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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:16

Good luck Clarington.  Did you research the company for info about them?  Maybe you could see a reason there for wanting to join them?  

Beechgrove

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:14

Rosemummy, well we live and learn.

Violas?  I cut back in mid summer....they will reflower,quite quickly.  However, I often split them and pot up.  

The clematis and rose were meant for wildlife or wild garden.  No way would I do any of that or use any of those plants.  Surprised he didn't plant dandelions too. Not for me.

However, Beechgrove is an excellent programme with excellent presenters.   Enjoyable half hour 

Dodgey Dahlia's

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:00

Hello Ryan.  Nice to hear from ??ou again 

Well. You have no choice but to out them outside now.  

A clean cut back is important and hopefully they will grow....there's still time for that.  I think your site is fine......full sun will be too much for them right now.  I would be inclined to cover those with no shoots with fleece.......helps ward off any stray slugs if nothing else.

Hostas

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:53

Hmmmm, scary imformation.  I shall be keeping a daily watch on my gold Standard. 

South facing garden "which plant/s"?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:30

Oh, I would put a Phormium there.  Tricolour, yellow wave, Cream Delight for "yellows" or sundowner, dazzler and lots more for reds,,pinks and maroons.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:20

Welcome fraximus.  Lots of new members lately 

Dove's cake is making me drool.....my iPad is quite messy.....could post a selfie but not a good sight.  

Well, lovely day again albeit a little windy. Lawns cut, veg patch weeded, heleniums staked, another dahlia planted and geum totally Tangerines have been cut back to encourage more flowering.  Lupin flower spikes removed to allow secondary ones to come through.

Very warm forecast .....yippee   Need to get more matchsticks to get a tan between my toes 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 14:08

And,the tiarellas 

Hostas

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 14:07

It seems a hosta virus is affecting lots of hostas.  

I understand,the virus can cross into other types of plants via sap......on hands,knives, etc.  ......not by aphids though, apparently. I will clean hands, tools,etc., when I divide or cut any hosta. The virus is quite distinctive apparently.....odd green lines on the leaf pattern.  Bit disconcerting....

Hostas

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:00

Just checked out info re hosta virus(x).  Bit alarming.  Will check all my plants including gold standard.  It seems growing them in a more open sunny position makes them less susceptible to this virus.

Hostas

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 08:46

Oh, what sort of virus Hostafan?   Was going to get another gold standard this morn but I won't now.  Does virus seem to spread to other hostas?  Perhaps a limit on hosta numbers is advisable? 

(I am aware that if too many plants of one type are grown pests and diseases are worse.  I have had more helleborus black spot over past 2 years ......always disease free a few years back......for example so will hold back on adding any more)

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Invasion....no likee

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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