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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 07:43

Hope you're feeling better dove. And Clari.  Me?  Never ill me?  

No real storm down here and it's looking good this morning.  

What a mess the world seems to be in.....the news is full of barbaric treatment and war. And the world just watches and politicians talk amd talk as genocide is happening ..........

Enjoy your day everyone 

You best reccomendation

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 07:33

Bekkie, can't you sleep?  All these questIons 

I could compile a long list......don't worry I won't

Hellebores are essential for me.

Perennial salvias, rudbekias, echinaceas, acteas, osteospermums, some,choice conifers, heleniums, aster frik monch, grasses, cannas, foliage and flowerimg shrubs, evergreen shrubs to shape......not elaborate but neat cones....scented shrubs like daphne, heliotrope arborescens, winter honeysuckle, jasmine, Heucheras,,hostas,

Always have a's a plant .....a veg and fruit area ..and plenty of,bulbs 

Best hemerocallis

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 07:23

Morning bekkie

Not really a favourite of mine but I do grow a few

Dappled shade but not shade...they won't flower, unless someone knows better 

Golden zebra is a variety  I do like.....very nice variegated foliage and orange yellow flowers.  Needs sun.  As a foliage plant alone it is excellent 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:14

Night night john boy 

This forum

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:26

It's the full moon Salino.   I can feel it's effect and it's calling me  

Need ideas to replace my old ceanothus 'tree'

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:19

No do not replant a ceanothus there.  Good garden principle is never to replant with the same.

I would use holly.  Golden King is a superb variety.  Trust me when I say it's a FEMALE variety.  Beautiful variegated folkage, tough, not too slow, berries and a superb natural conical shape.  

guess who's hiding in my compost bin

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:52


Wind damaged Buddlea

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:48

Fishy,,I am indeed wiser....


Transforming a tired overgrown lawn

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:55


I would level the ground then set about turning it over....weeding, removing stones etc.  now is a good time to start.

Aim to get seed sown in mid September.

So, digging, raking,,raking, raking.  Firming between  rakings by walking on your heels.  When you have a nice surface....tilth.......scatter some granular fertiliser and lightly rake it in.  A week or two later sow your grass seed

Wind damaged Buddlea

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:46

Budleias.....this bloomin spellcheck thingy.  Keeps changing my words ......I cut back as soon as a flower starts to go over working down the branch.  It minimises risk of breakage

Cosmos...again, I pinch back these plants from the start, several times.  This,produces shorter stockier wind resistant plants........

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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