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Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:57

Yes Beechgrove is fantastic.  Miss so many of them though so better set recorder for it. 

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:53

Artjak, flowers on buzz ivory are ivory coloured....just checked.  Nice though

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 19:15

Have a feeling it's UNDER watering Steve.  

I will prune during winter......I tip shoots,remove  weak shoots and dead stuff.  Every winter I try to keep plants compact by spurring side branches.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 19:13

Artjak and Ginglygangly, my buzz Ivory is in the ground. It's white ...the flowers more full than usual Davidii.  I posted a pic on camera corner recently ....one flower had couple of butterflies on it.

I think it needs to be in the  ground in good soil.

Re a question on cutting back Achilleas a while back, I cut mine back and fresh flowers are appearing 

Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:59

Not keen on straight polemoniums but  "Stairway to Heaven" is excellent.  Good moist soil I find

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:51

Picked up helenium can can today from clearance basement.   Couple of quid but it's looking good .  A few dead leaves made it,look worse,than it is so a further reducation was given.  Buds to,open too.  

White Garden

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:46

Canny Fairy 

I do just that too......not bothered about things flowering now so much as preparing new plants for next year.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:43

KEF, I think it's short lived.  To keep it flowering and encourage its "perennialism" (?) Anchusa should be dead headed religiously.  A few years ago I did just that  and managed to keep it for 2 years or so.  Not sure I would dig it up now unless it's recently planted.  Anchusa can flower itself to death I think so as soon as flowers look as though they're fading nip them out.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:53

Good luck Punkdoc. ,hope all goes well for your mum....I guess it's bit  frightening for her 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:51

Hiya Woody. ,yes you are spot on.  

Cant grow  everything ....want more ...even more ......colour right now but conscious of the balance too with grasses and to maintain a good ratio.  However, another helenium,or two and couple of gaillardias can be incorporated.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48
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