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Posted: 23/09/2013 at 17:05

I'm,not...I'm fine.  

Perennials planting time

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 14:26

Supernoodle.  If rhododendrons, etc grow there then Callunas will too. Look out for Erica Arborea Alberts Gold.  Lovely yellow foliage, comifer looking, erect, tactile with honey scented flowers.  Kalmias too in your soil.  For lavendars I would add plenty of grit in the planting hole. Not evergreen but a yellow grass called hackonochloa is absolutely stunning in heavy soil.  From early spring to late summer it is beautiful.  It has strands of red and orange in it and great for cascading or edging.  Check this one out. And to complement it add a red Heuchera called Berry Smoothy.  


Posted: 23/09/2013 at 14:15

those buns of Stacey's...........they look deeeeeeeeelishush.  What is it with women?  My niece regularly sends pics of food she's cooked, buns she's made, etc.  what's the point of pictures?  Buns are for eating not photographing.

Gomna make Cornish ice cream topped with  Cornish cream soon.  It's difficult ...loads of skill required.

Dicentra Care

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 14:09

Could have been my words, jokeyes....even to using a marker.  

Perennials planting time

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 08:32

Morning Supernoodle.  It depends on variety with echinaceas. ,I love em amd grow many varieties.  Best to protect.

Small shrubs?  Pittosporum Tom Thumb is a shiny black purple shrub and is evergreen.  V nice foliage comfrast. Santolina is a silver aromatic mound.  

Did you test your soil....? PH?  If acid dwarf Rhodos, azaleas, dwarf pieris, etc will fit the bill.

Dwarf evergreen hebes come in many foliage colours.  But loads of small shrubs

What about herbaceous perennials like aster frikartii monch?  This grows to about 3' in full flower and flowers for weeks amd weeks.  Lavendar blue...superb next to silver plants like artemisia Powys castle (this is Evergreen, silver dome and very tactile). Some nice compact perennials would add excitement to a small shrub planting.

Yep, an exciting project Supernoodle but jot down a sketch with possible plants first


Posted: 23/09/2013 at 08:17

...does anyone else find these STIHL ads a nuisance?  Difficult to finish my post then......


Posted: 23/09/2013 at 08:15

Morning forkers

Dull,misty but warm.

Not too,sure about cake right now but porridge and the last of my blueberries went down nicely

Helping a friend with her garden today but hope to get grass cut and dead heading to prolong flowering 

very new to gardening

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 00:17

Best to buy a little,during each season too .this way you will bson easing towards year round colour.  

Food can also get food pellets.

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 00:14

I would use Provado kill the weevils.  However, next spring and thereafter use nematodes. ,you can't really mix both treatments but in this case and 6 months apart will be ok.  Otherwise the weevils will increase over the autumn etc

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 00:09

Tomorrow......oops today .....will be a better day Archie.

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