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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:12

Good news about your friend dove.  Pleased for you 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:09

Hiya Bekkie

Agastaches can and are grown from seed but then these will seed too.  I find agastaches quite fascinating though .....flowers on black adder, for example, are purple blue surrounding black cores and foliage is scented.

Thanks,,that astrantia is my favourite too.  At least twice size of any other I grow 

Achillea

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:03

Supernoodle

Cut flowerheads now to shoots. Cut either autumn or spring. However, I would also cut back in May 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 20:20

Beaus mum, don't think ??ou have jumble hole.  It's unlike other astrantias......prob 2 or 3 times height, and flowers.....for me amyway......all summer lomg.  It came out at Chelsea flower show couple years back.

Yviestevie, black adder?  Like it a lot but it's not my favourite as I have several.  No, not invasive.  Doesnt invade by runners or by seed...Its sterile. That is a second year plant.  It's in good soil with good drainage and full sun.  Unusual for many tall spikes in that it doesn't need staking.  Bees love it as do butterflies.....butterflies seem suddenly to swarm over it as September approaches. Over winter you may need to protect it but I always take (basal) cuttimgs.  If you like black adder you may like Blue Boa.  Spikes are shorter, chunkier and more blue.....did post a picture some weeks back 

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:29

Oh no Frank!  Loving this thread.  

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:27

Codswhollop fishy .........get it?  Good eh? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:25

Bloomin hot today.  Lovely though.

Irisses!  I always feel they need shallow plantIng and plenty of hot summer sun on those roots to flower.

I love the flowers....got a particularly nice purple, but yellow, pale blue.  It's that foliage that's hard to accommodate.  Looks awful during the summer and I've never managed to totally conceal them then.  Will try harder I guess.  

For me they thrive on neglect.  So I don't feed, mulch or cosset. Works....so far.

Perennial lobelias

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:19

I think it is slugs/snails Superrad.

Your queen Victoria is growing well in the dry?  This loves...needs....moisture and plenty of it.  Used to grow it in my pond. 

 

Daphne Odora 'Aureomarginata'

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:15

JohnnC

Daphne odora aureomarginata is a very, very popular shrub.  

The situation sounds ok........a dose of epsom salts would help give a bit of a boost but I wouldnt over feed it.

The variegation varies from season to season so I wouldnt worry about that.  They flower early spring.....late winter down here. Buds should appear over the autumn.

Do you water it?  Bought last year amd we are having a long hot dry summer...here anyway. So a little drink now and then will help 

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:07

They will be denied nutrients, water and light....in my opinion. A hedge of all kinds will do same thing that's why, ideally, a hedge is trimmed wider at the base and tapered to the top.

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