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Oh no.....not again...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 21:54

Serious stuff in Nepal folks.  Not really an apportunity for anything other than huge empathy and financial support

tatty looking Lavender

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 21:23

Trim it back to green shoots....maybe a third back.  It will delay flowering.  After flowering trim it again

Lavender companions

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 21:13

Lupins currently starting to flower in front of my lavendar hedge......20' an edge to veg patch. .  I also have verbena bonairiensis in between as well as a couple of cannas to one end. When the lavendar is flowering I still have spires of lupins.  After flowering the hedge is trimmed level and the cannas and verbenas flower until autumn


Oh eck!

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:25

It's tonight's forcast that could be a problem for some folks.  Not just frost...which would be devastating to anything tender.......but cold weather can check growth on annuals, runner beans, tomatoes and the like.  Not sure it will be cold here but we should be expecting minimum temps now of 10 degrees........


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:32

Get better soon Dove.......dont want to stir. ( would I do that.? )....but I have a feeling Wonky is the cause!  

Impressive planting Hosta.   Nice to garden on such a scale.  

Taking a cuppa outside in the sun for minute or two 

Red/green plants

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:25


Leucothoe scarlettii. uncinia unciniata rubra. Heucheras like Berry Smoothie.  Acteas like Brunette.  Lobelia Tanya.  Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy.  Cistena Crimson Dwarf on its own rootstock.  Cannas like Durban.  Persicara Red Dragon.  Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff.  Geranium Black Beauty.  Imperata Red Baron. Photinia Little Red Robin.  Physiocarpus Diablo.  Berberis Bagatelle.  Phormium Dazzler.  

Cutting back Stipa tenuissima

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:16

Yes they will but I did mine a few weeks back.  Flowering will be delayed.  Can you isolate the strawy bits and cut them out leaving just the bright green stems?

Shade loving flower suggestions please

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:14

heucheras will thrive there.  New guinea impatiens Too.  Hostas...they flower too.  

Not hot on annuals but begonias should do well.  

Dappled shade is a perfect setting for many plants.......depends on how much shade Amy

Oh no.....not again...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:09

another earthquake in Nepal.  How bad is that?  I guess we will need to dip deeper into our pockets.  Words fail me but it seems so cruel.  With all our personal issues we are so lucky here, aren't we? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:06

Bit warmer here Runny.    No doubt you will get the heat later and we will get rain 

very warm, almost  hot, today.  Planted more dahlias, echinaceas, bonariensis, picked radishes, sown more radishes, seaweeded veg crops and potted on imto bigger pots some perennials.

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