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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:16

Sprouting from the top of the pot?  Or from the top of the plant?  Cordylines are surprisingly hardy below ground and often regrow.  I would remove all but 3 shoots evenly spaced and allow them to form a vase shape


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:05

Funny, on Love your garden last week Alan Titchmarsh complained about the use of decking in gardens.  He started the craze for decking when he did the Groundforce gardens........guess, we all learn. 

So many people turned to decking and in my local area postmen, trades people and the owners were slipping and sliding off.  And they looked awful generally


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 15:01

In reality though plants grow much bigger than the books say...just look at any plant you have had in your gardens for a few years!


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 14:59

Yes, missing woody too


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 14:58

Fairy, Stacey is my other forum name.  So I agree with everything I/she

You prob will see them in the spring.  Then they romp.  They could flower within 2 years from next sprimg.......please send me the best one you have! I did say "please"


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:47

Just like plants in as many places as possible Singy. I guess you are right though, horses for courses.  


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:44

Thanks Lesley.....maybe I will get hooked on them


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:43

Interesting story Antony.  Welcome. Congrats on the twins.

Now you have your grass at reasonable height try to cut it regularly .  Is it big area?  Often it is just as quick to cut whole lawn as it is to cut just a part of it.

I think those "flies" just enjoyed nesting in your lomg grass, enjoying the moisture and cover.  After a couple of mowings I think they will disappear. Wear boots but keep on top of the mowing.  It will be a great area for your twins to play on next year


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:28

Berghill.   I almost suggested that too.  I have aurea and couple of green white varieties...argentea (?) but mine are 4 to 5' tall with annual trimming.  Lovely tiny leaves but still think 1' is bit small.  Not many shrubs will like such regular hard restricfion


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:22

Just thinking....what a nice bunch here today.  Better than yesterday's!  

Ha ha ha

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hardy geraniums pictures

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