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I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:39

Yes, looks nice Dove.  Purple go well with it? 

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:37

Hiya Dove.  same here.  Thought Adrian blooms foggy bottom was brilliant.  He was a great inspiration for me and am sure my love of grasses, foliage colour, perennials etc was because of him.  Went through the dwarf conifer period too.

Never enamoured about auriculas.  A friend grew them and loved them but they just looked too artificial for me.

Cant grow good roses here so don't grow them but I will check out your site in a mo.

Grew a border of iberis too.  In spring it was eye catching but it was something I grew tired of too

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:26

Sue, sue sue!   Dear me!  

Like it.....like it a lot 

(you didn't comment on my rather clever jokes though?  I have a feeling you were overwhelmed by their superbness and rightly so)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:58

Ok KEF, not such good food....

But you got a new planter. Yea!  

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:55

Why does Santa have 3 gardens?   

So he can say ho ho ho.    ...........ok ok ok.  Off the cuff y'know 

Why does father Christmas crack jokes?   So he can slay..sleigh ..you with them .........just told someone this joke and the expression was not good. Must be good though cos I'm still laughing.  Its the way I tell em......    

I'll get my coat, shall I?..............

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:46

Looks great value to me gardengirl. An eye for a bargain?  

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:44

I grow a few heathers but used to grow a lot more.  I "tired" of some of them but now I'm drawn to growing more of them again.

Dont like them in isolation ...I.e as single plants......so I have three smallish beds of them...........foxhollow with yellow foliage, Ann Sparkes with reddish foliage and Springwood  white, all carneas.  Easy, evergreen and flowering during the winter so what could be better? 

So, two questions.......what did you grow that you dont now but would like to again? Heathers? Like em or loathe em?  (oooo, I could have earned bonus points here for two threads in one )

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:35

Got a bed of winter flowerimg heathers now showing their first flowers?  Love heathers.  Used  grow a lot more....now itching to grow,more again 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:30

Woody, yes I think mollycoddling probably the reason for tulips not coming up year after year

However, they mostly carry some virus....don't they?.....so maybe this is a factor too

Hiya punkdoc.  Is it the darkness now?  Gets to me somewhat too.  I tend to improve in the new year 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 11:29

Woody, I grow tulips too af the ends of where the runner beans grow.  Ironically, these always come up every year.  They are walked on in the summer....obviously underground then.....but they are happy there.  Two things....it is bit drier there and they are "neglected".  It is in the poorer soil that they seem to survive so I have a border that's used for growing tender plants in poorish soil in full sun all day long and where tulips seem to do well and it is here where I will be adding more.  

Corny I know, but I have planted yellow wallflowers with purple tulips...expect a treat in mid spring.   That's the beauty of gardening......always something to look forward to 

Congratulations  KEF.  Freebies always nice 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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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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