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Posted: 14/09/2013 at 09:30

Agapanthus in all it's varieties thrive down here.  In pots though in most areas it's advisable to do as dove wrap the pots in fleece, bubble wrap, straw, blankets etc.  It's the roots that are susceptible to frost.

Im not sure they need to be root bound to flower well.......too root bound and they wont.  I've frown them very well in the open ground in a rich part of my garden.  They flowered beautifully but also produced lots of foliage.  When moved to more open and poorer soil comditions they flowered just the same but without the excess foliage.  I also grow them in pots ....they were potted on last spring and will be further potted in 2 years.  Works for me


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 09:15

Morning forkers

Bright and sunny here.  Butterflies and bees, birds singing and angels playing carried away there but nice morning

Going to swap some plants around again.......

.since my Wild Swans are looking so very, very good I will sit and look at them for a while. Think I will caress those pure white flowers and then admire their beautiful blue backs. (giggle giggle). 

Got to saw the trunk  of the conifer I dug up last week.  It's too heavy to take to dump and too long.  Prob cut into 3 pieces.  

Enjoy your day everyone


Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 23:22

Damn......should have said rose (wine)

Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 23:21

...of whisky

next years carrot

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:35

Stall sounds good red dahlia

Depends on what you,mean by"perennials"........there are evergreens and there are herbaceous perennials. Herbaceous perennials die down soon....many have already started to do that......and you leave them to do that. They are usually,tough and hardy too.   However, some wimter protection is advisable unless in biggish pots.  Greenhouse, cloches, polythene suspended over them, fleece,,etc.  it's all a learning process. Oh, although things like,dahlias are "herbaceous" these are also "tender" so keeping frost away is essential.  You need to know which plants are truly hardy and which are not

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:24

I,hope are a laydee

Lawn turf or beds

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:22

Turf not seed?  Preparation is the same.  Seed sown lawn will look just as good in 6 months as your turf at a fraction of the price.....?

You can then lay out your lawn and borders.....when nice and level draw out with a cane where you think your lawn should be and where your borders should be.  Draw, erase, re draw, erase, etc., and look at it from all angles and practicability.  You can then separate the two soils by raking back on to your borders leaving 4 to 6" "ditch". This way you can plant some of your borders and sow grass seed.  When lawn is growing well you can still make alterations to lawn edges and design.


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:13

Then the hellebores of spring, then another blistering summer then my boat,coming in.........

Best value cloches

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:07

Bigolob, I do exactly the same except I made metal loops with horizontal wire bases.  The corrugated sheets then push through.  Great minds I think!

Outdoor girl

Yes, I use blue alkathene piping cutting to 8' long.  I push 30 cm or so canes into each end to push Imto the soil.  Over winter I find this a useful additional protection for my plants.  


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:04

I will......Ahhhhhhh

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