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Rhubarb & Onion

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:17

Not too near each other though.  Rhubarb spreads a lot.  Rhubarb needs a lot of water too to thrive and onions won't enjoy that 

Fruit bushes

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:14

Wouldn't waste too much time now though.   Bushes ARE budding early this year so ASAP for me allium.

The redcurrant is more straightforward .....assuming both bushes are not too old......but I would prune the blackcurrant right back to the base after moving.  Then a generous application of,fish blood and bone, more so on the blackcurrants, and a good mulch 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:32

Perennial Perfection...

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:27

Warm welcome budsgardens, I  also plant a couple of lupins, dahlias, and grow a couple of asters like Little Carlowe, a brilliant bluey colour and frikartii Monch a lovely lavendar blue that flowers from mid summer to autumn.  To go with them rudbekia goldsturn should reach 3' too.  There is also a dwarf version of verbena bonariensis called lollipop (from memory) thst grows over 3' .  I would also add a grass ...deschampsia gold tau that flowers at a height of about 3' for most of the summer.  Crocosmias too will add good height of colour

Propogating dahlias

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:15

Have to agree with punkdoc.  Bit early yet but not too lomg to wait 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:09

Punkdoc, sounds pretty distressing.  Hope you get it all sorted soon.  Think the storms may be over soon.  The amount of water and the winds blowing it in from every angle would  challenge many roofs.

Busy day in the sunshine......cut lawns, cut grasses back, potted up, tidied up, polished two cars, trimmed back honeysuckle on the arch, and took my trusty dog to the beach.  Now thinking about donuts to replace all that expended energy. 

Dogwoods to prune but they look so good in the sushine right now so a stay of execution for a week or so.  Same too with hydrangea dead heading.  

Spring today that's for sure 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 15:59

Saw a kangaroo bouncing across the lawn earlier    Very early for that ......


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:09

Hiya dove.   The sun does that doesn't it?  

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:08

Hee hee hee!  I was such a sillee billee. Just thought I could get back into the car before he got me!   I remember too panicking when for a second I thought door was locked.   

Have nice day KEF 

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:06

Morning Anthony

June is one on my own shopping this one a lot 

There are some real experts here...hope Hostafan is better opinion than mine should come.  However Blue Hawaiii too is one I have considered.......for leaf colour and size.  not familiar with the others.  

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