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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:09

Beautiful warm day.  And another tomorrow.  Isnt life in the sun grand?

Dozens of bees loving the agastaches.  A few butterflies too 

Not sure where to plant astrantia star of fire. Got to be perfect 

Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:01

Emma, dahlias  have suffered very badly this year.....the worst ever.

My method is to pick slugs etc off at night.  If I,havent,really got the time I will simply visit the dahlias only....as I,did last night.

I cut off damaged stems,  leaves amd spent flowers and new growth soon follows.   Agree that tubers are more likely to recover. 

Herbaceous perennial plugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 14:13

Never plant out any plugs direct into the garden

Why would anyone do this?  They look silly, losses will be high and they will only grow 

very slowly

Always pot them first in order to create a garden size plant in spring.

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:06

Yes Berkely .....double the value 

dicentra silly mistake

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:04

Dicentra in the border if you can the catsmother. Be careful with those long brittle roots 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:53

Morning folks 

Sunny and bright .....some showers apparently possible 

That's odd.  Thought someone had posted a picture of my hedge for a mo. 

It's been a good,summer for long flowerimg I think.  Salvias and heleniums have enjoyed it

Off to help in a friend's garden this morn. (she is such a lazeeeeee so amd so though meaning a lot of maintenance catch up 

Deepest red astrantia

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 21:00

I would wait for a few weeks.   Do it in late September richondac.  

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 14:27

Hello berkely 

I would  divide it next spring.  All miscanthus get large quickly amd therefore more difficult to split.

Divide Imto 2 ....spade down centre.....and you,will have 2 grassss of that size by next summer 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:13

Meant to,comment on BoB's  clematis.....delightful shade of blue.   Also his remark  that  perennials get bigger and better every year so giving extra value as years go by  Its exactly how I feel and say to people.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:06

Hello forkers

Weather has  a cooler feel to it so far although pleasant still.  Cloudy possibly rain  about  

Hmmmm!  Local bishop appealing for more money from his parishioners ....Making £8 50 per week from each member.  always considered the church of England  to be rich.?

Got the subtle pale blue and white flowers of salvia uliginosa swaying ....seemingly.....with those of stipa gigantea which is pleasing 

Hope everyone is well or recovering 

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