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Mind your own business

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 00:22

Well, it worked for me.  Got rid of it once for a frIend where it grew over the grass, path, up the walls, etc.  I think it needs couple of treatmemts.  Boiling water?  Kills the grass for sure.

I dont' believe it!!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 00:15

Relax folks....you ever seen any slug "scamper"?

white spittal on plant

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 00:12

Joseph

If in small numbers don't worry about it.  It's a little bug called a frog hopper ..it sucks the sap of plants.  You can hose off or rub your finger and thumb in the "spit" and squash the tiny bug.  Bit unsightly I guess too

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:51

Mrs garden

I WANT THAT FOXGLOVE .  

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:49

Flowering rose

A neighbour has a plastic heron next to his pool.  It's the joke here that the heron lands on his,plastic one.....to cock a snoot ....and then takes the fish.

Lupins

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:45

KEF

I know what you mean...but they're wives tales, aren't they?

I did exactly,that when I wanted to know about plants....I think you have the right idea. Tender perennials could be another option for you.....annual colour from perennial rootstock, tubers, etc.  Because they tend to be much bigger they also provide an exotic feel,to the garden.  

Why not start a thread based on your,opening paragraph?  It will be an  interesting one I think

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:37

Dove, they are lovely.  I've been tempted by dark green double hellebore too.....I,wonder how dark that green echinacea is and how tough?

The " cream" echinacea is similar to one I'm going to look at tomorrow ....strawberry and cream I was told.  Maybe the same.  

I have a couple of double echinaceas......hot Papya, marmalade, and milkshake.  Careful Dove, echinaceas can also become addictive.....if they were only more reliably long lived.

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:28

Hiya folks.  It's not about it's hardyness that I don't recommend ceanothus.  They can be quite hardy in right situation.  It's their pre disposition to decide to die on you without apparent reason.  They are lovely shrubs...my neighbour has one over his wall amd must be 15 feet.  For me, seeing it above the wall it's lovely but in his garden it's an ugly thing for bottom 4' or so.  If in my garden I would dug it up.  I,like to see shrubs well formed from base to top and looking good even out of flower, which is for most of the year.

I have grown several varieties but keep them only for as lomg as they look happy....a grimace from them and it's the chop....hard man me!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:18

Tina, if I'm offered 6 plants tomorrow for the price of 3 I'm going to haggle for a deal and get them for the price of 12.  See, we learn such a lot from you....simply the best.....

Ill get my coat shall I?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:14

Leo,,great garden.  Loads of skill and passion there......lots of love and dedication to achieve such a standard

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