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Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:08

Morning everyone

Feels very very warm.  Will be another scorcher.

Flowers about to,open on heleniums and dahlias and everything is about to explode with flowers.  As I said before, this is a rapidly-developing time of year.....just noticed cal Overdam is flowering like mad.  

going past my favourite nurseries today but will resist temptation,to stop.  It's beach weather....I'm a 10 min walk from the sea.

Keep COOL folks


pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 00:18

Andy, be interesting to see them

Best tonic

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 00:14

That's the life

Long, narrow border ideas

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 22:18

Lavendar for sure.  It's too short and narrow for fussy planting.

Last year I planted a 40' by 3' border solely with lavendar. It's already filling in and starting to flower. Mine is slightly curved leading to another entrance.  I have had a lavendar hedge atop my veg patch for some 10 years....the scent from flower and foliage is wonderful.  Don't complicate it..a simple lavendar hedge but buy small plants just 1' apart.  Hidcote or munstead...both very good


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:58

Keen, no never sure of anything.  I try associating plants but sometime the plant I really want to have in the garden ...must have it hard to place.  I'm always changing things...even in full summer I will move plants.

Talking of "diseased" plants many Heucheras....which generally I like....look very sick to me and quickly discarded.

Agree we all like different things in the garden.....don't like hard landscaping,( can do it, have done it)  prefer grass to slabs for the patio....what better to sit on, lie on or play on than lovely soft green grass and living mulches instead of those awful, soil- destroying plastic membranes?

I love to see happy gardens..whether they are cottage gardens, gardens full of annuals or rose gardens.  When the owner is proud of his creation there is joy and it's infectious

To me no garden is better than another if its lovingly tended

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:43

Open day?  Not that arrogant I hope GG.  

I hope to persuade more of you to grow grassss so will post some pictures of them soon.  Nobody seems to enthuse about agastaches either so a pic of some of these might tempt you when they open fully.  And a new tender salvia called Amistad now opening. It looks stunning even though not fully out yet

Any know what these plants are ?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:34

Molene, add some compost or goodness to the soil before plantIng your scabious.  Good feeding equals good flowering with them

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:32

Am I the only one envious of Woody?  

Evening everyone.  Summer is here to stay.  Boy, has it been hot today!

Some good debating threads  this week as well as some up building discussions.

And, the gardens are blooming.


best feed for a new lawn

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:25


If lawn is 6months old use liquid lawn food.  No weedkiller as in weed n feed.  Don't feed before then.

Fred says water.  But Make sure lawn is well watered a day before you apply lawn food.  Ideally water in the evening and feed next evening.  Wouldn't do it during this hot weather though.

Petunias & pansies drooping

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 17:50

No, they will flower again in a matter of 3 or 4 weeks.  Cut back as hard as you like....not right Imto the base but leave few centimetres of stems.....feed with whatever you lIke but tomato or seaweed is my choice and water well.  Flowers in no time.  As I said I do this as a matter of routine every summer about now.

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