citriodora both release lovely citrus scents when brushed against thus taking the fragrance with ??ou indoors.  Jasmines amd honeysuckles planted near the house will scent indoors on warm still summer days.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:30

Ha ha David....my type of thinking!

However, on the Towans behind me there are wild orchids not found elsewhere apparently.  I will try to remember to post a picture when they show...usually June I think 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:22

Looking good today.  Feeling warm.   

Visitors blocking our roads again 

Looks like rain though on Sunday evening but we may miss it......the wet weather may not reach us

Runner beans have germinated, parsley too.  Bit late this year though 

Hope everyone has happy day 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:20

For reasons of sentiment.....the Hillsborough anniversary....I would love to see Liverpool win the league.  I think they are destined to win this year and they are they are the neutral's choice too. And they have a strong English contingent in their squad 

Cap on soil

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:15

I too would use a cultivator.  Scratching into the top 3" is ideal and then mulch.  

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:13

Much as I respect your views Mike I have to disagree with ??ou.

Grass mowings as a mulch around plants is a big NO from me.  They will produce grass weeds for ever and a day.

I once had a brainwave.  I would mulch rhubarb, runner beans and others with my grass mowings.  I still have grass weeds  growing in my veg patch.

Mixing mowings with other compost is best way I think....and turned regularly 

Astilbes

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:06

How under rated astilbes are I think.  

Their foliage, ESP when pink or red, is so good right now.  Lovely feathery shiny, copper red foliage is as eye catching as many flowers at this time and next to bright fresh leaves of variegated hostas or yellow Bowles golden grass looks womderful.  And those flowers still to come too but it's that womderful spring foliage that makes me love my astilbes.  

Astrantia major

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:58

I have a few different varieties of astrantia. Some have lots of foliage and others just small shoots.  I divided Roma last October and its looking good.  Earlyness depends on variety and position.....Earlier in open site. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:52

Mrs garden.  A cutting to 8'?  Take it now and it will produce a plant by summer's end. I would expect it to produce 6' stems by sep 2015.  

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