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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:28

salvia leucanthemum has been beautiful all summer and meant to take a picture.  little late as its not so pristine but at 6' tall this is one of my favourite salvias

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62324.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:35

Never get Anchusas  to be truly perennial.  Not sure digging up is the answer.  It's the nature of the plant I think.

citrus plants

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:37

In Cornwall too Busy.  

I have a lemon in a pot .......I think you brought it in too early.  Blimey!  It's still really warm isn't it?   I will  keep mine out for lot longer yet ...prob all winter if its not a cold one.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:34

Hiya Dove...you mean Abbeydore ?   I moved it before the summer because it's leaves were affected by water droplets from my sprinkler on the lawn.  Cut off leaves and in its new home has been excellent.  Yes, it does seem to go over quicker than some sedums.  Like you did, I took cuttings.  The old story.....put plants where we know they will thrive and not necessarily where we want them to be 

Its been very warm today.......guessing 20 degrees.  Dug up tomatoes in greenhouse ...been a superb crop this year, cut grass, and tidied a little. 

Just took spike for his walk and met a guy who had beaten his cancer 5 or so years ago.  His cancer is back and he looks very tired. Feel so sorry for him and his family but hopefully he will beat it again.  

Another Fuchsia question

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:43

For me, I would remove all foliage by cutting hard back, scrape away lightly top soil and debris and  leave outdoors.  I would  not repot right now.  Unless it is pot bound I would mulch in early spring and add a feed then.  

Hardy fuschias are best in the open ground ...usually then problem free I think.......so can you do that Nadia ?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:33

Looking bright and sunny so far.  Quite nice actually. ,birds singing and tweeting and rumbling.....rumbling?  Oh, that's me!  Need my brekkie 

At 3. 30 this morning my niece rang ...her lift has "ditched" her from night out.  Coat over pyjamas and out I go to pick her up.  Nearly there......15 miles.......and she phones to say she is "unditched" and everything is ok !  So little tired   

I want to cut more stuff down but it really is too warm.  They will only shoot again so I will delay my autumn pruning until it is a lot cooler. 

Will cut grass  today though 

Dwarf Varities

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:53

To,support your climbers you need to put up some wires.  You then tie in your climbers to the wires as they grow.

Your garden centre will sell  hardy outdoor jasmine.  Since its your second year why not just plant one climber to start with?    Plant  your lavendars about 18" apart.    

Dwarf Varities

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:29

Jasmine ?  For,the scent.  It's semi evergreen and can be kept "tidy" with a spring prune.  I have a  a nice variegated one too.  Need a few galvamised wires there but a clematis or two.......Montana in  spring and large flowered for summer.   Not sure how mild you are there but clematis armandii could look good there too

Try to plant the lavendar to soften the sharp edges to create a curve of lavendar.  I did this for a friend couple years back and she now has a long ribbon of blue scented flowers in summer ending around once  square patio. 

campanula

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:13

Same advice and warm welcome flowers in the rain 

Dwarf Varities

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:10

How about an edging of lavendar there to,follow all the way to,the house?  If ground is well drained and if it's sunny

Hypercum hidcote for a contrasting yellow and a couple of climbers ?

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