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Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:23

My own cement  mix with the days when moss peat was available.  It gives that natural stone look, is very strong as stone....and was very enjoyable to so. I made 3 sinks, a washing machine drum and a couple of chimney pots.  Even made a couple of containers from scratch and they all look, feel and are like stone.  Made at least 20 years ago.

re glazed sinks....the hard part, etching and scratching the enamel.  upvc glue.  Then the mixture.....pre hypertufa hype 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:06

Beeguiling Runny 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:23

You will have to use ericaceous j i then WW....if it is a blue variety

Me runners are shrivelled!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:21

Painful pansyface 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:01

Did you say cream teas WW?    

Which hydrangea is that?  On my soil that would be perfect 

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:54

Need to understand cool grasses and warm season grasses Edd 

Things you do that annoy yourself...

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:51

Oh, all the time NGCARDS.  

I jump over plants and you can be sure I will have damaged a special one.  In my haste with the hose I damage plants.

I throw secateurs or trowels away with the compost and have to search for them.

staking delphiniums or tying in tomatoes you can be sure I will break a stem.  

Im constantly treading on plants....size 11 wide shoes can squash most anything.

clearing out the gutters balancing on a step ladder that's wobbly to start with and sillily standing on the very top......and falling into a pittosporum as I leaned further out.  Comedy sketch made worse by my niece and her partner watching me. ah!  fun times 


sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:25

Sorry Edd...we posted together.  We disagree on feeding.  Don't beat me up tho will you? 

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:24

I think Caroline you mean pennisetum.  Have you got a variegated form of it?    

It is a warm weather grass, i.e. It makes its growth in early summer.  I have a couple that have recently started flowering but it is earlier down here.  Another,,Villosum, that flowers late.

no, don't move it.  Don't know about "soaring" wont make the height you bought it as.....but it will flower at about 60 to 80 cm soon enough.

don't feed it, etc., don't hurry it along.  All in due time 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:14

hackonechloa..grass..makes a feature from early spring to late autumn.  turns copper/orange later.  a simple pelargonium makes a splash of colour all summer too


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