Whats Looking Good In September

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  1. shiney

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    Well, I've been missing from this thread because of software problems to do with getting the new computer going properly - it didn't like the storage software I use but it has now seen sense.

    We have a lot of grasses in the garden which are coming into their own now. We shall have to start thinning them out this Autumn and potting them up for sale.

    If you want to know any names I would have to ask Mrs Shiney as my memory for plant names seems to be even worse than ever. :rolleyespink:

    This bed, along the driveway, is only four years old but the bigger plants are swamping the smaller ones
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    We have a few of these and they look lovely when blowing around in the wind
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    This is our front verge that is full of colour throughout Spring and Summer and the grasses take over for Autumn and early winter
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    The lawn in the background remains green even in the drought as it is mainly moss and weeds. The morning dew keeps it going but I haven't need to mow it for over a month
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    This is what most of our lawns look like because of the drought but I'm hoping for some recovery after yesterday's rain
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      Flowers aren't doing too badly but need watering. We were away in the Lake District but had friends coming in to water the pot plants, greenhouse and plants under cover.

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      These are thanks to @pete
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      This fucshia was a very big one and dug out completely :whistle: in the Autumn as it was diseased. To our surprise, as we thought it had been completely removed, it has started to come back with a vengeance but appears disease free :fingers crossed:
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      • Jack Sparrow

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        This is definitely the best bit of my garden at the moment.

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        2 questions.

        Can I move the peony while it is still in leaf?

        How can I tidy up the POKER? My wife thinks it looks a mess.

        G.
         
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          Its looking great @Jack Sparrow . I would would just move the peony if you want to , good time to move and plant new perennials . They is not much you can do with the poker , do you know if its evergreen or semi evergreen just take out dead leaves otherwise.
           
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            Hi @Jack Sparrow , I moved three Peonys about two weeks ago. Just remember to plant them shallow, and give them lots of water, mine had next years growth buds on them so I was able to position them just below soil level. Peonys can be moved successfully at this time of year, the reason that they often don't re-flower and have a bad reputation is that they are replanted too deeply.

            As for the Kniphophia, all I do is sort of comb it with my hands to straighten out the leaves and, as yours looks established I would cut off any dying or bent leaves at the base. That should be enough to tidy it up.
             
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              Hi @Perki , @KFF thanks for your input. I will look into moving the peony. It needs moving across a few inches.

              The poker was new last summer. It has done far better than I expected. Least year it kept its leaves all winter. In hindsight I may have planted it too close to the path. It marks the spot where my cat is buried so I am very reluctant to move it. I actually think it looks good where it is.

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              If I trimmed the leaves back to the edge of the path, would it damage the plant?

              G.
               
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                Are we getting an " October " thread please :)
                 
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                    Thanks Sheal ;)
                     
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