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In my garden today?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:16
Hiya Jo...sorry late in replying
I may have that here now...Bought it as Toffee Nosed but clearly is not.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:14
Runny.......smilie smilie


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 11:04
Warm, sunny day...bit breezy.
Was going to post a picture of canna in flower but no smilies or toolbar to enable.
And Canna Tropicanna Black planted earlier this year has the most massive dark purple/brown/black leaves ...clearly it has the capacity to be huge.
Woken at 4 am for emergency chauffeuring duties....niece's fall out with boy friend meant muggins here lost his beauty sleep. Then 90 minutes hearing how bad the world is......(tired, grumpy smilie).

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:46
B3, its a pretty tough "grass". Invasive here too. I would be surprised if you lost it.
I would dig up a piece of it, tidy it up with a slight haircut, and pot it up. Water it well. One of the few freshly potted up plants that I would then leave in fhe sun.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:42
Morning Fairy,
Limelight is brand new for me....bought over last winter. However, as I understand it that lime colour (that I love) will turn to white and stay white for weeks. I think, not sure though, that it will only take on pinkish shades in late autumn if it gets cold.
I also planted Kyushu at same time....this looks wonderful I think. Pure white and slightly more delicate. I think this will be my favourite.
Both currently around 4 or more but in future will be over 6'.
Now, now Fairy. My new underpants are a sore point right itchyness is as far as I will go..don't want to talk about it......(red faced smilie)

Posting Issues?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:59
Switching from basic to advanced editor and back again on a now regular basis is a nuisance.
Ok, may be a free forum but this needs to be sorted asap.

Moving plants

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:56
Have to disagree with you Northern Lass....peony enjoy alkaline conditions.


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 07:17
Morning folks
Overcast but warm. Could even have some light rain
Forum is misbehaving again.....happening every weekend now. Getting annoying now
Busy morning

Suggestions needed

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 22:41

Miscanthus varieties ......morning light has narrow green/white foliage, gold bar with horizontal bands, and flamingo with pink flowers.  All grow 6' plus, flower in late summer and provide structure over much of the winter too.  Add calamagrostis, 5' tall amd with flowers right.

earlier today in a slight breeze and a hot sun I sat with these grasses and the sound from them was wonderful....remember that whispering grass song?  

Poor Soil

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 20:07

Get a couple of bags of dried manure from gc and mix it into top few inches of your soil Meomye.  

Those leggy viola flowers?   I would cut those stems and give a liquid tomato feed 

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