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Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:59

Grow pink red liatris Fairy but white are very nice

Not sharing the heatwave Fairy?  Frankly it will be too hot in many places today.  My garden is prob 2 degrees or more higher than generally outside So a walk to the beach or towans will be pleasant.


SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:53

It will decline now esp with hot weather.  Best in relative cool spring season


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:45

Trampoline Dove?  I love trampolines.  used to take my small niece on them and I would be the only adult on well as the noisiest and most embarrassing (for my niece)   Who cares...I was having fun 

23 degrees with a lovely breeze.  Still tipped to go higher today. We should get it cooler than you english guys.

saw my cousin this morning....he has been moved to smaller hospital.  He is very emotional, cannot take it all in (stroke) and has probs with words and thinking. His memory seems fine.  Shock for me too to see him like this, even tho he apparently is far better than most stroke victims.  I took him outside but staff are worried he will abscond so we were given only 20 mins before we were ushered back indoors. Shame, we are both outdoor people esp on a day like today


what to do next with these plants?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:34

Those delphiniums will be for next year. They should be potted on regularly this summer to produce a decent size plant for next season

Need some hand holding

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:29

Mornng Breathe, 

is your rose in multipurpose compost?  Its too light weight for your rose. ,if you used john innes the pot would be less likely to blow over.

also did you cut it back a little?  Less top to blow over

i would cut off flower buds and stems back to strong new shoots.  Dont over fuss it.  It will likely produce new flower buds quite soon 


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:32

Hello forkers.

27 degrees today.  Hopefully cooler in the west.  

Stiff breeze though.

better get some watering done in a mo plus this evening.



Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:27

Bill, sorry to hear that.  Been good kniwing you. 

Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:53

Still think its aphids but..........

Sad looking aubretia

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:52

Aubretia meeds excellent drainage and sunshine.  Aubretia is very hardy. ,never water established aubretia.

Sad looking aubretia

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 20:54

its what aubretia does Judith at this time of year. you can cut back after flowering but do so according to how long you want it to cascade or spread.  I vary mine to keep a long curtain on parts of a wall.

you dont have to cut it back...doing it after flowering just makes your plants more compact.  Dont necessarily plant anything there a few weeks your plants will be green again

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