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Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:46

The old jokes are the best Shir......Fairy  

cold miserable winter ahead?  No my hunch is on a balmy one 

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:43

Tetley, grow both.....or grew both

Pink Marble looks superb in GC and for a couple of years but becomes drab. I will be removing it.  Little Red Robin looks cute at first but it lacks the vibrancy of Red Robin. After 5 years I dug it up

My feeling is the faults and quirkiness of photinias affects all of them.  They are all disappointing in my opinion 

my soil is neutral and free draining so suitable but I would not grow another 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:36

Know the feeling B3.....exactly the same for me.  

Although sun has appeared, its mild and dry I too am stuck on my tablet.  

Guilt?  Ok, how can you neglect the garden that has given you so much pleasure this summer?  Shame on you  SHAME ON YOU 

inspiration?  The work you do now will do 2 means less work for later and it will help provide a super garden next year 

(it's cosy here tho on our tablets isn't it B3 and it's not quite so warm outside....beat you outside 

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:57

trying persicarias this year.....apart from Red Dragon I have kept my distance.  

Being aware of invasive species I think I have researched a couple that should behave.  If not they will be temporary residents here 



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:49

Hello forkers

Dry,cloudy, no wind with mild feel....possibiity of sun 

A very tall salvia ulignosa is glowing behind golden leaved dogwood......both under rated shrubs but such good value.  

dahlias in yellow,,white, red, orange, purple, pink are as good now as in the summer ......they are enjoying the weather. 

will resume  planting soon but limited because so much is still blooming...not complaining tho 

we climate change denyers are now being accepted as "dissenters" having a legitimate point of view.  And no longer deemed as "flat earthers" according to a newspaper report.  Or as somehow being evil to suggest (rightly) that climate change is a myth.  Of course climate change is not happening folks but by all means believe it 

Giant Hebe

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:00

I knew that Fairy.....just testing 

Moving Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 07:35

Dont think it makes any difference now.  easier to handle, etc., that's all 

Monty's Hedging

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:18

Christine walkden is excellent.  Sorry Carol K is too giggly and dramatic......drives me potty. 

Vine Weevil

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:11

Take out the heuchera, wash it thoroughly and replant in fresh compost.  It will recover  quite quickly if not completely root eaten

 nematodes are useless now.  Use provado or nematodes in spring and autumn.

sieve the weevil affected compost but better to spread it out on a board for birds to peck at 

black flowers and grasses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:56

Elymus this grass and what foliage is bluer? 

Imperata is hardy here .....considered a "stream".  Didnt Adrian Bloom do that?  

Discussions started by Verdun

Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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