Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 18:46

Nice to see you back Edd.   The forum has been full of cakes, babies, and lots of trivia as the ladies have taken over.   Be good to have sensible grown up discussion and jokes again 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 18:01

Golden rod is a bit of a nuisance Yvie.  

Similar stature and habit how about salvia Amistad instead of your lavatera? 

salix looking poorly

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:57

Vickie, it does behave like that at this time of year.  next spring mulch and feed your plant.  Keep it well watered during the summer....it needs a good moisture level 

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Posted: 09/11/2015 at 13:03

Cream delight is a fav of mine too Fairy.  Phormiums generally look awful because their owners don't know how to treat them.  I grow Yellow Wave, Sundowner, Dazzler, Tricolour, and a couple of others....(names forgotten for mo including a newish mostly white leaved phormium) 

Annually I remove oldest leaves amd this keeps the young colourful appearance.  And every 3 years I divide them.  Often phormiums are allowed to grow large with drab old foliage that look downright ugly.  Then desperate owners decide to remove them.  

Ha ha....sneaked in a few more plants 

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Posted: 09/11/2015 at 12:31

Punkdoc, I always break the rules

flowerlover, i cut this one very hard leaving hardly a discernible leaf.  Then clean the area.  This prevents caterpillars having a nibble and creates fresh foliage in a very short time

have to say though that I decide on a plant by plant basis....for example, one Rozanne is not cut back and it makes an attractive wide (10') mound of flowers all summer. this one though makes few flowers in autumn so a choice to make.  

Wind Brakes & Joy Larkcom

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 12:16

Hiya Newboy

definitely,,shelter from wind is important.  Seedling veg, esp, are vulnerable to damage by wind ...tender stems will snap

My garden is sheltered...the veg patch even more so but I always fleece veg from seed sown stage to a couple of inches high.  Beetroot, esp, is easily damaged when young.

 

ID sub shrub

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:15

I know what you mean re salvias Buttercups but be aware some are a little invasive.  Mostly they are vigorous ....down here anyway.....so I am very selective on salvia varieties.  

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Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:51

A geranium, Jolly Bee, supposedly the same as Rozanne but I don't think it is, is still in full flower.  More compact than Rozanne.  Cut back in mid summer and,,after a break of 2 or 3 weeks,,has flowered continuously since.   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:45

Hello forkers. 

not too bad here....dry and pleasantly warm 

finally decided my chain of planting for later involving 5 perennials.  Hoping it will stay fine for that 

more signs of autumn taking hold over past few days so will be ruthlessly cutting stuff down soon.  Already new growth...daffs, hellebores etc....is showing

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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 22:33

what?  You grow day lilies Kathy? 

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