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Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:20

Morning folks.

Feel guilty in saying its dry, warm, and increasingly sunny here.  Very humid though last night. Forecast says 22 today.

Heleniums,,salvias and agastaches all opening or about to open.....exciting time of the year for summer perennials

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 00:58

Tina so you got 2 bags of compost for the price of 3???

Some  nice plants there..miscanthus  morning light is a fabulous grass and those hebes are difficult to resist. The ophiopogon is good choice too.

Planted yet?

Hello :)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 00:43

Hiya addict

Welcome to the forum. I notice you are a plantswoman...I'm a plantsman.  Look forward to your comments, advice and opinions on the forum.  I'm always trying the new varieties and just love plants.

Dead conifers?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 23:19


Taxus do recover from the hardest pruning.  They are vastly under rated

couch grass

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:31

Couch needs to grow vigorously to survive. that raking to lift stems....weakens it

Dead conifers?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:27


I would dig them out.  How tall are they? I have removed many conifers and would remove these.  Dig deeply all around taking out trench where you can.  I would first sever the top leaving the rest as a lever.  In my experience levering and digging is easier than ??ou might think.

Enrich the soil as much as pssible and carefully consider what you could replant there

Mind your own business

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:17

Wot you like woody?

What has everyone been up to?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:14

Mutley, you can still,get tomato plants and they will grow quickly now.

Its been lovely here today.....almost afraid to mention the word sun as rain seems to,have busy on some places.

I think it's supposed,to be good again tomorrow. ,

Betty, I have never grown globosa but intended to.  Nice plant.

Not a lot needs doing in the garden at moment but today so,e regale lilies opened.  It was the scent I noticed first.  Things happen quickly in the garden at this time

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:03

Tina, what did you buy?  

Bev,mathematics was and still is a confusing subject for me.  My young niece however LOVES maths....her words.  She tries to explain the fascination of it for her but loses me.  She is now an accountant....well trainee....and the mathematics is there too.  Enjoy your weekend in the garden

Does seem strange ....lonely even...on this thread at mo!

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 18:40

Lilies are now,opening. Yesterday not o e regale lily flower but today a laze of them.  A day is a long time in the garden

Just couple of lily beetles couple of weeks back but not seen any sInce or any damage. ,just about to take my dog for a run but will make another quick check on them

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