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Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:53

I have to say I much prefer the taller more usual varieties.  Their " steely" structure has  more appeal for me. 

check out a variety called Jade Frost too Jan 


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:09

Punkdoc........duh!  Jam then cream,,then more cream then start again.  Large scones, of course.  Just make sure you arent going to sneeze first. 

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:42

Well done Rich. 

I always soak plants first before planting.  Always tease roots out too.

makes a heck of a difference 


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:40


cornish way....jam first then cream.  Tut tut 

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:36

We are all differenf with different gardens, different climates, different soils so our experiences are bound to be, well, different 

In my own garden  jap anemone is a and white. They really are the same, or that if they are happy they will take over.  Then difficult to get rid of.

I  grow most will know to their irritation I guess.....Wild Swan. They are all flowering well now and have been off and on all summer.  They will flower after the jap anemones too. Apparently they can be difficult to grow in some gardens.

wild swan has same delicate pure white flowers but has a nice blue back to them.  They are also more compact and sturdy. They will not invade.   I divided one in mid summer when it paused its flowering and one has buds and one has flowers.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:14

Calamagrostis Karl Foerster....bit bedraggled by rain but very tactile 


ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:44

Looks a little like lobelia hadspen purple 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:40

Agastache Sangria and associates!


Rotten carrots

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:04

Cara,,can you post  a picture of your carrots?


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:04

Hi Jan

no feed.   However, a little dried manure or compost mixed into the soil will help.  

If it isn't a tiny plug plant which case I would pot on.....and it's a reasonable size then, yes, I would plant it out now.  It will settle in very nicely right now.  Even though it is drought tolerant you still need to water it in well.

shame about your euonymous shrubs

enjoy your little Hobbit 

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