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Posted: 14/10/2015 at 20:27

grew great clumps of agapanthus years ago in good rich soil and they flowered like mad.   Never really convinced when I read they should be congested to flower well. I replaced them simply because they took up so much space.  Down here fields of blue agapanthus can be seen...growing uncongested? 


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 16:50

The last time I had those computer scan calls I sang a silly song....on and on and on.  Trouble is they rang again.  And again.  And again.  And again.  "Sing that song again" the guy said.  Lost my temper.  And they kept ringing.  Had to get them blocked by Talk Talk and investigated.  

Thought I was very clever.  Thought it was  funny.  So..lesson learned.  Best not to answer or say you don't have a computer.

so warm again......almost hot in the garden as I worked.  No wind either.  Supposed to be dry for quite a while too   Glorious spell .  

no, Runny, not born out there but was there from about 3 to about 9 I suppose.  Had a real aussie accent for several years.  The girls seemed to like it. Neighbours, etc., on the box so an aussie accent was so different.  Three brothers all as blond as milk, tanned and, well, different.  Kept that accent well into my twenties.. Sorry Pat....still want us to beat the Aussies 


Growth under graft on apple tree

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 16:39

Rub them off C3k.  And do this whenever you see any in the future.  They are growths from the rootstock and they will eventually take over your chosen variety 

Lychnis and lavender plantlets

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:03

How do they get in Jo?  Can you squeeze some wire netting etc in suspected gaps?  Or a wooden box or two with mesh or glass covers? 


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:01

Beautiful day....the sun is " very warm".....but there is a cooler feel.

hiya Pat.  28 degrees .  I remember my time as a young child in Aussie land being whipped by a very hot sandstorm on the beach.  Remember the contrast landing in England in the middle of winter too....dark, cold, dismal and wondering why on earth we came here 

contemplating a new group of me anyway....and another grass.  Will take a cuppa out there and excogitate.....I will consider my options too 

Cutting Verbena

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 12:48

Not annuals but they are short term perennials.  

Dont cut back whilst you can enjoy their flowers.  Then cut back stems a few inches from the base.  you should see plenty of new shoots at the base

Chris, bonariensis here are 7 to 8' tall.  All are seedlings from last year.  I always dig mine up ...plant wallflowers in their place.......and pot up seedlings

Lychnis and lavender plantlets

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 12:43

Hardy or not the very best treatment is to overwinter in an unheared greemhouse Jo.

plants will grow better and not be checked by bad weather or pests.  Come mid spring those plants will be twice the size they are now and ready for planting out 


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 08:44

Only whispering this........not another female driver on the roads 

When to plant spring bulbs?

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:47

Yes James.  Bulbs will be just fine with bark chips 


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:29

Hello forkers 

Bright dry and very pleasant.  Lots of sun expected.  

Who has rain?  wossat? 


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