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Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:44

MY Dianthus are one type, spread across a large-ish area at front of free draining border

half is sheltered by an old gate and they were twice the size of the other half in mid-winter

Now they are faster along than the others that are just starting to put on growth

Verdun's suggestions are best, two year old cuttings will sustain the best summer flowering

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:48


First allium is coming

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:47



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:07

Did I miss a New Year? 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:39

What a stunning day it has been today, definitely much hotter than the weather man says...they always get it wrong but not usually for the better

Busy bee in the garden from 9am, worked through lunch and onwards, only just sat down to a ready meal, is one of the ONLY take-away type meals I can have

What I got up to has been listed on the other thread, suffice to say I did a lot of finishing off jobs and some planting, my plants always start to look a bit desperate as we head towards May: have stuffed a load in water troughs as I only have one day left to conbobulate their final positions or wait until after my weekend shifts.

Also potted on two shrubs with good compost since their PP's are currently in need of landscaping. The old veg area is a project for May, just a small amount of landscaping and a lot of organising, I'll just be using it as my utility area and greenhouse if I do decide to get one...the jury is still out on that one.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:20

Glorious day here in Kent, its been brilliant sun shine all day with light breeze, perfect weather to get things done:

  • Slightly rearranged shade bed in purple and white garden to balance colours
  • Propagated Salvia (a white one) making 5 new plants from divisions
  • Planted second of my Echinops with two more to plant (making a rhythm of three plus one in raised bed in the passageway)
  • Repaired retaining wall so the soil don't leak out by step
  • Relayed step (it needs OH to level it properly )
  • Potted up one of my two iris for sunny side of pergola
  • Finished off under pergola with border edging and mulching
  • Filled buckets and buckets of stones from my near ton bag to fill bare patches
  • Did a lot of tidying, removing empty bags of compost, grit and bark, stacks of plant pots and all that scruff I leave about
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my day



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 08:48

sticky labels Pdoc?


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 06:04

Morning all

Another beautiful day here in the garden of England

Left over turfy bits

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 21:22

The reason it looks like a lot more soil panda is the air you dug into it, will settle again soon 


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 21:00

We want pictures or we don't believe you 

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