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Posted: 30/09/2015 at 17:06

Wonderful weather .....bloomin warm down 'ere 

almost finished my revamping......visitor not seen for a while turned up so delayed but nice catch up anyway

astrantia hadspen blood divided as well as a deschampsia.  Soil enriched for planting. Still a re adjustment but getting there now.  

Bulbs arrived from Parkers.  Now then, not my choice for plants but for bulbs they have been good.  Excellent size and quality.  Even came with a feedback form so looks like they are upping their game.....unless you know differently

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 16:24

Well,,that is the big unknown milliecat.  I suspect not totally hardy but should be good here 

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:21

Yes chicky but poker roots are esp thick and tough......wont easily pull apart in big clump 

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:15

Dont think the fork system will work with congested poker Chicky 

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:11

Morning Jess

yes,,they are a bit thuggish aren't they?

dig it out.  The roots are thick and unyielding but  a sharp spade or saw is the way to do it. It depends on the size of the may want to cut it again. Then aggressively loosen those tough roots to break up the root system.  It may be easier to soak the divided clumps in a bucket of water first.

replant in eriched soil and water well


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:03


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 07:36

Hello forkers

glorious picture Pat E

yet another fine, dry and sunny morning.  A touch of chill when looking over the sea but that was about 6 15.  lovely spell of weather that's likely to continue yet a while.


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 07:29

True....same for roses Hosta.  Usually grown badly.  And hostas........most I see are ragged and eaten.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 21:39

The secret to later heleniums is to cut back in early summer.  Double Trouble started early and is over for me now

i have white gauras flowering their socks off here....I pinch back to make bushy and it delays flowering just a little


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 21:01

Ruby tuesday is a later variety but several are still in full flower.  Hot Lava too is later.  

Have you considered gauras?  They are eap good at summer's end and autumn 

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