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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:21

Nice hedychiums ....down here they spread too too much.  Had various varieties and gave them to a friend who has acres.  So I still get to see them.  For me they also,have nice scent 

Bamboogie, lovely garden 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:07

Great idea KEF

lets use this unique thread. I've recently aired my concerns about  my mum and will post them here in future 

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:00

Penstemons are not really great after 2 or 3 years.  Cuttings taken over the summer will produce good flowerimg plants next year, better year after and then decline.  

I remove flowered stems as offen as possible ......not doing so reduces the flowering capacity.  

Football season - 2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:55

I think man united will struggle all season.  The team has lost confidence, arrogance and a winning mentality.  David Moyse should have been given more time.  

I think the European teams have sussed us out and british clubs will struggle in Europe this year. 


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:27

Been pretty warm here today.  Gorgeous day 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:21

David, funny isn't it?  Scent can be great for some yet awful for others.  However, it's the foliage's so, so, so good.  A little moisture in good soil so quite easy.  No, never really been fond of chrysanthemums but I guess I could reconsider them.  Perhaps it's because I used to grow so many that I tired of them. 

Oh lily pilly never thought of doing a video.  I guess I could  

Chicky, I do have a red helenium but I want to add a couple more. However, red dahlias are providing lots of reds around the garden as it is.

what will go with Delphinium summer nights

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:12

How about malva alba?  

Do ??ou want exactly same,height as summer nights?  Annuals or perennials?  And must be from seed?

White new guinea impatiens?  Cuttings taken now will produce lots,of plamts for next year

White Gaura provides elegant  spires all summer. Again a single plamt will provide lots of cuttings. 

Not too informed about seed sown annuals so I'm sure others will respond more fruitfully 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 15:23

dont post here often but always an essential daily thread this for me

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 15:22

not up to standard of you guys but couldnt resist this.  was a mass of butterflies but time I got camera only 2 remained


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 13:46

I need to  get in closer acteas really cos I think their (indestructible) foliage is superb (for more than 6 months Fairygirl

Heleniums el dorado ..pic 3.....double trouble is 2.  3 is Wauldtraut.  4 is problematic but it's clear it's not what I thought it was  so will have to check this one out.  Moreheim Beauty, sahins, Chelsea are others grown.  




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