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Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:37

Sorry......slipped there but I did know.  I've shared pms. She will enjoy Cornwall though

Mind your own business

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:33


Lawn weedkiller will control it

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:52

You're so nice always

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:51

Like I said, ideally wanted to post in few weeks just to show off the grasses and agastaches.  Agastaches are just starting and if you havent grown the new boa, sangria, black adder, raspberry summer etc...then you are missing great stuff folks.  And, they ARE low maintenance.  What else flowers all summer, gives height, tremendous flower colour in pinks, blues, purples, reds on well behaved non-staking plants?  Will post pictures of these in full flower to convince you.

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple - how fast does it grow?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:44

Agree with paulaH 

In addition I pinch out the leading shoots on cotinus.....I do this 2or 3 times in summer and this makes foliage even bushier.  Try it.  

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple - how fast does it grow?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:41

Hiya little ann

Yes cut it hard back every year for fast response and best foliage colour.  If you want the flowers....."the smoke bush"....then you cut back some branches or prune after flowering.  

Cornus pruned hard for exactly the same reasons.....better foliage, coloured stems (Cornus) and compactness.  Eucalyptus the same....viz., for better foliage etc.

I grow as a free standing shrub and the other trained against a wall.  The shrub is pruned harder though.  

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple - how fast does it grow?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:17


At first cotinus is slow...give it two years and it's FAST.  Cut it hard back every year and it will grow to 6' every year.  No, dont hide will be 3' by summers end anyway.  Plant white or blue in front...felicias, campanula white clips, or blue clips, or yellow campanula dicksons gold all growing to 6" or so


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:14

Matty will have a great holiday....he's going to god's own country after all!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:12

Eveni g folks.

Roasting this afternoon and still very warm

Glad Bev had great day

Be happy everyone

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:06

Pressure from my niece to

However it's my grasses that I love....they are there but not flowering  for few weeks yet.  Also agastaches, dahlias, salvias, echinaceas and other summer stuff that is yet to flower so it's all interim at moment. But it's fairly low maintenance too.  Love to have the estate that woody has though!

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