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Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:06

Good morning folks.  Have no idea if this will post but.......

Wet here overnight but will clear this morning

Got runner beans galore here now....when I've finished pinching neighbour's beans I will pick my own!!!

More grasses beginning to flower now as well as couple of cannas....I think prob the peak in the garden is yet to come......ESP if plants for late summer are used

As I write this Ive just noticed salvia uliginosa is flowering too.  Ain't life grand?   Well, if we don't let Aussies win today it is

Bargain corner plants

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 08:48

Didn't post so tried again.  Fings ain't wot they used to be on the forum at mo

Bargain corner plants

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 08:42

Morning tattianna

Well, you can't lose,can you?

The Acer is fairly vigorous but a nice one.  Needs some shelter.

Hydrangea blue mophead really needs acid soil to keep those flowers blue

The clematis.......loosen those roots and feed planting hole well.

Cistus are short lived shrubs ......sunniest, driest spot ??ou have

Leucanthemums.......usually you deadhead,during the flowering season to prolong flowers.  I would cut back old flowered stems and pot up for next year 

A jolly good days work tattianna.  Those strawberries grown for next year too..  Yum yum

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:54

you can certainly take cuttings too.  I do both..usually pull apart large salvia patens in autumn and pot on.  cuttings now...look for non flowering strong shoots near the base Mrs G

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:47


I would move the geranium somewhere need something to look at its best right now in front of your dicentra.  how about a geum called Totally Tangerine?  mine has been flowering for 4 months and no sign of relenting yet.  or a marguerite for the summer months to be replaced by a wallflower in winter? leucanthemum broadway lights?  I have a couple of dicentras that are well disguised agastache does it for me as well as that geum.  Some astrantias repeat flower if cut back early...a lovely white one I keep going on about called Jumble Hole is already .3' tall on its second flush.  but astrantias look good when not in flower anyway but flower for such a long time.  Rudbekia goldsturn would look good there too and disguise fading foliage of your dicentra.  Or a dwarf dahlia...I have a few small dahlias in yellow, white, etc that are smothered in flower on neat compact mounds.  Salvias and veronicas will provide tallish blue or purple flowers that would look good there.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:29

thought i would try see if the forum is working so...

evening folks.

i too was very very frightened by the thunder and lightning last night.  I had to get myself a lager...

couldnt resist  another echinacea today.  some bargain plants outside a shop on the pavement.  one leading stem with huge red flower and some smaller stems with flower buds.  As I put it in the car I leaned back and broke the flower off my was the start of a frustrating morning.  afternoon better though

have no idea if this will post

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:44

Good taste mrs garden.  I grow several varieties of blue salvias too, all wonderful plants.  I guess you know they are best treated as dahlias GH over winter.  They form tubers too to make even bigger plants next year.  Check out salvia patens guanajuato.....this is a beauty.

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:33


You must finish your g & t.  Gofd thinking about health and safety there.  Might be wise to have 3rd drink to consider just how to cut back your dicentra.  

I only cut back the decaying foliage and leave green's a marker as to,where it is.  Occasionally it will send up some further flowers

can you tell me what this plant is

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 09:33

Hey, neat me to it...yes, Vesuvius but leaves are usually bit darker.  Depends if it is growing INDOORS.  Leaves will be greener then.  Or maybe it is growing in shade, making leaves greener...?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 09:19

not a star right now but an astrantia .......ruby wedding....i cut back maybe 3 weeks ago is now about to flower again.  i think, if you cut back when flowers are just going over and not leave them to set seed, astrantias will and do re flower

(posting on this thread and not the astrantia one cos im unsure if this post will get through....with all forum issues currently)

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