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Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:44

I have found the best lilies in my garden .and the biggest...are those grown on the best drained areas.  My soil is sandy loam but the driest soils produce best lilies.  Those orange lilies, yerwoman, may be Enchantment....I grow several of these....and I simply dead head them, give a spray of seaweed then one of Epsom salts andI that's it. Avoid wet soil in winter and llilies should thrive

Help please

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:50

Yes remove fading flower stem ASAP.   ....if you want more flowers.  And don't let it dry out too much

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:35

y e s......I am a robot.  actually the lawn is for playing on, for the dog to lie on and for unlimited traffic.  not obsessed about keeping off it

Dierama 'Cosmos'

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:32

ok james..dont forget, heleniums love and NEED water.  that amount of light is fine

dierama can sulk after a move but if you move in autumn with big root ball they will be fine.  good soil and moisture from spring

jenniferann, yes they are absolutely superb in flower.  intend to go for black purple in autumn too


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:28

yes, remove fading flower stem asap to new shoots on stem.  dont allow to dry out too much

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:22

sorry folks probs for mo

picture 1....agastache black adder with acer and just emerging summer sky in distance

picture 2..raspberry summer

picture 3...agastache Blue Boa foreground and black adder in distance

picture adder

picture 5...Hemerocallis Golden Zebra...sorry cant recall who asked to see this variegated day lily.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:44

here are the pictures of a couple of my agastaches as requested

 some of my agastaches...others not yet fully flowering plus a picture of variegated hemerocallis...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:01

Busy at foodbank today.  So many people came and it's free meals for kids too for the next 6 weeks.

Bit cooler but pleasantly warm at about 25

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 17:58

Yippee first folks. I won.  Doesn't  matter really .......but, I won

Purple Plant

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 17:56

Looks like Verbena homestead purple or maybe Rigida.  

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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