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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:26

Michael, bumping this up for you. are those tubers soft and rotting?  Do they smell? I wonder if that is crown gall/rot? 

Were they growing in heavy wet soil?  

I would discard but I have never experienced this so let's see what others say 

Top 3 plants

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:11

Agastache Kolibri, stipa gigantea ( majestic from June to September) and hydrangea limelight for spectacular flowerheads.  Only 3 flowerlover? 

Shrub name

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:19

Or cerastigma wilmottianum or griffithi? Mine still full of flower 

ID sub shrub

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:17

Check out salvia Waverley folks then say you like hotlips 

anita, all the salvias have scented foliage......varies tho from strong pineapple down through more subtle smells.  Your Hotlips next year will mostly have bleached white flowers with periods of red and red and white.  I have a plant from a cutting of an unnamed salvia microphylla that is far superior...delightful floriferous small blue flowers all summer until now.  I think it might have been a seed sown variety because I  cannot exactly ID it.  Love it though 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:48

Thank goodness Downton is soon to be no more.  A programme about toffee nosed people looking down on others.  it represents the class system, the privileged and the poor.  Its  popularity baffles me.  

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:13

now, what plants are you tiring of?  What plants have simply overstayed their welcome? 

salvia Hotlips is sold and planted everywhere but why?  It can have red and white flowers at times when it looks ok but usually it is not attractive. Penstemons too ....some are good but some are not but they are now overplanted. Day Lilies?  Flowers for a day but retains the old ugly flowerheads that spoil foliage and embryo flowers all summer 

and chrysanthemums?  Over rated autumn performers with ungainly stems and short lasting flowers

don't be timid.....what are not so great in the garden?  

ID sub shrub

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:02

I think it is a salvia too though which one I don't know.  There are so many.  Thought Black and Blue was darker Lyn..?  

Growing a couple more salvias this year...or rather for next year.  Have about a dozen or so different varieties, used to grow a lot more but gave away some like the ubiquitous and over rated Hotlips.  (Sorry couldnt resist the temptation to stir 

Alstroemeria in pots

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 18:41

A sharp kitchen knife would be gentler janebal as it is in a pot. (I would use a  spade if it was in the ground) Tip it out and cut a quarter from top to bottom. return to pots of john innes water and keep in gh for the winter.  


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:08

how did you know that Fairy? .   Wear it most days ....stylish as well as comfy . On formal days of course I wear a tie with it.  I think I look good 

Hmmmmm!  Arsenal losing.  Not a pressure team are they?  Chance to go top and they are losing.  


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:02

Thwt's all white then ! 

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