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What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 21:22

Hi Verdun,

The soil in that area is an ongoing curiosity to me as a fairly new gardener and it's quite likely the buzzez didn't like it.  It's improved clay, not amazing drainage and bakes hard in summer. I've lost a couple of achillea over a winter which I would expect but others excel in the area and I have non-species tulips repeat flowering...I'll dig in some more muck and dig out some more clag and see what happens

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:08

I remember your buzz, Verdun, it looked lovely. Some of my buddleas were smothered in flowers, white profusion and a pink one I forget the name of. The buzzez just didnt make the grade and I've had them two summers...

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:52

Hi Salino

They were just completely outshone by some other buddleas, normal ones. It wasn't a good spot for them to be honest they never looked good.

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:32

I'm keeping my spirea for's just a regular pink one. 

I really want to like the potentilla fruct. But I just don't...

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:20

On a whim last weekend I ripped out 3 buddlea buzz'z and a normal buddlea all the same lilac colour which I replaced with 2 yellowy leucanthemums and a space, perhaps for a banana cream leuc.

Also on the bore list are 2 shrubby cinquefoil and lots of polyanthus that keep getting nibbled. 

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:38

I've been spreading manure today around some roses I've moved and quite frankly could use a tree to mask the smell of me

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:31

I'm having a big move around (again) and want to have it done this year before I lose sight of all the perennials...

I also want to get some new roses so need to get into gear and decide whether to get 2 I 'need' for new arrangements I'm putting together or 4 that I really like

Forum picture

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 14:02

I think Mike was just being friendly- it is a thread about forum pics and we know we can choose our own pics, although changing them is another matter...

A lot of us posted on the 'where do you live' thread or whatever it was called; quite happily

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 08:53

I let mine collapse into a squidgy mess Mike!

Not because I stop working in the garden but because I think the old foliage must help protect the plant, create insect hidey holes and I also hope it might help improve the soil since I don't make my own compost.

I only have one garden debris heap and it's mainly logs and twigs and some dried out annuals as I know the hedgehog dragged some into the heap last winter. I have to rely on the brown bin collections also which have stopped now...

Has J Parkers got a crummy new website?

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:09

Shame though- I was in a buying mood and but was thwarted

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