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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:16

Good morning forkers

Cloudy so far.  Warm,though.  

Local radio currently about the Foodbanks and child poverty.  More hardship than even a couple of years ago.

No chance of any gardening today methinks.

Have good day folks

Revitalise spent compost - how??

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:38

Ah well!  Bought from gods own Country so you've got the best.  Yes they will keep through the winter

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:33

Yep. Sure is.

Hedge problem.

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:32

Finless, metal posts and galvanised wire stretched with eye bolts should be effective but I would still trim it back somewhat

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:18

Sara

Athyrium niponicum Ursulas Red.....Japanese painted fern...is lovely.  Blue grey leaves with red veins and stems.  Classy. There are others.  Yes, I would put an Acer there...dissectum purpureum variety would look good with those ferns.  White daffodils  and white tulips too.  Not sure anemones would like it too dry but with all that manure get some white hellebores.  I have some beautiful double whites.  Im drooling with the possibilities of,your new border.  Also try veronicastrum album.  Slender and graceful white spires in August

Hedge problem.

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:01

Trouble is nitida isn't meant to be a tall plant..  4' or 5' tops really.  It can be cut back but will lean again when grown back.

Can you put in a galvanised wire and post system on your side?  Or agree with your neighbour to grow something else?

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:49

Sounds nice Jennie. Esc apple blossom is a good form.  And colour co.-coordinated too with the rock rose!  

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:46

Oh,,alrighty then. ,you are forgiven.  You know you can grow red baron in a pot?  You can also easily dig pieces up and control it's size that way.  

red spider mite

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:42

Agree with hollie

Regular misting is highly effective.  Of course, not ideal when sun is beating down but mornings, evenings and whenever it's cloudy during the day.  It's my sure fire way of dealing with red spider inside and outside.  I have, for example, picea Albertiana Conica that suffers.....or used to suffer...from,red spider mite (picea mite).  Regular hose spraying now prevents that.  ....they don't like it up em, cap'n mainwaring

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:36

Imperata red baron a thug?  I love it.  Classy and right now 2' of crimson beauty. In my light soil in front garden it struggled but in the richer soil of the back garden it thrives.  Maybe corny but I have a clump of osteospermum voltage yellow next to it and together they evoke lots of good comments.

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