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Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:55

Tracey...I do this sort of thing all the time....not recommended strictly though 

cut some of the stems back so they are sturdy and not flopping.  watering well is important.  Looks like hot weather for a while again so place comtainer in shady spot for a day or two. 

Oh yes!  Lots of time left for dahlias to flower.....well into the autumn

i would liquid feed too in a few days 


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:51

Roasting again.  Really hot.

the motor cyclist killed comes from a village I know well...used to love there.  Not a nice feeling.

garden girl.......heck!  I wanted that name  maybe garden missie is available?



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Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:47

You have the wrong plant thrifty mama.

correct me if wrong but Virginal is double flowered.

lovely scent but only for 3 weeks or so.

choisya ternata may be a better bet??  Scented flowers from early evergreen glossy aromatic foliage......?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:36

hydrangea limelight



Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:24

So not a lot of blue flowers then Jo?

i would post a picture of mine but dont want to over publish.  

You can sow seeds soon for a lovely display of true blue flowers

if its flowering still let it be.  If not you can cut flowered parts off and it will reflower


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:09

Which flax Jo?  Perenne? blue or white?

i grow perenne blue diamond and it has flowered non stop since May. 

it is a short lived perennial .....mine flowered last year, went through the winter and reflowered this year. 


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:05

Just heard a motor cyclist has died.  Huge trauma for his family 

Phormium advice please

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:03

As soon as flowering is over cut back spike back to the base AnniD

most of my phormiums have flowered this year....nothing pretty but fascinating


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:17

Lovely day but not for somebody.  Had a busy morning planned but a serious accident this morning has affected all traffic and most of us had to turn back.  Local side roads are packed and I even saw a minor collision as vehicles tried to squeeze past. Took me an hour and a half to drive about 5 miles.

the accident is at a major black many accidents and a couple of fatalities there.  Just hope it's not someone I know  

Talkback: The mock orange

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:12

Virginal does have a very good scent Thrify mama.  I too have Belle Etoile and it is highly fragrant.

I have to confess, were I to plant another philadelphus I would plant Virginal.  Its flowers are so much bigger and the scent is equally as good.

I suspect you have a seedling or another variety.  Not all are scented...I understand one or two new varieties are bred for their flowers and not scent

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