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Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 17:35

I think a catapult to hand is a good idea    For a bit of fun, why ot set up some tempting situations and practise your catapulting skills

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 17:32

I grow red dragon.  It's easy to divide.  Likes well drained soil...even poor soil, although there it grows more slowly.  So, not cuttings but division or basal pieces with a trowel.  

It's very hardy for me....s.w. Cornwall.....but it can be hit by slight late frosts.  It recovers well enough though.

It benefits by being cut back regularly in the summer.....makes a denser, richer coloured plant.  Domt like it to flower.  I would divide soon and pot up or have some fleece handy during cold winter spells or even later in the spring if frosts are still a problem.  

 

Eupatorium chocolate....is it invasive in your garden?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 15:53

Bought this on impulse despite knowing this family is a thuggish one.

Im fairly sure ??ou will agree this too is invasive but I was it is well behaved.  

So, folks, do you grow it?   Have you grown it?  

What's happening in my garden!

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 14:16

Oh, that mint Louise.  Is it in a pot or in the garden?  Best not to,have if in the garden....it will romp.  Pull mint apart now and pot up.  Keep in greenhouse and water well. You should have new fresh mint growing in the next few weeks

Lawn - is something terrible about to happen?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 13:57

Susan, you concerned the old grass will seed into your new seed mixture?

I see nothing wrong with returning the,top soil.  

I would dig over, rake and level the area removing all roots, stones etc.  what sort,of lawn did you want?  If a normal everyday quality one then this should be fine.  Spend the winter getting it right and then look to sow seed in late march. Or, do you want some of this area as a border for plants?  

Something which looks nice in November

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 13:18

Hello Catherine.

Sorry for your loss.  Losing a child must be the most emotionally difficult feeling to bear. 

I grew a rose for someone....the name and colour were perfect.  It flowers at the,right time.  I grow a dicentra spectabile for my young nephew ...it flowers wonderfully at the right time too, viz., spring.

November is difficult.  A camellia is nice.  Full of promising buds in November to,produce its flowers in spring.

Lomicera winter beauty is a shrubby honeysuckle with scented late winter flowers and, again, has buds in November.

Choisya sundance is a lovely,yellow evergreen shrub that looks good in November and produces scenfed flowers in spring

Daphne Odora aureomarginataIas a lovely evergreen shrub that looks good all year round and has late winter beautifully scented flowers

What sort of shrub would YOU ideally like to remember your son by?  Evergreen? Scent? Winter flowering heathers are full of buds and flowers over autumn and winter.  Maybe a little plaque too with his name on it?  

 

 

Sparrows!

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:26

......bumping up

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:25

It is gorgeous here this morn.  Very warm indeed.  In fact it's so warm I will be nude gardening today in my front borders 

...sorry, feeling v mischievous today.  I lied    I will be wearing my socks 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:22

Self seeding foxglove...

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:21

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