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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 19:40

There's a psychopafh just up the road from me.  It leads all the way down to the beach. 

Got my car  today. love to tinker with new gadgetry on cars.

 Been pretty good weather today. Sorry that the wet weather ...floods are spreading eastwards now.  All the politicians are blaming one another but these floods are unprecedented. Let's hope lessons will be learned though 

 

Chicken manure - what should I do with it?

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 07:58

Good idea clueless.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 07:57

Happy birthday gardengirl. ...??ou are my favourite.   Any cake ? 

Weather is dry and calm here 

Pruning

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:10

Obelixx.............

Its a pleasing plant if kept light n airy at catkin time

Vitamin C to aid rooting

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:01

But why Vit c?  Use rooting powder. !

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:59

Well I think my singing is luverly .......it's others that are mistaken 

I'd like a plant like this...

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:36

Planted in good nutritious soil I find scabious rarely gets mildew now. 

Pruning

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:35

I have this to do for a friend soon....after flowerimg

I will go under the canopy and remove one or two lower branches to create a skirt. Then spur prune some branches, remove alternate ones and shorten some again to downward pointing shoots to emphasise the skirt and umbrella shape.  Right now it's fast looking like any other garden shrub instead of a "floating"  cascading one.  

Allwoods

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:20

Received the latest Allwoods catalogue.  

Not doubting them as a company....their standing is recognised....but I am tempted by many of their dianthus    My difficulty is in selection.  Anybody growing some,of their heritage varieties?    What have been the best for you?  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:16

Fairy, I guess there is a limit to how long a plant can flower for.....my gazanias for example have been constantly flowering since before June.  For,this reason I will replace in spring.  However it has meant a winter of summer colour from these plants ......odd tho that I have some snowdrops flowering almost alongside.  Summer flowerers with winter blooms 

Perennials will have their dormancy though I think.  It's not just cold weather but light too.....daylight length .......that affects dormancy.  I won't worry about perennials not doing their bit in spring or summer because they will.

I also have tender  yellow African hybrid osteospermums in flower.....again not been out of flower since last summer    They will be thrown out in spring but will have done their job well by then 

 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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