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Latest posts by Berghill

how to/or if you can divide phlox plants..

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:30

Never tried dividing Phlox subulata or P. douglasii, the alpine ones, but never needed to, they root as they go so all you need to do is take rooted stems and pot them up. If they are in pots then put a few pots of compost round the plant, under the folage and peg stems down, they will soon take root.

plant indenity

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:00

The big tall one is ok, but the small one is an absolute thug. I have been pouring weedkiller on a section of a rock garden for 2 years now tring to get rid of it. Not sure which one is the smaller of the two species, siculum or bulgaricum, but beware if the label shows it as being about 18 inches tall as opposed to 3 feet tall.

Alliums

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 17:49

As I said before, the stems are almost disconnected from the bulb at flowering time, so removing them does the bulb no harm. In fact you can remove the flowering stems of most bulbs once the flower has finished. Does them good not to expend energy making seeds. The only difference is that the big Alliums have already done all the hard work. Cut them for the house and fret not.

Philadelphus

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:50

And if you are near Pershore College when the Philadelphus are in flower gp and look at the National Collection of them in theCollege grounds. Never mind just looking, smell them too.

Must admit I have never come across a scentless one beofre. The dozen we have are all well smelly, even the doubles.

Help identifying plant

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:41

Or better still use Photobucket or such like. At least then we get a decent size picture to look at. The ones on here are almost useless for people with failing eyesight like me.

Alliums

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 09:13

Neil, the time to foliage feed them us as soon as the leaves appear, which is often very early in the season, February even. OR, put a granular type food on in autumn when the roots begin to grow.

White fly

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:46

Pleasure.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:43

I was travel sick,that got me into gardening.

Waterbutt

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:37

The green is algae, the froth is from that and yes it is safe to use on plants, just don't drink it. Simple in a way, if the water smells ok, or has no scent then it is usable.

White fly

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:35

It is only that our Hellebores are covered in these tiny white skins and the really do look like white fly, but aphid skin is what they are.

 

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