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Posted: 30/08/2013 at 08:27

Im not a fan of black flowers either too...seems in vogue right now...but this looks like dark purple.  If I can get it next to yellow foliage or blue grass I think it could be good

Replace conifers with fruit trees?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 00:00

Just get in there Blueboots.  The advice here and in the other thread Chicky referred to is sound.  I have never found conifers that difficult.   Physical work but the roots don't travel too far and they suddenly yield after digging and rocking.  Very satisfying and I enjoy it. Got one to do myself soon and relishing fhe new planting afferward.  A good autumn job.   Work in plenty of manure and compost and organic fertiliser before plantIng your fruit trees.


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:39

Hiya Tomsk, no these won't make cuttimgs so put on compost heap.  You are doing well now...the torch patrol will sort out your voracious critters.  I do the same. -at this time of the year slugs n snails are back in force and, yes, they will be bigger.

Re cuttings.......not until the spring when new growth starts again

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:33

Hiya jeannie and welcome to our little forum

Im sure we can help you with fuschia advice.  Fire away!

We are a funny bunch here Jeannie but I am the sensible and very wIse one.  


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:54

Anyone growing centaureas?  Grew lots years ago but some new varieties now.  Can't decide to include these in my winter plant order or not.  Have some dry hot beds  and if we get another summer like this one they should flower superbly.  The variety Black Sprite is tempting me.....anyone growing it?  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:46

......hee hee hee

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:46

Not's a delphinium.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 20:28

Tina, I can just imagine you strutting your stuff on your,Zimmerman frame!!!

Been  watching's such a friendly programme.  way down here it's odd to  see the contrast in growing day lengths and how much earlier autumn is up there.  

Thought we may have had a hot day but it was very warm at times but lot cloudier

Couldnt get a particular variety of helenium from my local GC .although it was advertised on its website.  Spoke to the manager and he has ordered it for me on his personal account.  How's that for service?  Mind you I am regularly getting plants there for friends, myself etc.

Another busy day at foodbank.....local radio there,today.  May hear myself tomorrow.....put on my posh voice, of course


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:15

Oh yes!


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 08:25

Morning everybody.

Bright but cloudy ish.  Very warm. Think it will be hot again.

Fairy...why are ??ou so tired?  I was outside in the garden too,last night till past 7.  I had a couple of lagers on lounger thinking of so much to do.  So much.  

Busy, hope eye is better today.  May take a day or,two though.

And Matty, thoughts with you too. 

(What are our politicians doing?  Attacking Syria?  Why dont they wait until weapons inspectors return?  Why not simply insist Assad hands over his chemical weapons to avoid our interference?  We can't keep following USA.   Sorry folks.....

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