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Posted: 26/07/2013 at 18:38

No, keen.  I enjoy bit of banter, even disagreements at times, and bit more comment so don't give up on that. "keen isms" sounds good too though!

HELP ! Evergreen Complete help needed.

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 18:34

Huya dan, yes resow those patches.  Scratch lawn surface, sow seed and cover with thin layer of,soil or compost.  Keep well watered until grass is growing well

Bleeding Heart

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 18:32

Mrs G.  Many cuttings of summer plants are very easy right now.   I take non flowering shoots that are at least 2" long, insert without hormone powder into pots of 50/50 mpc and vermiculite, water, label and cover with polythene bag and place in sheltered warm spot. Rooting can be rapid....on osteospermums, salvias etc....and when it has remove polythene but keep in shade until growth is obvious and then in the sun.

Cuttings in the ground?  These are usually hard wood cuttings of things  like dogwoods etc that can be 6 - 9" long simply pushed Imto the ground in autumn or spring.  I also take spring cuttings and these would go in the greenhouse

MD in current GW

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 18:23

I guess a large part of my garden has plants from south Africa, Mexico, Australia and new Zealand.  I agree that many native plants  lack that zest and wow factor

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 18:20

Wot?  Well whose strawberries were they then?   "over the channel"?  I thought you said "over the Gannel", a river down here near Newquay.  

Good evening everyone.  Been lovely here...bit humid at times. ,went to st Ives and visited a friend recovering from heart surgery there. Cadged a cuppa AND piececake birthday cake....actually ended up having 2 pieces

Planted out stocks in spare veg part......ex carrots !  Stocks and wallflowers go in veg patch in August /September  where they make large plants for placing in  ornamental beds

late summer plants

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:34

Convolvulous cneorum, osteospermums, Helianthemums, nepeta, santolinas, pittosporums.....purple, variegated, green, yellow, grey folage .....linums, aeoniums (try growing these in pots and bury them in your garden.  For winter lift the pots to greenhouse) euryops, stipa Tennuissima, and heathers do remarkably well once established.  

Bleeding Heart

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:24

Pam, welcome to the forum.  As everyone else has said, it's salvia,hot lips.  It's bit peculiar in that it will,produce all white flowers at times, all red at other times and red and white usually in mid summer.  Here we can and do grow hot lips to 5 plus feet high.  And it's reasonably hardy ...take cuttings now though ( they are very easy) as back up

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 13:20

Hiya punkdoc.....enjoying your volunteering?

Mystery grass please help identify

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 13:17

No, Salino not hordeum jubatum.....too wispy and flat I think.  would guess at an annual grass though

spam reported

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 13:13

What's wrong with spam.  Monty python liked it. I had the spam song as my ringtone until I improved it by recording me singing the ying yang song.  Ah! Such lovely music

(actually I was in morrisons, tesco, whatever when my ying yang rimgtone went off at full volume.  Slightly embarrassing)

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