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Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:36

Disappointing Busy but they're all "fixable"   Enjoy your day with Dordogne Damsel 


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:08

Woody, I think you will find heleniums/rudbekias a great success.  I have a similar bed but also included yellow leaved dogwoods, grassss  and acteas. People seem to like it 

KEF I will try to be tactful.......

Fairly bright here

Good health to all 

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 23:19

Why thank you kindly Beaus Mum 

What is wrong with my sedum

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 23:16

Sedums do not like too much damp around,their leaves and many varieties do suffer.

I moved a sedum early this year with severe leaf spotting and decided it was because of the sprinkler used nearby on the  lawn.  Now in much drier spot and looks healthy and clean.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 23:09

Berberis Darwinii Cangrandmafixit?  Evergreen, easy and beautiful in spring.  Or,mahonia?  Charity has scented flowers in winter and beautiful sculpted foliage.

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 23:05

Near me is a large area of miscamthus ....guessing it is Flamingo.....where I offen take my dog.  Walking amongst it is weirdly eerie.  Whispering grass is lovely.  Meant to take a photo ....may do tomorrow. 

I  grow grasses as individual.....albeit large .... specimens but Im tempted to make a small group of them next year.   Trouble is what makes way for them?  I have a few clumps of cannas clump is large, prob about 7'  across......and mixed with miscanthus should look pretty good. 


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 22:54

Fidget, what a horrible experience.  

Had a similar experience with sister few years back...Hospital ..told us she was clear of cancer then told us we should not have been told that.  She died at 32.  

Having an episode with the hospital right now with my mum......we are not really being told anything and it's frustrating.  Going in tomorrow with all guns blazing 

what is attacking my geraniums & pansies

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:33

Yes caterpillars on geraniums. ,may be those also on your pansies cos this is their time.  Spotted a lot on my stocks......grown to overwinter amd flower early spring.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:14

Liriodendron,, nice handiwork ....looking good 

Been lovely day here.     Hot sunshine 

Couldnt resist another astrantia of billions.  Had a voucher and it was burning a hole in my pocket. 

Donuts  offered to me I see.....such lovely people here.    



Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:59


bit late now, but pears and apples (not tip bearers) are pruned in mid to late August.  

If growth is required then winter prune  but for fruit production summer pruning is needed.  I have an espalier pear that is laden with fruit ......needs to be picked ASAP. 

So AEE I would not prune yours yet ...for fruit ......unless branches are crossing or you are still training for,shape.  If you are happy with that wait until next August .....hopefully you will have fruit then

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