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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:04

Addict, in real life the agastaches are stunning.  I have Sangria to "erupt" soon and this has to be one of my,favourites.  Blue boa is very new and, yes, the leaves are aromatic....liquorice to citrus.  They flower for a very long time ..if last summer is any indication they will flower until autumn.  The variegated hemerocallis foliage is clean, bright and eye catching from early spring to late doesn't really need those flowers to look good

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:54

Evening gardengirl

Bit disappointed again with Tatton show.....same obsession with "symbolism" and not enough about drooling over the plants.

The foodbank  gives out pasta, cereals, milk, fruit, canned meats,  tins of beans, peas, etc etc., ...all the basic foodstuffs. For first time today we gave out childrens' meals designed to give a balanced diet at lunchtime for 5 days a week for next 6 weeks. It is difficult because, as with all good ideas, there are some who take advantage and beat the system.  It is all based on a voucher obtained from charity, social, medical and church bodies.  At times the poverty some endure is alarming


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:44

I have found the best lilies in my garden .and the biggest...are those grown on the best drained areas.  My soil is sandy loam but the driest soils produce best lilies.  Those orange lilies, yerwoman, may be Enchantment....I grow several of these....and I simply dead head them, give a spray of seaweed then one of Epsom salts andI that's it. Avoid wet soil in winter and llilies should thrive

Help please

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:50

Yes remove fading flower stem ASAP.   ....if you want more flowers.  And don't let it dry out too much

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:35

y e s......I am a robot.  actually the lawn is for playing on, for the dog to lie on and for unlimited traffic.  not obsessed about keeping off it

Dierama 'Cosmos'

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:32

ok james..dont forget, heleniums love and NEED water.  that amount of light is fine

dierama can sulk after a move but if you move in autumn with big root ball they will be fine.  good soil and moisture from spring

jenniferann, yes they are absolutely superb in flower.  intend to go for black purple in autumn too


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:28

yes, remove fading flower stem asap to new shoots on stem.  dont allow to dry out too much

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:22

sorry folks probs for mo

picture 1....agastache black adder with acer and just emerging summer sky in distance

picture 2..raspberry summer

picture 3...agastache Blue Boa foreground and black adder in distance

picture adder

picture 5...Hemerocallis Golden Zebra...sorry cant recall who asked to see this variegated day lily.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:44

here are the pictures of a couple of my agastaches as requested

 some of my agastaches...others not yet fully flowering plus a picture of variegated hemerocallis...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:01

Busy at foodbank today.  So many people came and it's free meals for kids too for the next 6 weeks.

Bit cooler but pleasantly warm at about 25

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