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Hebe Help!!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 07:59

Two things spring to mind. Dokane

First, hebes really do like sun.  However, as lomg as you get at least 4 hours of sunlight...?

Secondly, clay soil?   Not ideal..  Hebes like free draining soil

You can take cuttings now.  Then you can grow a new hebe in a sunnier spot

Some hebes flower late inn the summer ...e.g. Autumn glory.....so you may have one of those but all mine have flowered already 

Companion planting

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 23:32

Agree about the smell of melons ........delicious

All my onions......red and white are now dug up and drying in the sun.  All looking good and healthy.  Just remember to turn every now and then. 

Huge crop of tomatoes too.  Beetroot ready too.  Just regret not growimg sweet corn this year.......the perfect summer for,them.  I did put  some in for a friend but she (lazily and frustratingly) didn't water them at all during all that heat.  There was enough for an army   Cant really complain...it's been a bountiful summer 

Love  growing all sorts but veg and fruit , well, yum yum.  Plenty of pears to come but not too many apples on my solitary egremont  russet.this year.  Probably because it underwent a bit of drastic surgery last year

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 20:53

Fascinating.........Wont be adopting one though David 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:36

Lyn, mine as been flowering simce May.  Cut it back to re energise it for rest of the summer 

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:09

Nikki, it will look good for a while yet,that sword foliage is great for contrast Just cut out flowered stems to the base to tidy it up......a job I need to do ASAP 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:06

Always checking out ideas fidget?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:05

Lovely day.....even hot at times 

Oh dove!  I checked out that buddleia.....now I want it   Where does it go?  Have to find room too for white hydrangea.  Back to planning Board.  Cut more,out of grass I guess or out of veg plot.

 

grasses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:37

It's not me KEF.  It's the camera on my phone 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:07

just to show the lavendar blue flush on the backs of anemone wild swan

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56245.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

grasses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:05

salino...cheeky  no, youre right about the quality of pictures I take and a decent camera is high on my list

fleurisa, imperata does well in a few places for me.  One spot, where its been for years, is fairly dry but decent soil and hasnt spread much but I keep it there cos it looks good and healthy.

however, in another...where soil is much better....the grass is perhaps double the height and width.  Both are in full sun....well sun from mid day to evening.....but the secret is in good soil.  I reckon dry in winter and water occasionally in summer.

I tried it in my front garden, where soil is not great..viz., dry and sandy....and it performed badly.  so, not too dry.  dappled shade or in sun if soil is very good and holds some moisture 

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