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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 12:22

Hacked back my treewithin Ceanothus in front garden that really is trying to be a tree within 

I removed three very very large branches 

Also clipped Teucrium fruticans which has been gorgeous all year with it's constant flowering since March and that white new growth. Now it looks like a wicker ball you add to your garden for artistic reasons but I'm never quite sure when else to clip it because of its long flowering 

Having lunch now and then it's the rose arch out back, busy time in the garden 

My yucca has been run over help please ,please anyone !

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:09

Forgive me Hippophae, I am no expert except that I naturally fear buckets of water in UK because it seems to lead to bad smells and general rotting 

I think from your advice,  Bob, fidget and the YouTube guy, the point is these are easy to propagate 

My yucca has been run over help please ,please anyone !

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 21:58

Watch the YouTube video, he puts it straight in a pot 

I can't make a link, but copy /paste the address


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 21:56

Thank god your mum realised in time fidget

Just watched the Autistic Gardener. We have an Autism centre opposite us and I went for a job there once. Didn't get it but programmes like this really help to educate people, even myself 

My yucca has been run over help please ,please anyone !

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 21:48

A bucket of water will kill it 

Watch here

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:45

Those sculptures are incredibly, the dandelion one is a masterpiece 

Thanks for the pictures everyone 


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:24

It's funny how some plant names just seem to be everywhere, proving their worth by being so popular 

I will no doubt end up with Niobe also since there are areas of my garden that really need a pop of colour 

One thing though, this year is the first time I've ever had any Vitacella Clematis and I want more but I'm surprised Mary Rose has such a tiny flower, I'm guessing that species makes up for it by covering their support and being long flowering? 


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:43

Actually I'm wrong 

The new Potentilla is  atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla which is nice cushion in habit rather than sprawling like the nepalensis and it's the beautiful red 


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:14

HURRAH!  GC visit for me, I got  Madame Julia Correvon, I eck she's posh

Also 3 new potentilla nepalensis of a deep red persuasion plus a bright pink Cistus for under the tree 

All strong colours needed at this time of year in my garden and all grow well in my soil 

Verdun, I got the Cistus for 3 quid because I pointed out it looked half dead but us gardeners know half dead is another way of saying I can fix this 


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 08:24

Morning all

Dentist with OH at 9 so I'd better crack on 

I'm driving him there 

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