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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 09:02

Andy. Nice colour associations.  Want to copy those somewhere in my garden

Well. I'm always saying it this summer but it's a beautiful sunny morning.  No wind.  There is a cooler fresher feel although it was still 22 plus yesterday

The acteas have been so good this year with their brown/purple foliage but now Brunette is flowering with long thick spikes.  Black negligee's spikes just a fraction behind. 

Hostas dying back now with snails adding their bit to hasten their decline.  

Enjoy your day everyone

Im back

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 23:14

Smokin, that's very sad about Emma

I think we are all trying to say ??ou write some challenging articles.....I actually enjoy them ( be a great pity if you stop.) but maybe you come across a little strong.  I say this cos I am guilty of this myself, not just on the forum but in my daily life too.  

Smokin, this is a friendly forum and most posts are made with good intentions.  I give "advice" simply based on my own experience hoping if helps others here.  Your posts are unique and thought provoking so keep "smokin" smokin.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 22:57

Mrs garden

Check out Woottens Plants. I regularly buy from them and they are ethical, efficient and prompt.  Miscanthus variegatus is available in a 2 litre pot which will make a 6' tall specimen next summer.  Probably it will be cut back for despatch but you will receive it in a matter,of days.  There are other nurseries but I prefer Woottens.  Hope this helps. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 20:37

Fairy......kind too, I think.  Thats nice about the bee.  

Mrs garden.   Miscanthus variegatus is widely available.  Haven't bought  one for a while as I propagate my own by division.  Down here local nurseries stock them.  I will check on line amd get,back to you.  

4th panda. ,be not afraid.  Be not afraid.  You will not damage your plant by taking cuttings.  You may need to overwinter it indoors anyway.  If your plant is of reasonable  size look for lateral shoots low down amd pull them off.   3" or 4" tall then cut across where leaves are and put in pot of mpc mixed with grit/perlite.  Just take a couple if you are worried.  Water well. Cover with polythene bag.  Leave inside on a shady windowsill for couple of weeks ...hey Presto!  Two new plants.  


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 20:26

My cosmos have been superb.  Flowering for 12 weeks I reckon.  I always pinch them out several times before planting out and a cut back in late spring.  For me they need good soil but no added fertiliser and not to be in the same position as the previous year.  Agree, full sun is important


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 20:20

Well done Mark

A job is always more satisfying when there's a bit of hard graft involved.  

Do the same with the borders......I mean break up not lay turf!......but choose your plants with some care.  There are some fantastic plants for,heavy,soil.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 19:58

Evening folks

Salvia Amistad is brilliant salvia 4th panda.  Take cuttings from it now.  They will root very quickly.....mine took less than 2 weeks short while ago.  

Fairy......again, so impressive.  Wot a trooper. 

Intended to start new border by removing conifer but the nicest poss way.  But, used my new long reach hedgetrimmer again.  It's so long.  I managed to trim a bit of cloud back that was blocking the sun!!  Ha ha, no, hardly a cloud today amd so warm.

Good forecast too.....brill summer


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 08:54

Got to keep going Andy. Worth it in the end.  It's just as difficult emotionally as physically, isn't it?  Be good to see that photo


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 08:44

Oh no!  Got that wrong! It's beautiful here.  Blue skies and very warm.  how could I have been so confused?

May make a start on a new border today after a visit to the beach


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 08:42

Good morning,everybody.

I looked like George Clooney when born but improved as I got older.

Well, it's pouring with rain here and temperatures down to minus 3.   Apparently, its freakishly icy winds from the atlantic  Just suddenly become winter.  And I forgot to take in my tender plants.  So much for our summer

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