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Talkback: How to force rhubarb

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 08:40

You can't make  it do what it doesn't want to do..........


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:56

Consider the hollies.....golden king is superb.  Yellow and green evergreen foliage with red berries.  Natural comical shape can be easily controlled by once a year trim. check out the hollies.there are other varieties too...because they are attractive all year round

If I contradict Fairygirl she will get me but pyracantha is a vicious plant which is very vigorous once established.  Have removed this from my garden.  Must be pruned religiously every year and at correct time.  Not worth it.

Easiest small evergreens must include choisya sundance.....lovely yellow shrub with highly scented spring flowers, sarcoccoca is an evergreen easy shrub that pulses wonderful scent all over the garden in late winter, and euonymous microphylla aurea which is a mound of tiny evergreen green and yellow leaves.  If your soil is acidic then grow pieris flaming silver.  Green and white leaves in winter are followed by bright red new leaves in spring plus white flowers


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:21

That sounds enough to me mars.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:15

Sounds good to me dove

Clematis Ville de Lyon?  Etoile Violette?


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:56

The variety would help.. Some like shade and some the sun.  I often move geraniums around the garden and it's surprising what a difference it can make.   Yes, try the feed

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:54

Hemerocallis summer wine would look great in front of a blue agastache dove. Or next to a caryopteris like sterling silver with its silvery foliage.  Or a blue salvia like Amistad. If you like sedums check out Frosty Morn.  I have a nice one called Posties Pride, a darker neater form of purple emperor.  Only prob with sedums is they are a delicacy for slugs n snails.........



Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:46

Well, I'm still laughing.  As lomg as it wasn't CATastrophic......

Actually, I had a mate who always had a pun for everything.  Drove me....and everyone else....up the wall. His jokes had bad..........Er




Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:40

Not been eaten by rabbits?  

Is soll wet or dry? In sun or shade?

Geraniums are usually reliable flowerers....well for me anyway.

if its growing well perhaps a tomato feed for a week or two but I have a feeling critters have been busy eating there


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:31

Pretty well sums it up for me too Smokin

Its a retreat or haven as Gilly says.  A great antidepressent too.  Some jobs, ESP in the summer have to be done and my dog loves me being outside.  Sometimes it's a chore but when I see a new flower seemingly overnight it lifts my spirits.  If you like your own space occasionally the garden is perfect. 

Gemerally the garden brings out the pleasant side of people....however, not that growing for competition or show where the enjoyment of growing simply for beauty or taste is overlooked.  For me, someone who has no ability to paint, draw or sculpt, I get a chance to use some creative skills perhaps


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 20:30

It's quite a nice feline....feelin!  The catsmother AND the catsmothersmum ..........I'll get my coat

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