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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:36

Saw my mum today.  Disastrous, shocking, awful.  Felt like I had been run over by a steam roller.

Yesterday she was happy and all smiling.  Today she was aggressive, nasty, accusative, threatening.  She may have an infection though.  

She is in a nursing home but my intention was for her to transfer to a residential home after a couple of weeks but not In this state.  

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:26

I would keep in that pot undisturbed until spring then divide it.  Roots are shallow so don't  plant too deep.  I tend to pull apart and plant near the surface then plant out in groups 

My onion stems aren't drying out

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:19

Bet your clothes have a nice fresh smell Chica.

You can plant out winter hardy onion sets now ...they mature a few weeks earlier than spring planted varieties 

from pot to garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:09


You will have 2 views on this contentious subject so I'll give mine...again.   Dont plant bamboo.....any bamboo your garden.  I dont care what variety it is , just don't.  

Ironically, bamboos will take over your garden but suffer in a pot.  Don't release that thug.  If it's the worst of the thuggish kind you will surely regret planting it out.

My onion stems aren't drying out

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:00

It's a bit late to try and dry those onions properly.Adrian.  They will not store too long

My onions have been drying for  past 4 and "white" .  Had a nice red one today with a large piece of cheese 

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:49

Cotty, broke a fork just a couple of weeks ago.  Break secateurs every year.  Trowels just don't last for me either. Need another lopper too  as I broke that early in the  spring.   Snapped a good stainless stele spade last autumn digging up a conifer.  Truth is I am heavy handed, impatient and reckless.  I have rather a reputation for breaking tools .....can anyone here lend me a couple ?  

I tend to assess tools as I see them.....usually if they come with a guarantee.  

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:38

Agreed then......loads of white flowers for late summer garden 

(convolvulousn  cneorum has a few white flowers too,  solanum album,  jasmine and buddleia buzz ivory)

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:49

Lovely aren't they fairy?    Got another negligee add to my own little,collection. 

Im getting  impatient now to get plants moved and some of the bigger ones planted but it's a shame to break up a garden full of flower,  however, next best is to order my veg seed so I'll get on with that 

Help please Identifying a plant

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:14

Cuttings too.....never divided my guaras but I  leave them in the ground here over winter   

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:09

Agree with white foliage or white variegated  foliage for white garden.

White grasses like Arrhenatherum bulbosum which is superb in the winter garden.  White Heuchera snowstorm.  Arabis  FerdinandI coburgi is a delightful white and green mound with white flowers in spring.  Silver greys like helichrysum (curry plant), artemisia Powys castle, and dwarf santolinas and euryops acraeus can give body to white garden



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