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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:10

So you're looking like a runnee bean too now Runny!  

is there still time to plant new plants

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:08

Hello Bandita

firstly, how big are your plants? if they look reasonably big then yes plant them out now

Was there a label on your plants to say what they were?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 19:18

Cut lawns....looking lush now.  

Deadheaded dahlias....been flowering now for weeks.  I think it's been a great summer for dahlias.  large bushes and non stop far.

Divided recently acquired kniphofias ....gains an extra year's growth for good clumps next year.

picked loads of runner beans......I'm looking like one now.  And tomatoes, looking like one now.  And carrots, looking like one now.      Now you all know what I look like 


Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 19:08

bloomin heck!   Posted a long, long reply Chicky only to lose it

ah well!  precise of it.

ember glow is best I think for late summer flowering.

I am growing knips for the first time this year after a long held dislike of them.  I now have several varieties and been experimenting with them over the summer...viz., dividing and siting for best place to grow them.  I divided one today as it was coming into flower to see how it will behave

I have posted several pics over the summer Chicky of differenf knips if you can check back.  


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:53

I have to say I much prefer the taller more usual varieties.  Their " steely" structure has  more appeal for me. 

check out a variety called Jade Frost too Jan 


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:09

Punkdoc........duh!  Jam then cream,,then more cream then start again.  Large scones, of course.  Just make sure you arent going to sneeze first. 

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:42

Well done Rich. 

I always soak plants first before planting.  Always tease roots out too.

makes a heck of a difference 


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:40


cornish way....jam first then cream.  Tut tut 

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:36

We are all differenf with different gardens, different climates, different soils so our experiences are bound to be, well, different 

In my own garden  jap anemone is a and white. They really are the same, or that if they are happy they will take over.  Then difficult to get rid of.

I  grow most will know to their irritation I guess.....Wild Swan. They are all flowering well now and have been off and on all summer.  They will flower after the jap anemones too. Apparently they can be difficult to grow in some gardens.

wild swan has same delicate pure white flowers but has a nice blue back to them.  They are also more compact and sturdy. They will not invade.   I divided one in mid summer when it paused its flowering and one has buds and one has flowers.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:14

Calamagrostis Karl Foerster....bit bedraggled by rain but very tactile 


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