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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 19:34
Hey, where did you get that picture of me?

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 19:03
Leave the hose running over the area.
Ant powder under polythene, etc to,keep rain off
Nematodes a few weeks...are very effective
Ants have become a nuisance over past couple of years but controllable

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:42
Gaura lindheimerii Corries gold is a stunner. 3' tall green n white leaves, more white than green, and pure white butterfly flowers all summer. Check it out. Bet you'll want it. I have it standing behind a dwarf purple berberis

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:32
Have to agree that ceanothus Zanzibar is dreadful. A friend has one and I'm always telling her to get rid of it.
Buttercup,ivy too is lovely if annually pruned and I agree that the variegated lavenders aren't too great
Yes Brum, Fairygirl likes YOUR hostas but not my plants!!!!!
I grow a variegated flowers on green n white foliage. Eye catching but maybe too loud.....maybe a lady's plant cos it's always..."ooooooh" from them
Who,wouldn't prefer the variegated liriope to the straight version? Astrantia Sunningdale is stunning too. Variegated Arabis and aubretia as well as variegated osteospermum....Gweek variegated.
Bet I,persuade a few of you to get some and then you will be hooked......hooked I tell you

How do I prune this plant?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:21
No, Fairygirl..not morning light. It's got thin narrowly striped leaves and different habit.
Now, lookee here Fairygirl ...first you curse and swear at me on another thread and now you are undermining my opinion on this one. Tut tut........ha ha
Hope you had good day


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:16


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:15

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:13
Pentillie, that must have been horrendous that can never leave you I guess. Me? I can only imagine. Truly terrible. Madness? Yes
Down at my local foodbank today as a volunteer. Things are getting worse. Pretty hectic there today. Foodbanks just don't seem synonymous with today's riches, do they? Nobody should be short of food today anywhere.
Been good weather-wise today....reached 18 lunchtime for a spell albeit not much sun.
Hope you all had good the garden or not

How do I prune this plant?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 12:17
Bob, no its not elymus magellanicus...your first.picture was without flowers. It Looks like pampas grass now I said pretty poor at identifying via photos so will leave that to those better at it.
Cut it back,hard now though..I do this to every grass I have. Use shears or saw and wear gloves....those "leaves" are sharp

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 12:09
.....well, you and your variegated trousers punkdoc

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They're bossing it now........

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