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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 22:25

Max, I love that part when a new area of plantIng becomes available.  Maybe a special plant for you?  

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Posted: 30/03/2014 at 22:22

Will look forward to that Mikey.  I guess I need to sort out a decent picture too 

Cloudy /Dusty Conifer

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 22:19

Ha ha Ryan.  Persuasion is my business 

I can recommend a beautiful bright  yellow flower that is so easy and flowers throughout the year.  Unaffected by flood or drought.  Taraxicum Officionale is its "proper" name ....can't remember it's common one though   

Gravel beds

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:57

Hiya Angela

I simply hate that weed fabric.   It provides conditions for stale dead soil.  No air, no birds can feed there and plants don't really like it. Organic mulches cannot be applied either.  Moving and dividing plants is a nightmare and weeds will still establish on top of the weed fabric.  Looks awful too over time.

I would remove that wretched fabric ASAP.

Do you also need that gravel?  Could you dig it in or apply an organic mulch.  A good application of organic fertiliser too will make a big difference to growth this spring.  

Best April Fool Gags

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:47

And being asked to get a tin of elbow grease 

Cloudy /Dusty Conifer

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:44

Hey Ryan, there is more to conifers than people think.  Taxus Standishii is a glorious pillar of olive turning yellow in summer with the occasional red "fruits";  juniperus Sulphur Spray is a lovely mound of glaucous grey with white tips in spring; Taxus Coppershine becomes a beacon of orange in spring then copper then yellow; juniperus blue Star has the brightest blue foliage to rival any eucalyptus; conifers from almost black to bright green to almost purple brown in winter.  Look at the fresh lime green new shoots on Picea Albertiana Comica.  And  form too......adding narrow height or mounds all year round.  

Conifers have a bad press cos they have been planted in the wrong situations or allowed to grow too much.  There are some comifer gems out there 

Agapanthus versus Dandelion

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:15

Yes, carefully paint with glyphosate.  It won't dig out or be pulled out. Cutting only makes a bigger plant. 

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:12

Ha ha KEF.  I recall that person....remaining nameless.......believed me 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:10

Sorry David K.  Hope you had a good birthday 

Moved a heucherella....stoplight .....again today.  Can't decide where it's best.  Lovely thing but it's been moved 3 times lately.  Best soon but "lost" in summer so it needs to be seen now but not so much later.  Fussy me!  

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:06

Spring is meant to be gaudy,,brash and in your face.  So,much yellow looks right and again in autumn.  Like a little more subtlety in summer.  One of my fav brooms, Lena, is loud with red and yellow soon and suits spring light.  

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Coleonema

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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