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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 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. 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


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 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 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.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:53

Made it myself Artjak    Seriously, it looks good enough to eat  In real life

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:42

echinacea milkshake......delightful as far as I am concerned.  again flowers forever


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:41

astrantia jumble hole....still flowering like mad.  again 5' tall and continuous flowering all summe



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:39

daqhlia Honka...prob my fav dahlia.  not at its most impressive just yet but I love its simple charm


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:37

this is agastache black adder...5' tall and as much across.  flower


ing for weeks and will do until autumn

training fruit trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 12:34

Well Bekkie, when fence is done dont skimp on supports.  Galvanised wires and eyes mean a permanent job 

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hardy geraniums pictures

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