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Fertiliser

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:29
I shall give my potted agapanthus one more feed. It definitely improves the quality of the flowers the following year. They were wonderful this year!

Worst year for rust

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:15
I have noticed that some varieties of fuchsia seem to be badly affected by rust, whilst others are still beautifully green and flowering their heads off. I'm going to collect up as many affected leaves as I can and then spray with a fungicide as a protection next year - rather than use it when the problem's already there.

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 15:59

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58278.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 A picture of "the corner" for star gaze lily. As I said, it's not looking its best and we've just ordered a 4m roll of brushwood thatch from primrose.co.uk to replace the roofing. Yes, it is resting on a light framework - a few strategically placed pieces. The thatch is wired to it in a few places to hold it secure. Hope this helps.

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:40
Thanks, star gaze lily. Yes, my OH put the roof over the trellises two years ago. It was previously quite dangerous to sit there on the bench under the trees......pigeons...need I say more? The only problem now is that the birds love to shred the roofing for their nests. So another trip to Argos to buy another roll is imminent.

Rude but funny.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:54

Can't think of an egg joke at the moment....you'll have to white a minute.

This really cheers me up!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:40
Salino : this is Miscanthus Ferner Osten (I posted a photo on a recent thread...let me know if you can't find it.)

Identification please

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:43
Thank you, nutcutlet. I'm off to find out about them...

This really cheers me up!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:55

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57528.jpg?width=280&height=350&mode=max

 I can't  cheat and add it to the "Star of your garden" thread - because it's last year's photo...but it's pouring with rain outside and I thought I would cheer myself up by looking at "old" photos...I love this one of my back garden. Do you have favourites too?

Identification please

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:04

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57524.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 I saw these lovely plants in Abbey Gardens, Winchester last week. I'd love some! Can someone tell me what they are please.

Help with fuchsias please

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:48
Thanks for the info, Shrinking Violet......I think I'll try a preventative systemic insecticide next year. I felt I had lost quite a few flowers by cutting off affected shoots this year.

Discussions started by Berkley

Where would you put them?

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Bulbs - is it my imagination?

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A silly question about sweet peas

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Why does my clematis do this?

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Ornamental grasses

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To pinch out or not pinch out?

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Will my pelargoniums be OK?

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OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

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What could I choose?

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My Christmas present (gardening) list

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This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Identification please

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I warned my magnolia....

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Should my crab apple look like this?

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Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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