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happy grasses

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:22

A question on grasses and I missed it

Elymus  magellanicus too......nothing more blue......imperata red baron (lovely contrast between these two) , stipa gigantea and calamagrostis rank among my favourites.  But for a grass of quality go for hackonechloa. This is superb in container or garden.  With decent soil and a little shade nothing comes close 

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Sharing my forsythia

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:11

Lovely time frame Flumpy 

New quinea impatients

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:38

Berkeley...the magic word "cheap".....lovely isn't it?  

New GW...??

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:57

Ah! Heseltine would have made a good PM but better move on to GW.

not seen GW or BG this week...both recorded though...and I agree it would have made pleasant winter viewing if GW kept going over this period.  

I think Monty has shone with the hour long prog......well done to him   He endured a lot of criticism but  now has made GW his own 

Killing Weeds

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:47

Ah Bob picked up on it.........salt is not good for the garden anyway.

I would hoe now but use glyphosate in spring when weeds are in full growth ....hoeing will not kill those weeds but will encourage vigour in spring;  perfect then for the weedkiller 

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:43

I caution against the zealousness of crocus planting en masse.  They multiply rapidly and look weedy before and after flowering.  They flower too briefly too.    For me they are very over rated 

Snowdrops are better I think.  Why not grow less crocus and more snowdrops?  

Care for a new lawn in winter

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:37

Lloyd, do NOTHING now.  

Keep off the lawn if wet.  Don't be despondent if it looks below par over the winter....lawns do suffer then.  Regardless of what you do now the winter will take its toll and you cannot prevent that

you do the work in spring......a feed only if you have no weeds.  A feed and weed if you have.  Then regular mowing, aim for a weekly cut.  And not too close.  Don't worry, it will be good by April. 

Welcome to the garden bug Lloyd.  Not many better "bugs" to have.

by the sound of it you have done well there 

New quinea impatients

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:29

Sandy, they can but better in warm gh I find.

BUT, take cuttings now.  They root easily in water and keep better than the host plants.  You will have plenty of full size plants next year 


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:21

Yum yum 


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:14


oooooops!  29th right? 

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