Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 13:07

I'll send you some sunshine Fairy.....plenty here 

First feeble attempt at roofing......

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 13:06

Like it Tetley.    That is brilliant 

Want to do the odd whacky things myself.......an old "scarecrow" used to sit among the gooseberries until it disintegrated.  Want to turn a tall dark green  taxus fastigiata into a a local yokel complete with hat, raincoat and spade.  prob stems from snowman making days....we don't get snow much down here! 

Have a sentimental old stone gnome and painted mushroom to raise a smile.  The gardens need such things to happytise them 

internet

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 11:48

Forum setting does play up from time to time 

often have to tap a couple of times but just a faint touch on the ads is needed for them to appear 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 11:16

Hmmmm!  No delivery of bulbs today.  What is the world coming to?  

beautifully sunny now.  Feeling warm.  Looks like we are in for a very pleasant afternoon 

Alstroemeria in pots

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 10:11

Careful with the dividing....the roots separate easily and are brittle.  Try to get a clump if you can.  Best to keep them then in gh for first winter.  

I found the individual roots did not respond.  It might be better to cut down with a spade from the outside of the clump and carefully pot up a piece. 

Daylily

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 10:07

Not overly fond of day lilies but grow a few of them including Golden Zebra a vwriegated variety that I do like.  Used to pick up Hems on a regular basis but suddenly tired of them.   Too gaudy and too ugly in mid summer..........   .....their dying flower heads and over bountiful foliage is a big no for me 

osteospermum

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 09:57

Meomye, I keep mine out over winter incl. tender ones...mind you it is sunny....er wet..Cornwall.  Always take cuttings.

I have a trough full of sunpatiens and another of yellow voltage osteospermums looking just fine.  The former will disappear but the osteos will comtinue.  

you can still take cuttings and keep your plants in pots for as long as you want to.  A mild winter and they might survive but so far nobody has had any signs of cold weather I think.  If the forecasf is for frost that is the time to bring in your plants 

Talkback: Growing bamboo

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 08:39

Ok, not as invasive as Aurea but it IS invasive.  All of the phyllostachys are runners and likely to be a real problem.  May be fine for a year or two but they keep running underground and then pop up everywhere 

Alstroemeria in pots

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 07:49

Not THE Alan Clark? 

Planting aliums

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 07:41

i plant most bulbs deeply.  They develop stronger roots, are less likely to be dug up or damaged by weeding and the stems are stronger......flowers then are bigger and better 

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
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