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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:18

hiya matty

dont think its a nursery open to the public anymore. the owner is just a fanatically keen grower of acers

like the family border idea......its lovely..your name?  matthiola....matty..ola?  scented stock?.......ill get my coat

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:48

hiya matty.  not forgotten your acers....asked again today and propagation has started apparently.

it has been so hot.  hottest so far.  each day has gotten hotter.  i think you get the picture.

thunderstorm early this morning but then amazing tramsformation

help.. plug plants

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:43

hiya darren

welcome to the forum.  getting lots of newbies now and its great

i would definitely pot up your plugs...only for couple of weeks,  you will be surprised at how quickly they will grow in that time, probably triple in size at least. they dont need hardening off at this time of the year and, as marshmello just said, "dont pamper them...put them somewhere sheltered"

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:19

no Tina..its only a little 'un and only couple of fish.  had occasional visits from local berons though and its utter devastation then.  almost every fish is taken

so Tina, you have a is your garden?  your favourite plants?

Red Robin Shrub

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:15

i find robins...fussy plants.  i had to try several different positions in the garden until it started to thrive.

only one foot tall after several years?  you sure its red robin? if so the roots are prob still pot bound from being in that planter.  check this out

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:11

bill wallis is a woman you know...billie wallis

  ill get my coat


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:09

yep hostas move easily.  i have even split them at this time of the year and they respond very well.

i agree with taking good soil ball and watering well though

How long until my philadelphus/ mock orange flowers?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:04

Abi, i think your problem is caused by you pruning too late. you most certainly removed much of any potential flowering wood.

however, see what happens should flower in next few weeks.  if it does, after flowering remove just the flowered stems back to non flowered new growth.  it is the growth made during the summer that will produce your flowers next year.

dont prune for aesthetic reasons...philadelphus are not meant to be shapely bushes.  prune for flowers.

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 12:58

well kept I suppose.

try to grow good lawns, tender perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses, hardy perennials, fruit, veg and keep a pool.

i love structural plants...not in to bananas preferring cannas...and associations of colour and shapes.  bit of a lots of unusual things...and have to have latest plants.  plant for today, enjoy for now, and still plan for tomorrow.

love my front lawn...its soft, lush n green, perfect to sit on and play on and for my dog Spike to laze on and chew his bone on...and must have those stripes

garden is my passion so bit of a perfectionist even though I am far from being that

annuals for me belong in pots..never look quite right in the garden

mild climate so dont have too many winter losses but lose out on those autumn colours colder areas often enjoy


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 12:45

it is boiling hot here.  had a thunderstorrm early this morning that nicely watered everything.

helped a friend in her garden....she has nearly 6 acres....

went to the GC to get another geum but none there...typical GC...but was tempted by 3 coleus. prob the best I have seen for a while.  one in terracotta pot and two between linum and curry plant and purple salvia Amistad behind.  looks "fantastic" said a caller but we gardeners dont take praise easily do we?

hey Tina...cheer up. at least you have friends who need you on the forum.

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