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Latest posts by Verdun

cutting-back-a-clematis-montana-that-has-outgrown-its-site

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?

non-flowering-geranium

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.........

 

thecatsmothersmum

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

 

Timing

non-flowering-geranium

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

the-good-points-of-gardening-as-a-hobby

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

thecatsmothersmum

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 20:30

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

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 20:25

Stacey 

These newer echinaceas are trickier.  As I understand it, pathogens are the cause of many echinaceas to simply die in the winter.  Apparently not so much the cold or wet, although they will damage them.

I've learned a bit.  The new hybrids.....I also bought cheyenne but a red one.....need to build up a good sized root system before they flower.  All that I bought before midsummer were cut back to deny flowering.  I either potted on or planted out, if they were of good size, into enriched soil and watered well.  They are now flowering well amd with plenty of buds to come.  Those that I considered might survive the winter.....summer sky, sundown, white swan, hot Papya, marmalade, sunrise, etc. have made impressive amd tall clumps now. 

Many of the new varieties were prone to wilting as soon as flower heads formed.  This again was because the root system was too small.  Allowing them to flower later overcame this problem.

I used to think echinaceas were "prairie" plants and therefore needed hot dry comditions.  However, they do need some moisture as well as sun.  

Gardening is a constantly learning process, isn't it?  I try hard not to lose plants and if I do I try to find out why

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 19:27

I'm soooooooooo happy.  First again.  First!  How about that?  I won't make a speech or thank too many people.  Suffice to say thank you for my award.  It is richly deserved

So, good evening everyone.  Hot today but rain has arrived albeit light.   Got to rush to ensure ,my first place

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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