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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 08:57

Oh, alrighty then!.........ha ha 

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 08:56

Very true kaycurtis.  I check the pots and roots as best I can but it's difficult without breaking up the rootball.  The new peat free composts seem to attract vine weevils.  Plants that are vulnerable.....for me....include Heucheras, primulas, fuschias and host plants seem to be euonymous.  I treat soil around both vulnerable and host plants twice a year


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 08:47

Morning all

Was damp last night but already bright and warm

Beechgrove was good last night....always a happy prog.  

Sounds like dove has got,her garden plan sorted.  Thought I would associate taraxicum with myosotis next spring

Another canna....Durban....has opened a flower.  Loads to come.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 08:42

A grass ..Calamagrostis Karl Foerster.   ...spelt with K?  There are a number of plants with Karl,in the name

Talkback: How to force rhubarb

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 08:40

You can't make  it do what it doesn't want to do..........


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:56

Consider the hollies.....golden king is superb.  Yellow and green evergreen foliage with red berries.  Natural comical shape can be easily controlled by once a year trim. check out the hollies.there are other varieties too...because they are attractive all year round

If I contradict Fairygirl she will get me but pyracantha is a vicious plant which is very vigorous once established.  Have removed this from my garden.  Must be pruned religiously every year and at correct time.  Not worth it.

Easiest small evergreens must include choisya sundance.....lovely yellow shrub with highly scented spring flowers, sarcoccoca is an evergreen easy shrub that pulses wonderful scent all over the garden in late winter, and euonymous microphylla aurea which is a mound of tiny evergreen green and yellow leaves.  If your soil is acidic then grow pieris flaming silver.  Green and white leaves in winter are followed by bright red new leaves in spring plus white flowers


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?


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.........


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