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What's happening in my garden!

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 14:16

Oh, that mint Louise.  Is it in a pot or in the garden?  Best not to,have if in the garden....it will romp.  Pull mint apart now and pot up.  Keep in greenhouse and water well. You should have new fresh mint growing in the next few weeks

Lawn - is something terrible about to happen?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 13:57

Susan, you concerned the old grass will seed into your new seed mixture?

I see nothing wrong with returning the,top soil.  

I would dig over, rake and level the area removing all roots, stones etc.  what sort,of lawn did you want?  If a normal everyday quality one then this should be fine.  Spend the winter getting it right and then look to sow seed in late march. Or, do you want some of this area as a border for plants?  

Something which looks nice in November

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 13:18

Hello Catherine.

Sorry for your loss.  Losing a child must be the most emotionally difficult feeling to bear. 

I grew a rose for someone....the name and colour were perfect.  It flowers at the,right time.  I grow a dicentra spectabile for my young nephew ...it flowers wonderfully at the right time too, viz., spring.

November is difficult.  A camellia is nice.  Full of promising buds in November to,produce its flowers in spring.

Lomicera winter beauty is a shrubby honeysuckle with scented late winter flowers and, again, has buds in November.

Choisya sundance is a lovely,yellow evergreen shrub that looks good in November and produces scenfed flowers in spring

Daphne Odora aureomarginataIas a lovely evergreen shrub that looks good all year round and has late winter beautifully scented flowers

What sort of shrub would YOU ideally like to remember your son by?  Evergreen? Scent? Winter flowering heathers are full of buds and flowers over autumn and winter.  Maybe a little plaque too with his name on it?  

 

 

Sparrows!

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:26

......bumping up

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:25

It is gorgeous here this morn.  Very warm indeed.  In fact it's so warm I will be nude gardening today in my front borders 

...sorry, feeling v mischievous today.  I lied    I will be wearing my socks 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:22

Self seeding foxglove...

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:21

Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:19

Caught someone once stealing a plant growing in my wall.  Well-to-do sort of guy...he clearly wasn't short of money.  His wife had the car running and he jumped in but I caught up with them.  Sheepish, apologetic and offered to,pay for it. It was a red mesembryanthemum and most of the roots were left behind.  I said, yes he can pay for it.."£20 please"   

Dont grow tempting stuff in that wall now 

If we can catch these guys it's very satisfying. 

Feel sorry for those of ??ou who have been victims of theft.  

 

hydranger help

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:01

As you say Fairygirl, some of the best things like shade.....I do too 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hydranger help

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 00:41

If your plants are doing well in the sun then leave well alone.  However, moisture and semi shade ...for me...are what hydrangeas like.   Full shade?  No. 

I think too,,that if the soil is good, rich and moisture retentive, hydrangeas will grow well in the sun.  

 

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