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what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 20:52

Hey KEF, I'm not easily bought by a piece of cake......I resemble the insinuation 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 20:19

Wishing you all the very best Andy 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 17:57

Salvia leucanthemum.......looking sperb.  5' high and wide and full of lilac and white flowers

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 17:54

Not too bad a day....earlier spell of drizzle.  

Finished my garden burning 

Dont worry folks about the weather to come.  I'll be ok down here.

The "arctic" weather forecast isn't really that cold.  Just colder than we have had so far.  It will kill some of those nasties anyway.  

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 11:42

Sounds brilliant value Berghill. 

I do tend to buy varieties I really want and then divide them.  They are then cost effective.  

Plants are very expensive now but if bought during the dormant season can be a lot cheaper....I.e. may be smaller but will grow quickly in spring.  As always, shop around.

Re the hellebores at hayloft, they are so small that another year or two passes before they flower. It is TIME.    For me, it is better to buy flowering size plants for NOW.  You can actually see the flower colour too on arrival sometimes.  Interestingly, hayloft often offers plugs in threes for same cost I can purchase a full size plant for  in a 3 litre pot.  By the time hayloft plugs flower I may have my own seedlings.  Its not just with hellebores......they have same system with most of their perennials.  I bought new varieties of agastache last year for less than hayloft charged for their plugs.  My agastaches provided fantastic show all summer and I now have divided them and planted them in 1 litre pots to,provide an even better display next year. 

Hellebores apparently resent being divided but I find they respond very well to it without affecting the flowering.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 11:34

Sounds brilliant value Berghill. 

I do tend to buy varieties I really want and then divide them.  They are then cost effective.  

Plants are very expensive now but if bought during the dormant season can be a lot cheaper....I.e. may be smaller but will grow quickly in spring.  As always, shop around.

Re the hellebores at hayloft, they are so small that another year or two passes before they flower.  For me, it is better to buy flowering size plants for NOW.  You can actually see the flower colour too on arrival sometimes.  Interestingly, hayloft often offers plugs in threes for same cost I can purchase a full size plant for  in a 3 litre pot.  By the time hayloft plugs flower I may have my own seedlings. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:52

Couldn't send pm yesterday but could later....so hit n miss.

Look, I think they are sorting out technical issues gradually.  Main thing is we can still communicate on the forum 

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:47

Michael, think that's just lynn's avatar.  

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:45

No outdoor girl.  Leave them alone.  They need those small leaves 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:36

Hello forkers

New gardening progs always welcome 

Quiet, cloudy amd still mild but all change later today

Have good day folksm

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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