Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:19

Lovely herbaceous border Gg, probably my favourite group of plants. I have had a thread on when to plant phlox which I have rescued from old bed.Everyone says now so I will dig it over one more time, add something good and plant. Have some sedums and geranium Rozeanne too in my nursery waiting to go. Sunny border so watch this space 

When should I plant Phlox

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:46
Thanks. I will dig it over to incorporate some goodness and plant soon. I have some sedum to go with them. Smileys.


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:43

Broadband fixed... line corroded away from house , now getting much faster speeds. Whoopee.....


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 10:01

Hi Verd.. I had a pieris in the early '80s which was hit by a very, very hard frost which killed off 80% of it ( 1983 I think). I dug it up and put it in a pot. Basically one surviving twig.  It recovered. I still have it. I more or less neglect it bar watering now and then. I don't want it to get any bigger. It is a great survivor. My sort of plant!  


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:48

Not sure how Dove but I logged in via my iPhone yesterday for the first time. I had always been deterred by the statement that someone else already had my email address! i.e. me. Yesterday I just ploughed on and hey presto there I was. 

When should I plant Phlox

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:38

Thanks for your advice. I am inclined to think that I should plant as they will have more protection from bad weather there than left in pots outside.  And if it is another mild winter like last year they may establish even better. I have a lot so I could go for belt and braces and keep some in the GH as a reserve.

Bag the weeds!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:01

I have a bed I am about to dig out completely and it looks a bit of a mess. The rosebay willow herb was quite frankly the star performer, tall, majestic pinky/mauve flowers and nice foliage. I have deadheaded the plants before they seed, well mostly.

I always work on the assumption that the soil is stuffed full of seeds from decades of plants, so I don't worry too much. It's all part of gardening fun.

When should I plant Phlox

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 07:42

I am renovating some old flower beds. I have rescued some phlox plants, split them up and potted them for now. The new beds are dug over and waiting.

 My question is when to plant them. I could look after them over winter and plant in spring, or I could plant them in a few weeks when they have made some root. If I keep them over winter should they be in the GH or left outside in their pots, with a little shelter from the elements?





Posted: 23/08/2014 at 06:35
Good morning all. Early start as BT coming to see to my broadband. Strange but after making appointment it seemed to return. Gremlins? No gardening today. Visit to Art show and country fair.


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:57
I always we ash up by hand never use the dishwasher. Great after gardening.

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When should I plant Phlox

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