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Tender Perennial.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:55

You're welcome Artjak 

Roasting

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:53

Apparently there have been some local thunder storms but not here.  Still very, very warm amd humid. 

Time to refreeze those under pants.   Left them on top of my blackcurrants  ......must give those away to someone 

protecting Aeonium arboreum's

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:48

Kev, yes you can do that.  Could you make sure fleece keeps proud of aeonium ?  

I overwinter outside and inside down here but it's wet as much as cold that kills aeoniums.

Could you suspend a sheet of glass or heavy plastic over our plants and then drape fleece over it?  

Take cuttings too...they root easily and quickly 

......the good guys

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:39

That could have been me Salino.  Well said 

Had plugs of echinacea from YouGarden.  Superb comdition, very large size and already potted on.  Have already emailed to say I will order again from them."

Roasting

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:35

Well. ice frozen underpants are effective but causing a smug facial appearance .......

 

Tender Perennial.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:33

Never grown this one.  Grow sabatious though.  Velvety blue flowers all summer on cascading foliage. ,

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:59

I prefer benny hill's Trigger.  He pulled the fastest milk cart in the west  

Talking of ringtones I sang my own........ying yang song.  Recorded on Towans on my ownsome.  When it played in a superstore at the till I couldn't wait to remove it 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:56

Hey Pete, that's the way to grow veronicastrums ......fantastic   Which variety is that!  Looks like Fascination?

Yes, Amistad will root in 2 or 3 weeks and make plants 4 or 5 feet tall the following summer.  Mine overwinter well outside here but I give away these majestic plants and everyone thinks I'm a genius to produce them

Roasting

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:49

Never rush about in this heat.......

Busy morn and quickly tidied and sorted plants but it's too blooming' hot.  Roasting.  Temps must be approaching 90 f in my sun baked garden.  If not, it feels like it.  

Ok, it's hot.   What we all want really. Cannot and should not moan.   Prob the summer we dream of.  

Cool down?  How?  Beach is 10 mins away so.....maybe!  Lager?  Ice creams? Duvet in the fridge?   Underpants in the freezer? .....luverly   Forecast is ......well, HOT 

Ain't this a brilliant summer ? 

 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:39

Hiya Pete, great picture of Amistad. Love this plant.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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