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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 

How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:59

Get rid of the lot. the hellebore will die before the ground elder Nut.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:46

Rudbeckias Victoria?  Goldsturm flowers for weeks on end and will flower too when asters are out.  And late varieties of heleniums?  

Deep borders

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:42

Hard landscaping is often overly done and contrived.  However, in wet gardens it is prob more applicable.  


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:38

The big "secret" is moisture for hydrangeas. get PLENTY of organic matter into the aoil at planting time.  Get it deep too....a sort of reservoir....and mulch well annually.  Water regularly for best flowers.  hydrangeas will cope with sun under those conditions.

Charlie, can you plant something on the sunny side to create some dappled shade for your hydrangea?  A miscanthus grass will do the job. PH test your soil. if its alkaline maybe go for a dark red hydrangea.  

We have discussed the latest hydrangeas here and there are now some fantastic new varieties with dark foliage.

and,,yes, you can plant now 

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 16:23

put a blue perennial with it like salvia Amistad, agastache black adder or aconitum or a purple foliage shrub like cotinus Grace or dahlia Bishop of Llandaff for a spectacular summer display. 

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