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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:35

Andy, wish you all the best.  You have really been in the wars.  We are all rooting for you.  Day by day ??ou will get stronger 

Matty not much fun having a bad back but a chance to relax a little.

Busy afternoon in the garden.  Cut loads down, replaced last of the tender perennials with wallflowers.  Had a nice big fire afterwards but again I stink of smoke.  Dont care I enjoy a good  fire. Down here a lot of stuff will keep flowering for most of the winter but I like to see the garden clear for the hellebores, bulbs etc later.  

Hmmm!  We lost the soccer AND the rugby   But I got free buns from my local bakery in their last hour yippee!  It's the little things that count 

Mulching

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:18

Best around not over mowmymoss.  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:14

Got honeysuckles in full flower over an archway.  Lovely scent 

dump the weekend spam

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 09:09

Nut........will do that too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 09:06

Hello forkers

Very quiet morning.  Feels warmish.

Will pop down to GC to see if there are any last minute bargains 

Thought 

Last nights gardeners world was the worst so far.  Didn't enjoy it at all.  GW has grown tired, dated and uninspiring 

Have nice weekend folks 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 18:21

Not for meeeeee then dove!  

Its quite mild here ........took dog hour ago and although cloudy it felt warm 

Dug up, 

Planted, cut back and cut the lawns today.  Just few wallflowers n stocks left to plant.  Prob get more done tomorrow.  Cut some grasses down too but will leave miscanthus over winter.  Miscanthus varieties looking good right now in full flower

Mature garden redesign

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 18:10

Hello shazgarden

Is the Rose really in the way or can you work around it?  It looks too big to move. I would cut it back now for tidyness sake and prune more correctly in the spring.  

Again Montana can be tidied up if it's too big but would move only if really in the  way. You can trim or cut as hard as you like but it will affect flowering this spring.

Bulbs will be fine in the ground but your perennials can be divided....which ones are they?  I return to soil and pot up depending on what I want to do with them. 

Maybe post a picture?

Where NOT to order from online

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 17:51

Then, Matt, you are missing out on some gems.  Many of my best plants were bought online as 1, 3 or 5 litre plants

Janet the guarantee is good.....our local GC gives a 5 year guarantee.....but we want our plants great from the start.  Whenever a plant has been faulty or misnamed I have always had quality rectification without delay.  

If a plant I want is available locally I will buy locally....nothing better if well grown.  Limited  choice though is an issue.

Where NOT to order from online

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 17:05

I buy a lot online.  I know the good, the very good and the bad ones.

I buy from some fantastic companies...woottens, ashwoods, cotswold garden flowers, dove cottage, to name just 4 .   I receive top quality plants perfectly packed and varieties impossible to buy at GC.

I would never buy plants from T & M or any seed company.....they supply tiny bare root or plugs that are usually poor quality.  For seed amd bulbs they are fine.  For good quality plants go to renowned growers 

Do you give a fig?

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 08:36

Ginny  said....."only want it for the fruit so....."

Hmmm!  You don't mean to cut your fig "right back" as to the base do you Ginny?  You are looking to create shoots further back on those branches so don't cut too hard.  

a leggy 5' fig in a pot will look better as a dense, bushy one.  And she lives in a mild area where figs have a long growing season, fruit apart, so 5 years is a long time for a fig.  

Feedback is a great plus on the forum........so folks, let us know what you did and how your plants responded.  Im also growing a fig ...a cutting....in a pot.  

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Invasion....no likee

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