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don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 10:35

Oh yes, fidget, they are thugs down here.  Lovely scent on many of them though 


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 10:33

Why?  Is it somebody's birthday?   

It is now pouring down......again.  Had to stop sunbathing 

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 09:05

Not much in the  garden to waste my time on now.  I am pretty ruthless about getting rid of plants I don't like.  

There is a largish juniper that I often consider removing but it's trimmed every year, is a nice blue colour, gives "weight" to the garden and doesn't really have any browning.  It's kept to about 10' high and as much across.  Would miss it if removed.  However, I think of the new planting area I would have......

Any invasive plant, or anything showing tendency to run, is denied as is anything sharp edged/pointed.  Thus, agaves, pampas, bamboo, yucca,   certain artemisias and euphorbias like griffithi have been given away to my "friends".  Others like crocosmia,,headychium, , certain grasses  are "watched" and controlled.

Shrubs that start declining are removed sooner than later.  Bit ruthless I guess. Ha ha 


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 08:42

Morning FORKERS. 

Raining here but quite dry overnight.  Storm in a couple of hours though....actually beginnings of it now.  

Hiya lily, spike seems ok.  He's had plenty of extra treats and his walks.....don't let him run amongst the marram grass though just yet.

I don't think Dove is doing these power walks etc.....word is she is just driving around in her convertible.    



Posted: 04/01/2014 at 21:50

Fidget, thinking of ??ou.  You have lots of supporters here wishing you well and to be here whenever and however you post 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 19:14

Higgy, think you made a mistake with your loo there. It's not going to be comfortable to use 


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 19:06

Normal  depth is fine but you will see the corms growing on the surface as well as deep.  For me they will grow in dry spots or in damp spots

Please help!

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 18:55

Tiarella may grow there.  It tolerates poor dryish soil in the shade.  don't enrich the soil though if you plant this.

Ferns like Dryopteris will grow there.


Mind Your Own Business

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 18:46

Helxine is easily controlled with glyphosate.  Spray in early spring and then again on any new growth throughout the growing season.

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:22

I knew that Dove.    I was only testing to see if others knew too 

Lily, that's par for the course at the moment, I'm afraid 

I do sympathise for those whose gardens are flooded,,ESP those on clay soils.  

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