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ADVICE ON PLANTING PLEASE

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:34

That's very encouraging thanks! Off to the garden centre with a spring my step this morning.  While we were away our tenants badly neglected the garden and Im quite sure they didn't get any feed or attention, which I can now remedy.  Thanks.

ADVICE ON PLANTING PLEASE

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:10

I was going to start a thread on agapanthus but thought I'd add on here as you all seem to know a lot about them.  I've had several tubers in a long tall pot, for quite a few seasons now, maybe 6 years.  I've been away for a couple of years and last summer which was my first one back I had foliage but not a single flower, and now ahead of this summer I'm wondering what I can do to ensure flowers.  Was it particularly a bad year for agapanthuses after the awful winter you had 2012-13, which might explain things?  Should I feed them?  Or put them in a new pot, despite their reputation for liking cramped roots?  i am worried about moving them on and then finding that I've set them back  for another year.   Thanks for any advice.  

Floppy Stem problem

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 07:37

Thank you.  I did support the verbena and it still went lazy on me!  But I do take your points about it being late in the year, and as the plants went in new this year after I returned it might be that they didnt properly 'bed in'.  I'll see how they go next year. 

I do appreciate the advice!

Floppy Stem problem

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 07:59

Ive spent a day working in the garden today, and I noticed that alot of the plants which I have seen elsewhere standing tall and proud (eg verbena bonariensis, ammi amongst others) are, in my garden, rather too floppy.  And then tonight, watching Gardeners World on the internet, Monty's cosmos were pert and upright whilst mine droop  Am I lacking Pottasium in the soil as I have read somewhere?  Or something else?  And if there is a lack in the soil, when should I be treating it - can I do it now in the autumn?  I usually mulch every spring with home made compost, but dont add much beyond the odd bit of liquid feed during the summer.  Also we've been overseas for a few years and this is my first season back, so it might be that our tenants simply didnt manage the soil the way I would have done.  Any ideas would be welcome, thanks 

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