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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 08:46

If its become a riddle ............

Sun is now bursting through 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 08:33

Morning everyone.

Misty morn but warm.  Sun should break at any mo.  quiet, no wind. 

Just checked plants under polythene polytunnel and everything,looks good. 

So tempting to do so much in the garden but "slowly, slowly catchee monkey"......sorry not often I get a chance to use that phrase 

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 00:17

Hello kevin

Well  I wish you luck in your efforts to be a garden writer.

Geoff Hamilton, I agree, was one of the best....if not the best presenter.  Bob flowerdew has loads of knowledge so would enjoy him on the tv.  Toby Buckland is very underrated as he is excellent.  Monty is very good.  Alan titchmarsh had his moments.  Christine walkden also.  

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 00:06

Hello Edd

Tongue in cheek thread really.

Envy, of course, is a transient thing.....not like jealousy which is a permanent destructive state......and often implies a hope or ambition to have something quite simple or relatively commonplace.  In the context of this thread though it is to unite us in a bit of fun.  In reality I think we all like our own gardens in the place they are and as they are.  

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 21:04

That's a shame Bob.   

This talk of not liking blue.......????   I LOVE  blue flowers. Could make quite a list of blue  flowering plants I grow.  As for associating them, well, they contrast and complement so many plants....an orange echinacea near a blue salvia, a yellow osteospermum in front of a blue flax, a blue delphinium behind a red dahlia, a blue caryopteris and geum Totally Tangerine......????? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:36
  1. Flamingo has excellent flower colour fairy.  There are some newer varieties with supposedly darker red flowers/inflorescences with purple red foliage I think.

Photinia leaf drop

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:32

Photinias do drop a lot of leaves throughout the year, in my experience.  They dont seem to like too much wind either or too much moisture.  For me they are temperamental plants.  

In late spring ...after the new growth turns to green....I pinch shoots back to encourage new red growth.  Oftentimes I repeat this in mid summer too. 

I domt think it's a nutrition thing...I think it's a physiological thing, a term I think covers a range of issues without actually naming one.  I have a sense that they probably  do better as a hedge than as a sIngle specimen plant perhaps preferring the added protection !  

Photinias like to grow tall, to jettison their lower branches, so regular pruning should help.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:11

How can I get my geraniums to grow this year?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:08

Peanuts

You said you watered every couple of days.  Water well at first then an occasional watering.  Your geraniums would not have enjoyed being watered so much.  Not too much tlc with most plants......they do better if left to their own devices to an extent

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:00

Careful lily.  Miscanthus will grow on you.  Two of my favourites are Gold Bar and morning Light.  All my miscanthus provided indestructible foliage and structure throughout the winter.....only just cut them down. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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