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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 14:25

Like your style Steve...chocolate waffle ! 

Busy morn and contemplating something in the  garden.  So hot I think I'll treat myself to cream apple turnover bought earlier ...oh!  And a lager   There are a couple of areas I can improve on for next year.  Got a load of echinaceas, about 30 I think,  in small pots so might grow in bigger groups.  And one or two plants will be  better elsewhere.  don't want to meddle too much cos, by amd large, it's all looked pretty good 

 

 

Unthrifty Eryngiums

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 11:00

Eryngiums are dying down now;   Just normal.  they seem to do this  earlier than a lot of other perennials but it is nearing autumn time .  Got couple of different vsrieties and they are all "dead" looking.  I cut off dying foliage and await new growth in spring. 

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Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:12

Thanks fishy 

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:02

Agree with Lyn.

Granular fertilisers generally take a few weeks before plants can absorb them.  Organic more so. the blood element in fish blood and bone though provides nitrogen quite quickly

Sometimes I will lightly autumn feed hellebores but really after flowering is feeding time 

phormiums

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 08:03

Morning Cangrandmafixit the thread is "grasses" .

 Just checked....on page 3 of "grasses" 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 07:56

Hello FORKERS 

Glorious sunny morning.   So warm 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:12

Steve, that's my boat 

phormiums

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:01

White grasses?  Miscanthus variegatus .....have posted pics...is a tall then fountain like white variegated  grass.  For me the whitest tall grass and is a favourite  of mine  

For a shorter grass Arrhenatherum bulbosum is superb over winter into summer.  Very white clean erect bright plant .

Hydrangea help!

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:55

And water well in the growing season. Hydrangeas look so much better with good moisture supply.

A generous early spring feed and thick organic mulch will help provide good large flowers and healthy foliage

Delay pruning until early spring

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

Got 4 varieties ...I think?...of canna.

Want more and intended to get some last year .  Right now until November, maybe beyond, what is better than a canna imposing itself over everything else 

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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

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Love your garden

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grasses

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