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Posted: 27/07/2013 at 19:47

Hiya raymond

No, I wouldn't plant them out this autumn.  

I wouldn't keep them in the greenhouse now....far better outside

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:21

Right now I guess the star plant in my garden is agastache Blue Boa.  It changes though week by week..... Next week it may be another agastache Sangria.  So what's putting the smile on your face today in your garden?

Day Lilies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:58

Hey keen, I am always attracting comments  on,my sartorial style.....I say shirt tails hanging out is classy and worn out trousers and shoes is ." the way I like it"

Yes like sword shaped folkage too keen but day lilies lack it!!   Always enjoy bit of banter with you!  Oops. Got visitors I can argue with now.....ha ha 


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:51

Have to agree about euphorbia fIreglow.....

ArtemisIas like limelight. Houttynia chameleon, lysimachia firecracker, a "lovely purple clover, a gem I desperately wanted in my early days but now can't totally get rid of, hedychiums that take over within onsalvias are others to beware of.  Some salvias too, unless dug up and split almost yearly, can be bit invasive....guaranitica for example can spread quickly.  some grasses can run too.

I always check out plants new to me....if I know how they grow, how  to control them and still want them in my garden I will find ways of growing them


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:40

Hello Matty.  Be interested to hear your ideas for your planting....inspired by your day out.  Always lookIng for,inspiration myself 

Perennial wallflower

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:37

Your "large verbums are now suffering".  ....sorry to near that gardeningfantic. Hope not,too painful though!

I have grown variegated perennial wallflowers.....they had lovely "clean" , crisp almost white and cream foliage with bluish flowers.  Next to purple dwarf berberis, purple Heucheras or geranium black beauty (almost purple foliage) they looked wonderful.   However they were tender and slow growing ..I have some cuttings on the go now.....and last for one season as a pristine plant.  

Day Lilies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:28

I grow a few varieties of day lily.  Hyperion is an old scented yellow that I do like but generally they are clumsy looking plants and lack class.  (stir, stir stir)    I have some other lovely flower colours but,  simply to acquire them, may purchase a couple of double varieties.  For me they get huge within 2 or 3 years and would not plant these in 3s.  I tend to tuck them away a little so the flowers can be enjoyed but the foliage obscured. Unless dead headed almost daily they also look tired and, there are better plants..............discuss!


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:13

It's ok Waterbutts.  I totally respect your views. We need to hear and listen to everybody's point of view on things and then weigh up what we want to do. I'm aware of looking after the environment but also love my garden plants.....want them to be the very best they can be so sometimes we have to compromise.  If we allow wildlife to destroy our precious plants we have nothing left to enjoy in our gardens and we will lthe interest in them.

I never take offence on the forum when posters disagree with me either. I know I'm always right............not!

Perennial wallflower

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 11:26

Hiya jackieW.  Nice plant but ready to propagate now

Take cuttings from the stems.........look for shoots about 2 or 3 inches long low down, ideally with no flower buds on and try to gently pull downwards.  Then trim off the jagged heel with sharp knife, remove a couple of the larger leaves and put in 9 cm pot around the edge ( of the pot).  I use a mixture of compost and perlite ....try to do 50 /50 mix but I'm always in such a hurry when I do it......and push the cuttings in as far as maybe half way.  Water well, label, put polythene bag over the top and place outside in shade somewhere for 2 or 3 weeks.  When rooted remove polythene bag

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 00:45

Night fidget. I'll put the lights out

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