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Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:21

Coys.    There are loads of simliar hebes with little between them.  However these dome varieties are treated just the same.  Leave til next spring....wait until last frosts in your area.

Your Rose doesn't look too big.  I would move in few weeks' time....try to get a reasonable rootball and prune half way back.  Then prune in spring to outward facing buds. .....trying to create a nice open balanced vase shaped bush.  Nice mulch too when you move it and a good feed next spring.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:15

Did I say I'm growing Wild swan?      ,snigger, snigger snigger

mock orange

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:09

Berghill is spot on.  Bigolob  too. Why prune?  Not much growth to,produce flowers on amyway.  Whatever variety ??ou have, Carole, plant it in the garden.  Don't prune before you do this....why would you?  Plant, feed with,balanced fertiliser, water and leave it alone.  It is unlikely to flower next year too so wait for year after for flowers.  It will not flower on wood made next spring.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:15

Hee hee hee

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:14

Mrs garden, glad your songs doing well.  That's great.

That rudbeckia reminds me somewhat of heleniums.  If you have a good moisture retentive spot I recommend heleniums.....sahins early flowerer just goes on and on amd on and on and..............

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:09

Sorry mrs garden......they're a ffffffffffigment,of my imagination!  Ha ha. ,cheeky!  

I have posted pics where some grasses can be seen.

Dont like to overpost pics but will do this........got stipa gigantea, Tennuissima, hordeum, ,elymus, pennisetums, calamagrostis Overdam, Karl Foerster and several deschampsias in flower.  Miscanthus varieties and Panicums still to show their flowers.....late September for this.  So, nice dry day then and I will google.....Er,photograph them.

 

Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:58

Hello coys

I like to grow,these "cushion" hebes as densely as possible.  A tidy up....in spring now...with shears.  Try to encourage that round tight shape by cutting back but not too much into old wood.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:53

Lovely colours from those begonias.  The only ones I grow are the Bonfire cascading types.  Very long flowering amd easy.  Small vivid red or orange flowers upright then cascading.  Brilliant show

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:58

Few years back I tackled a council guy spraying weeds on roads n pavements. ,waving sprayer around like a guardsman on rail platform. ,got him before he reached my property.....I shot him, of course.  Well, he might have sprayed my plants!

Poorly Hellebores?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:53

Sounds lot better than the usual mpc. MACAVITYTHECAT.  I have used my own sieved soil, sieved mpc, and perlite for containers.  One bonus ...one reason for the mixture.....was a lack of vine weevils.  ESP with top dressing of gravel

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