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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 14:59

Yes, missing woody too


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 14:58

Fairy, Stacey is my other forum name.  So I agree with everything I/she

You prob will see them in the spring.  Then they romp.  They could flower within 2 years from next sprimg.......please send me the best one you have! I did say "please"


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:47

Just like plants in as many places as possible Singy. I guess you are right though, horses for courses.  


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:44

Thanks Lesley.....maybe I will get hooked on them


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:43

Interesting story Antony.  Welcome. Congrats on the twins.

Now you have your grass at reasonable height try to cut it regularly .  Is it big area?  Often it is just as quick to cut whole lawn as it is to cut just a part of it.

I think those "flies" just enjoyed nesting in your lomg grass, enjoying the moisture and cover.  After a couple of mowings I think they will disappear. Wear boots but keep on top of the mowing.  It will be a great area for your twins to play on next year


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:28

Berghill.   I almost suggested that too.  I have aurea and couple of green white varieties...argentea (?) but mine are 4 to 5' tall with annual trimming.  Lovely tiny leaves but still think 1' is bit small.  Not many shrubs will like such regular hard restricfion


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:22

Just thinking....what a nice bunch here today.  Better than yesterday's!  

Ha ha ha


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:17

Hiya smokin,  going "boo" is me too.  Or, doing the "black and white minstrel show" (arms high n wide and hands a quiver) only to realise its the wrong person.  Afraid I'm a bit embarrassing at times ....but, who cares?


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:02

Lesley, I've always assumed hemerocallis benefits from plenty of manure or compost ....when I divide I always do this.  Is it your practical experience to grow them this way?  

Agree with Mrs Garden, a few photos of your favourites would be nice


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:51 a kid I was often called Bisto, so I considered Christolovesbisto for my forum name!

One foot maxI height is very limiting.  2' too tall?  Most everything will exceed 1'.

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