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Dead conifers?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:30

"conifers" need to be chosen wisely.  Those I have change in foliage colour quite dramatically throughout the year.  And let's not confuse them with Leylandii and hype surrounding these monsters.  I have 7 scattered throughout my garden....each evoking praise at some time during the year.....and love them.  Not to grow any of them is like denying yourself clotted cream with your strawberries!  ( like that!)

Fairygirl, I have a dark green Taxus simply shaped as an exclamation mark that I plan to turn into......ME, viz., a simple Cornish yokel, wearing a hat, a straw sticking out of his mouth and holding a garden fork!  And a garden cat never get to continue its pruning.




Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:20

Morning folks.

Feel guilty in saying its dry, warm, and increasingly sunny here.  Very humid though last night. Forecast says 22 today.

Heleniums,,salvias and agastaches all opening or about to open.....exciting time of the year for summer perennials

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 00:58

Tina so you got 2 bags of compost for the price of 3???

Some  nice plants there..miscanthus  morning light is a fabulous grass and those hebes are difficult to resist. The ophiopogon is good choice too.

Planted yet?

Hello :)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 00:43

Hiya addict

Welcome to the forum. I notice you are a plantswoman...I'm a plantsman.  Look forward to your comments, advice and opinions on the forum.  I'm always trying the new varieties and just love plants.

Dead conifers?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 23:19


Taxus do recover from the hardest pruning.  They are vastly under rated

couch grass

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:31

Couch needs to grow vigorously to survive. that raking to lift stems....weakens it

Dead conifers?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:27


I would dig them out.  How tall are they? I have removed many conifers and would remove these.  Dig deeply all around taking out trench where you can.  I would first sever the top leaving the rest as a lever.  In my experience levering and digging is easier than ??ou might think.

Enrich the soil as much as pssible and carefully consider what you could replant there

Mind your own business

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:17

Wot you like woody?

What has everyone been up to?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:14

Mutley, you can still,get tomato plants and they will grow quickly now.

Its been lovely here today.....almost afraid to mention the word sun as rain seems to,have busy on some places.

I think it's supposed,to be good again tomorrow. ,

Betty, I have never grown globosa but intended to.  Nice plant.

Not a lot needs doing in the garden at moment but today so,e regale lilies opened.  It was the scent I noticed first.  Things happen quickly in the garden at this time

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:03

Tina, what did you buy?  

Bev,mathematics was and still is a confusing subject for me.  My young niece however LOVES maths....her words.  She tries to explain the fascination of it for her but loses me.  She is now an accountant....well trainee....and the mathematics is there too.  Enjoy your weekend in the garden

Does seem strange ....lonely even...on this thread at mo!

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