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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 23:41

bit too far for me in the far south west garden girl but doesnt Woody's enthusiasm lift everyone?

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 23:31

hard to decide but because its new, its outside my kitchen window and because I love the rich orange colour my flower of the moment is Geum Tangerine Dream.  it has long stems of the most intense orange and its supposed to flower all summer

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 23:27

good news then Dove...pleased about that

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:41

me too, an acre would be great. I would grow some decent trees then

re pyracantha, I removed mine.  had 2 of them but they arevigorous vicious plants.  those thorns are hardly garden friendly and the pruning needs to be regular to control it.  mine were trained as espaliers and did look good.  if children attend, or anybody brushes past a pyracantha expect cuts or worse.  pampas grass, agaves, yuccas spot in my garden for these thugs


Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:33

i agree with break23.  keep plants young, bushy and prolific by removing flowered stems ideally before they go too far over.

yes take cuttings every year

hollie, your plants will still flower on woody bits but will increasingly look tatty and become non flowering if you dont prune

Gooseberry help!

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:29

i dont usually feed gooseberries either but do mulch so I guess its a form of feeding

a feed may be blood n bone.  a potash feed in autumn to spring helps fruit formation

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:25

hee hee!  I know I am a greedy guts folks but I was hungry.  if I left any then people would notice it so no choice but to eat everything.  It was for the best............................

Dividing Perennials

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:15

hiya topbird

brunneras very could do them now..i have just cut mine back to get that fresh new small leaf growth.  i also split them now too.  geraniums.......most are very easy and some are stubborn.  what varieties do you have? colour or habit?  some like Wargrave Pink, for example, are so easy.  just put a spade in and cut and plant out again asap.  cut flowers and foliage right back and in no time fresh foliage and flowers emerge.

 not too sure about Dicentras though...never propagated these or tried for some reason so I too am interested to see what others say

i used to sell all sorts of plants and constantly propagated or split them during the spring and early summer months successfully.  have a may surprise yourself

Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:09

me too. would love to support you and your village woody.


you are obviously very proud of your village

Organic Solutions?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:15

just pick off the caterpillars

I used to use a winter wash and this was effective....not organic though.  intend to do this myself this winter to control larvae etc

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