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osterospermum

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 13:12

Free plants?  Great isn't it Mattbeer?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:49

That's good news Steve....that depression won't bother us 

Bit windy today but very warm, sunny and fantastic 

Had a plant parcel today.....helenium and another actea.......so will be adding this supplier to the good guys thread. Height of helenium about 4 ' with plenty of  flowers but both plants ...3 litre pots..... will make a first class impact  next year 

 

Is this Japanese Knotweed? - please help

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:42

KF no JKW 

Plant ID - blue flowers

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:38

Nut is right, I think.  Griffithi  does seem to be a tad more tender but the flowers are brighter blue and the leaves less harsh.  

Wilmottianum does have nice autumn foliage too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:32

Morning everyone   Warm and sunny again here ....3 degrees Fairy?  My fridge is higher than that.  However, I guess you get those wonderful autumn colours that are not part of the Cornwall  coastal scene so swings and roundabouts 

Dove, feel for you.  Certainly are in the wars.  Hope things improve fast. 

Great weather for so lomg now but I have a feeling I saw a huge low pressure system coming our way 

 

Plant ID - blue flowers

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 00:03

Go for griffithi instead if you can.  Evergreen,,better foliage 

osterospermum

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:53

That's fine Carol.     can also layer osteospermums.   Slightly cut the under side of a stem and push into the soil. ,peg or cover with small stone.  This is ideal method during spring and summer 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:26

Lyn, I have done that too with cosmos for a friend who has issues with rabbits.  So I grewthem on in 5 litres pots, pinching out initially a few times, removing buds and creating strong bushes to,plant out in June.  They then are amazing and rabbit proof 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:21

Oh, that's sad to hear Dove.  Hope you are enjoying your enforced rest though.  

My mum fell whilst in hospital yesterday...ct scans and x rays report all ok.  Will see her soon

It is ROASTING here.    So hot   Temp in the  garden is 26.  Womderful day but won't be gardening.   Did make a couple of mental notes though about a few changes...too hot to do more than think of working.

Gaillardias will survive the winter down here as far as temp goes but we do get plenty of rain.  So I will divide them and keep under cover until spring.    A local nursery will stock new varieties in spring anyway so will prob get more then.  All part of my hitherto mentioned plans for next year 

 

Am I a saddo?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:11

Bekkie 

Take cuttings, divide plants and if there is a special plant ......or two or three......tell the buyers you will be taking it...or them. Beaus Mum

However, starting again is quite exciting.  Perhaps a blank canvass.  Planting a new border,designing a new garden would be great for me.  No, you are not a saddo.  

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