Alina W

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:30

It was a very cold night here, too - it got down to 0.3C. Fortunately, I'd brought my tender plants in.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:14

Bright sunshine here today - amazing on a bank holiday


Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:11

Wait and see what happens. If it wilts completely and goes brown you probably have clematis wilt. Cut it back to ground level, feed well and you will get fresh shoots.

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:09

Lavender and cotton lavender are not the same plant and can't be treated in the same way. Lavender is lavandula, whilst cotton lavender is santolina. If you cut into the old wood on lavandula it will not regenerate and die.


Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:04

You can try using a weedkiller on them, but you'll have to cover all your wanted plants so that you don't get the weedkiller on them. Other than that, I'm afraid it is a matter of digging.

What's it like in your garden?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:16

You're welcome, Zoomer44

Many annuals, such as cornflowers, prefer being sown where they are to flower and left alone - that may be part of your problem.

Well done on the dahlias, though.


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:01

It's just great minds thinking alike, Wintersong

Anyway, you're saying different things, so we're both useful


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 22:54

The black floppy plant is dead, I'm afraid, it won't recover.

Sun room - yes, as long as it isn't heated. You want a cool room.


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 22:44

Yes - if you add enough grit and dig it in you'll find that this will happen naturally. It doesn't need to be by much - an inch or two will make a difference to the plants.


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 22:25

There's your answer, then. Lavender needs very well-drained, gritty soil - if yours is heavy and wet, it won't thrive. As well as adding lots of grit, you might like to consider raising the soil level a little to give even better drainage.

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