Alina W

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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.

What's it like in your garden?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:46

Cherry blossom is late this year, and my aquilegias seem to be about a fortnight late.

On the other hand, my daffodils are lasting longer than they did last year because it's been so cold.


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:43

I was going to say the same - is the area well drained?

Pieris forest flame

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:05

The red shoots are simply new shoots, so it sounds as though yours isn't producing many.

My first thought would be to try feeding it?

Tulip Buds dying

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 14:34

Fascinating - I look forward to hearing whether it works!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 13:50

Just had a hail shower but the sun is now out.

Very chilly, though.

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