Verdun


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sick rosemary srub

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:43

Ooo, I think I would remove that plastic bag now Pothead. 


25 years?  That is exceptional. And you replanted it!  Respect


 I replaced a lavendar hedge last year and I would hate to put an age on it.  It kept going for years and years.  But replacements are worth thinking about.  My replacement lavendar hedge has looked superb this summer with lots of flowers.  It will out perform my old hedge just as your replacement rosemary will Pothead 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:36

Sorry Joyce, missed your last post.  Yes plant them out but make sure soil is good and moist 


hackonechloa look sensational in large pots.....their mounding and cascading habit suits large pots.  I have one in a huge container.  Maybe pot on?


don't get me wrong, in the ground they excel but pot grown they can give more...?? 

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:24

Have fun Hazel 

Blue hydrangea turning green/turquoise

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:23

hello aym


paniculata hydrangeas will happily grow in the sun....mine is.  Needs good soil; needs reasonable moisture too so you will need to address this if your soil is dry aym.  I love them and intend to plant at least one more 

Felicia amelloides

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:15

Judojub, I know it doesnt help to say they often survive our winters down here.


i love felicias too...there is a nice variegated one too


currently I am not growing them this year  but will do so next 


.no, they will not survive the winter.  You can take cuttings now and keep them in the gh or conservatory.    You could try potting them up Judojub....I would do this now.  You could put the pot into the ground for the rest of the summer but then lift it near late October 


 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:06

Always liked colouring in 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:03

Papi jo, praise indeed.....having seen your garden.   Thanks 


That Amistad is over 5' but growing.  I always pinch back up to mid summer;  makes them sturdier and more floriferous in late summer.    Have one over 7' already that was not pinched...it is wat back in a corner area backing other tall perennials. 


PP, you make me smile.....how did you know I colour them in?  Thought nobody saw me 

Blue hydrangea turning green/turquoise

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 11:56

Yes Wakeshine, it is simply doing its thing.


for next year a shadier spot will help prolong flowering.....a tad 


I can recommend the paniculata hydrangeas....the PG's.  I grow Limelight shown below. it is just beginning to take on pale pink but the white...the lime/white....will continue well into September.  In autumn it is pink.  Been flowering since July so I think they are prob the best value hydrangeas.  


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 10:08

One of those grasses you can do at anytime Joyce but, one tip;   Don't grab small pieces. I use a spade to dig a chunk out. If yours is small then wait a while for it to grow.  The one shown is about 2 metres wide, is the biggest I have but all are pretty big.  

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 10:04

Excellent Alex.......great value indeed 


the "dark leaved plant" is one of my favourite plants.  Have a few but this is Actea Brunette and soon white scented flowers will open.  Not sure photo does the foliage credit....if you have a spot for it get one.


Hazel, hopefully things will improve but we do get aome decent weather here and already over the past half hour it is blue sky and sun 

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