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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:23

 Yvie,  I grow 3 clumps of Acanthus, best planted out of midday sun but not full shade. They have fleshy roots and difficult to get rid of once established. Leaves can bully other plants, I just snip offenders off. They sulk a bit in full flower, haven't worked out how to combat this yet, perhaps clever companion planting 

My soil is rubbish but they have flowered every year barring one and I feed it to get flowers 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 11:28

Back from the garden 

Did some jobs but hearts not really in it today 

Still overcast 

Gonna sit on my behind for a bit 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:05

Welcome back Supernoodle and gratz on sproglin 

No sore back LP but your garden is muuuuuch bigger than mine, perhaps you worked a lot harder 

Nice to see you DD, pics please if you visit a garden 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 07:38

Morning all 

Overcast but warm here. Got a lot done in the garden yesterday and still got roses to tie in, plants to plant, cuttings to take before the weekend's shifts but very pleased with results out front where a bit of taming was needed 

Have a lovely Friday if you're at the salt mines 

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 

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