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Posted: 20/07/2013 at 11:47

Cooler Matty? It's hotter than ever today.  Breezy too but it seems to make  it feel hotter.

Matty, put the sprinkler on those hungover bodies!

Is this correct ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:33

Hiya addict.

  You sure?  Sounds very much like wild Valerian to me.  Has shazza said what it is?

Shazza. What does your garden label say about your plants?  

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:29

Never grown cotinus royal purple as a grafted plant........?


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:28

Good morning everyone.  When are we going to get a summer?


Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:21

I really wouldn't do that.  Best to grow cuttings on in pots and plamt out when they fill at least a 1 litre pot.  And dont put same plants in same spot.  They will not grow well at all.  

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:17

Have you got this in the shade?  It's essentially a sun lover.  

I grow 2 cotinus bushes and neither ever produces green leaves....they start off purple and remain purple.  Cuttings too have always been purple without a hint of green.  There is a variety called Grace which is less purple .....not to my taste

Is this correct ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:10

Both white and red valerian....well, pink one too...are very invasive plants and not really suitable for the garden.  They grow wild on the Towans behind me.  People often dig pieces up to plant in their gardens only to later rue the day they did.  Roots go deep and wide.  

Coimcidentally, at a hospital visit today white valerian was growing in an enclosed area and was about 5' tall.  

What can I put in now?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:01

I would plant rudbekia Goldsturn and aster frikartii monch.....flower power till autumn and truly hardy and perennial. I have this partnership in my garden......both about to flower.....and it is an eye catcher.  Behind them both I have helenium moerheim beauty, in flower now  Jap anemones will ruin your borders by being invasive.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 20:07

Hey gardengirl....yes of course we missed you.  Good news though it's not appendicitis.   

I was nearly poorly once

Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:09

Novice gardener, you're not putting cuttings directly into the ground where old plants were are you?

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