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Loving Lavatera

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:32

Dean Alex, hi.

Have you tried malva?  Shorter cousins in the mallow family.  Flowerimg all summer at a height of 3' or so.  Album is lovely white ...hardy here. Pink and blue varieties too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:24

Stacey, sounds like leatherjackets in your lawn.  

Dry now amd quite warm but heavy rain today.  Tomorrow will be good day for more clearing away....cutting back all hellebore leaves, moving plants and planting.  Will be ruthless now in my drive to sort the garden for winter.  Already daffodils are poking through and the hellebores will be showing buds in a few short weeks.  Soon be spring, y'know!  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:14

Aconitum stainless steel, helenium double trouble, just about, and helenium Chelsea, just.  Gazanias, osteospermum  voltage yellow. (get this one follks....it's a beauty and flowers non stop) nemesias, tulbaghia, ophiopogon in flower, liriope,  echinacea milkshake, ..........oh, look,it's still summer, isn't it?  

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Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:08

That's a shame Nut.  Sounds horrific.  

Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:05

Always had a huge lorry or trailer load of mushroom compost every year.  Mushroom farms locally until about 4 yeas ago.  Perfect for veg patch.  Applied it thick...6" or more......in the autumn and in spring I cultivated it into the soil surface.  Produced superb crops without weeds.  Also used it as thick mulch around everything ESP hellebores.  Except couple of camellias I grow.  Azaleas, pieris. Rhodos etc grow in large pots and kept away from mushroom compost.

Mushroom farms not so prolific.  Now amd then I get load of manure too as well as recycled compost from the council.  

High in lime but low in nutrients.  To allow for any chemicals in it......always bought as organic mushroom compost......I apply in autumn and allow the winter rains to wash it through the soil so that come the spring the compost is "clean"

Confession Times!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:56

Hmmmmmmmm.  Lindt  chocolates .    Not a chocolate person really......  But lindt, Toblerone, thorntons, cadburys fudge, caramac, choc eclairs, walnut whips................

Talkback: How to plant wallflowers

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:51

Don't  separate tulip bulbs Eve. ,plant them individually 5" or so deep.  Have your wallflowers flowered yet?  If not they will in spring.  Best to dig them up after flowering in spring and put something in their place for the summer.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:46

Fruitcake?  SomeOne say fruitcake?  That's me 

overwintering cannas

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:46

Me too, Swiss sue.  I let cannas dry off if  I dig them up, usually leave some in the ground over winter.  My feelings that they are such large clumps.....well, mine are anyway.....that they have plenty of moisture in them. .....never water them, sorry to disagree with Monty.  Maybe his is a heated greenhouse though.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 16:01

Yes punkdoc .......friendly and relaxing

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