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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:49

Cuttings for me too.  ESP if you have a choice variety and they will produce flowering plants next year.  I've seen a lot of seed raised delphiniums and many of them can be awful.  Yet you won't know until next year after all that  caring for them 

What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:40

Exactly......and the sooner you remove the spent flower heads the better.  I've already started doing it. Good time to divide clumps too when foliage starts to whither.  Divided clumps flower better.  

Conifer producing dusty clouds

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:16

It's how  plant life goes on.  

Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:14

Just messaged you Rose

I would not mix but prefer to plant one variety.  It will look better either as a hedge or in blocks.  Munstead is hardier I think and better as a hedge for me but Hidcote as isolated plants lok nice because foliage is more silver.

No don't think any,lavendar is a "thug".  All need cutting back after flowering, quite hard in fact, and then they remain compact and good me 

Outside overwintered Geraniums

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:10

Have a few outside and they look good.....always leave some outside over winter here.  .  Yep, cut back but I would wait just a couple of weeks longer.  


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:07

Been a pretty good day here today...some drizzle but mainly dry and warm.  

Plumbing done today so had to keep an eye on plumber and his mate.  It's the hanging around that drives me craaaaaaazy.  They never come on time do they? 

Keeping an eye on the weather forecast this week to see if the trend is continuing to be warm.  If so some plants will go out.  

Warching the final part of the Widower tonight.  What a lovely decent fellow he is   Must be hard for the families of those involved to see. 

Will dig up an old jasmine tomorrow and replace with clematis Grandiflora my fav of the Montanas.  white flowers and strongest scent.  

What's Your Favourite Gardening Book?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:55

Books by Christopher Lloyd ...the well tempered garden, for example.  Relaxing, informing and inspiring.  

Talkback: New Zealand flatworms

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:38

Not nice then!  

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:37

A good wash and scrub with hot soapy water or simply buy another if it's too bad 

Talkback: New Zealand flatworms

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:44

I think I read somewhere that these flatworms carry a caustic "sap".  Anyone know if this is true?  

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Sad day......

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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