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Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:21

Classy David.  Just classy

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:11

 What makes me happy in the autumn?  Nothing!  It's colder, wetter, darker   My favourite plants have disappeared    No gardeners world on the telly 

But wait!  There's a  garden to plan to be the best ever.  Gotta get those catalogues out and read them by the fire .  Get some new plants....try out one or two I've not yet had .  Gotta do this sharpish cos another great summer is a'comin. 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:05

KEF. Think I prob feel same way really.  Few of us like the end of summer.  However, we soon get into autumn mode'll see.    I too tend to see autumn as decay  but once I start putting out the wallflowers that are growing away in my veg patch and get some more bulbs in I start to feel more positive.     When the first buds on the hellebores appear in early January I feel happier  And when new shoots appear on plants day by day after that I positively beam     (see the clever way I used those smileys then KEF.? Impressed?) 

You don't need a slap at all but you can't "count" down the weeks cos its your life you're wishing away.  I have a whole bunch of cutting down soon thus saying goodbye to the summer but then I'll be planning for a better garden next year.  Domt feel quite like it yet but won't be long.  

Maybe someone should start a thread .......what makes me happy in the autumn?


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 19:19

No.    Gotta try, haven't you? 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 19:17

I went to the gym once 

Got few bags of compost on offer today.  Mainly for potting up my large tender perennials.  Got extra free bag for carrying similar bags for someone who then offered me one for my trouble.  I asked if I could have a tree fern instead and she said.....

Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 19:13

....and that's why I don't get the autumn colours.......but at least it's warmer here 


Perennials planting time

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 19:01

Diana, gold flame is a yellow shrub in early spring, for me at any rate, and then makes a orange mound.  I remove  would be flowers by clipping a couple of times during the season.  It makes a superb foliage shrub that grows almost anywhere.  It quickly forms a medium size shrub.   There are other yellow spireas too.  Try euphorbia Polychroma .....this is a fantastic looking plant throughout spring and early summer making a mound of sulphur yellow flowers and is so easy and reliable.  Get Anchusa Lodden royalist in alongside or behind for a (corny) brilliant yellow and blue association.  You will get some good comments..... I guarantee it

Large Bergenia

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:46

 bergenias are pretty adaptable but better in good  light I think.  I would divide now but not much later and get them into groups of 3 or 5.  And get some compost in the hole too.

Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:42

Brilliant colours there Brum.  Can't hope to grow those here.  Grow 2 dissectum purpureum varieties very well though


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:38

Hee hee hee, (schoolboy) snigger, snigger snigger. 

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