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Bleeding Heart

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:24

Pam, welcome to the forum.  As everyone else has said, it's salvia,hot lips.  It's bit peculiar in that it will,produce all white flowers at times, all red at other times and red and white usually in mid summer.  Here we can and do grow hot lips to 5 plus feet high.  And it's reasonably hardy ...take cuttings now though ( they are very easy) as back up

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 13:20

Hiya punkdoc.....enjoying your volunteering?

Mystery grass please help identify

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 13:17

No, Salino not hordeum jubatum.....too wispy and flat I think.  would guess at an annual grass though

spam reported

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 13:13

What's wrong with spam.  Monty python liked it. I had the spam song as my ringtone until I improved it by recording me singing the ying yang song.  Ah! Such lovely music

(actually I was in morrisons, tesco, whatever when my ying yang rimgtone went off at full volume.  Slightly embarrassing)

Subtropical plant ideas needed please

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 12:07

I grew lots of different hedychiums....lovely, scented and imposing. ,I can see why you would want to grow them farmergeddon.  For me, in a reasonably,limited,space and wanting to,grow,everything I removed them entirely from,the garden.  They do grow enormously underground......ESP in mild areas....and they took over so much ground. They do grow well in large pots too

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 09:12

Hiya garden girl

Re the foodbank. We pick them off the shelves according to lists of foodstuffs......we bag them according to 1 person right through to 6 or 8 sometimes.  

Funny yesterday, a helper with Aspergers has quickly cottoned on to the benefits of working in the kitchen.  He used to help with sorting food that came in. Now he dons an apron and spends his time drinking tea and eating biscuits.  He even had a roast turkey dinner was OAP subsidised lunches time..and he loved it. Teased him a bit but he thought it great fun that he had his meal and I didn't...."I win" he said.  Hard work there but lovely people with huge hearts..nice


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 09:06

Just bumping up to clear the scams.....mind you they don't really bother me now.  All their effort and we just ignore them ....they just don't get it do they?  Ha ha

Mystery grass please help identify

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 09:04

Hiya folks

Not sure.  Not showing up too clearly.....maybe an angle from the side?  I would guess at an annual grass, not too hot on those.  


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 09:00

Totally agree with busyL.  I thought exactly the same thing GG.  Manure should have a neutral almost "clean" smell and feel before its applied around plants.  Smelly means flies too........

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 08:55

Chicky. Yes they are named varieties.  I tend to only get named varieties on everything now because I guess I'm more fussy these days.....old age!  Some agastaches can seed everywhere and others "run" a bit so with named varieties I know exactly what they will do.  Honestly, I feel they are better plants and prob with more flower power.  Mine arent even in full flow yet

I have half a dozen new varieties that I am growing on for next year too. 

I guess these agastaches are more tender but down here they survive, albeit I take cuttings as a back up.  Treated as tender perennials they are fabulous plants, I think.  If you were to get one variety I think Sangria is superb....6 or 7' tall full of flower from toe to top on a well behaved erect pillar

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