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19/06/2013 at 20:41

As a total newbie, doing ok so far in first Spring/Summer but I just needed to get one thing out of my system as a result of some mixed container experimentation.....

 

When the end of the world comes we will be left with only cockroaches.....and bloody upright Lobelia!!!! Sorry couldn't find a suitable thread!!!!!

19/06/2013 at 22:20

19/06/2013 at 22:26

keep  on at the garden  and  chill . you will get there .

20/06/2013 at 04:44

Cheers folks, I've calmed down now and freed the dwarf(ed) dahlia, and others. Good learning curve!!! 

20/06/2013 at 06:30

And lysimachia.

20/06/2013 at 06:34

I shall remember that!! Thanks

20/06/2013 at 07:39

bump 

20/06/2013 at 08:57

Good to get a moan out now and then.  lol

20/06/2013 at 10:46

thanks for making me laugh KJ

20/06/2013 at 13:54

Believe it or not but i killed a lobelia, i put it in semi shade, in a moist ruch soil, and it died.. I guess they don't like clay. I think last year (1st in garden) i killed 4 plants, the lobellia, a delphinium (eaten by slugs), Blue Verbascum (eaten by slugs), a tree heather (not sure what killed it to be honest just went brown, cheif suspect was the cold easterly winds). 

I can't complain too much 4 from dozens and dozens of plants can't be too bad.

20/06/2013 at 14:00

Isn't it cockroaches and Cher?

Believe it or not I managed to kill Russian Vine once...if I knew how, I could have marketed it! Could have made a fortune 

20/06/2013 at 17:31

You killed a Russian Vine Fairygirl? - Give yourself a medal and a pat on the back - then rack your  brains as to what on earth you did with it - you are right, you could make a fortune with that knowledge.  Mind, I killed a healthy looking buddlea a few years ago - not quite in the same class as Russian Vine, but close. 

20/06/2013 at 22:40
AndytheScientist wrote (see)

Believe it or not but i killed a lobelia, i put it in semi shade, in a moist ruch soil, and it died.. I guess they don't like clay. I think last year (1st in garden) i killed 4 plants, the lobellia, a delphinium (eaten by slugs), Blue Verbascum (eaten by slugs), a tree heather (not sure what killed it to be honest just went brown, cheif suspect was the cold easterly winds). 

I can't complain too much 4 from dozens and dozens of plants can't be too bad.

I suspect the tree heather died because clay soil will most likely be alkaline (PH7 ish) Heathers like acid soil and in my experience don't survive let alone thrive in alkaline soils.

20/06/2013 at 22:48

It was a long time ago Booker and I've no idea what I did! It was in quite a restricted area along with a honeysuckle - it survived no problem 

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