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What plant is this please?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:08

Looks like artemisia dracunculus to me.  It also sounds like it from your description of root system Poppy Girl .  I would get rid of it 

Salic Flamingo

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:03

That's a good idea Matty 

To cut back or not to cut back...

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:01

Agree with ??ou Joe.  Frost on hardy perennials is beneficial I think. 

Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:57

Looking good  Alan 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:53

Yviestevie, well I have it I have it in partial shade but sun will improve that variegation. The sunnier the spot the better the soil ...moisture content.....should be.  However, in spring sun will not affect it.  

......the good guys

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:31

I bought a lot of my grasses from Hoecroft Nursery as small plants.  Knoll gardens I guess is number one fame wise but check both out and compare.

Best too, to assess your garden soil and comditions prior to acquiring grasses.  As you prob know, Philippa, some like it moist like deschampsia, molinia and many carex.    Then others like it dry.  Check for invasiveness too.  However, grasses do give a lot of pleasure so good luck and have fun choosing  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:10

Busy, look take it easy.  You don't need to pot on the rest.  Just send them to me.  I really don't mind 

At times today it has been really hot but no mistaking the increasing number of leaves falling reminding me summer is ending 

Yviestevie, how about brunnera hadspen cream?  Lovely variegated leaves and forget me not blue flowers in spring.

Salic Flamingo

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:41

Yes, autumn affect that's all....plus being dry.  However, mine are still fine at moment.  The soil,has been helped with good mulching though.

You won't lose,them.  In spring when new shoots appear cut back all dead bits back to those shoots,  feed and mulch for good new growth.  

Japanese anemone

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:26

Jess is correct.  Move now and they will sulk for a year or two

Can you dig up some of any wandering pieces and pot up?  Develop these for plantIng out next autumn.  However before planting try to enrich the planting  hole 

Tricia, do you have any garden compost?   Or mushroom compost or you could mix dried cow manure with mpc.  My inkling is too dry.  

my hormones

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:55

Are you from Nottingham Tootles?

Sun here too now...glorious 

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