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Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:37

Pruning is important too because long woody growth on lavatera is very brittle and the roots are not very deep or supportive.  Cutting back now will help on both counts.  You are right addict about the risk of frost damage on new growth tho.  It's down to risk assessment what we do.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:31

Talking.  For panic attacks I think talking is essential.  Never had one myself bwit experienced it in others a few times and calming, soothing talk works.  WorkIng through it....maybe why it happened etc. I guess something has happened 4thPanda.....illness, death, crisis or crises.  First encountered this when my young sister ...aged 30....had months of chemo and radiotherapy and it was when all that finished that she suffered panic attacks.  You learn fast that talking and comfort is prob only relief.  I,think its the mind's way of dealing with trauma much like our dreams recycle our daily lives.

Yes, 4thPanda you do,have support here willing you to smile, relax and "take each day as it comes"

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:23

Ooo, that chilli sounds good.   

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:21

Yes they should all be fine.  Theyre all plants i would plant out too.  Got eupatorium chocolate last summer.  Amazing growth rate.  I would be inclined to cover black adder with straw in November

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:12

Chillies are,ripening fast .....with some warm autumn sunshine and temps not falling too much yours should ripen quickly too,Stacey.  Had some yesterday and they were hoooooooot.

Prolonging flowering this autumn - Asters and crysanths and roses

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:09

Keep dead heading and dont allow any flowers going over to remain 

Pruning probs

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:07

Can't see first pic. Is that an Acacia in second one?  Yes, names will help in advising about pruning Framces.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:54

Hello chicky.  Matter of personal choice I guess depending on what plants,you have.  1 or 2 litre is good size ...what plants are they?  Well, conditions are near ideal for planting, warm moist soil so if they are hardy maybe go for it.  

Even tho it's mild here I often pot on and grow on to plant out large plants in the spring.  They make new growth earlier than they do in the ground that's all.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:42

Damp this morning but a glorious afternoon n evening.  Really warm.  Got large bare root wallflowers today and planted them in my veg garden where they will prob double in size over the next 6 weeks. Then plant where my tender perennials were.  Don't like lots of tiny wallflowers dotted about or even planted together....large plants make a better impression.  Ar flowering time wallflowers are at least 60 cm high and even more in width. 

Oh, good evening FORKERS.  We have a mini heatwave a'coming...started here.


Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:30

Nothing to see except the Agas sunset...may take one of this. Think I'm hooked on the agastaches now....have 8 to 10 varieties I guess and like them all so the new ones today will provide excitement for next year.  Always nice to see new plants in your own garden.

Maybe Tom for sunshine for next few days

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