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Begonias

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 21:05

Yes they will reflower, as Lyn has said. The problem if they survive frosts is that they tend to be get lanky, infested with insects and generally look bad. I would suggest if yours are lanky to cut them down to encourage bushy growth.

Fatsia Japonica

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:39

Much more expensive but far more beautiful is the Fatsia taiwania aka polycarpa 'needham form'. There are also varios varieties of Fatsia (I have collected them all)

What shrubs are these?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:37
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Variegated conifers look sad to me blairs. Sorry

 

I tend to agree, variegated palms can look even worse IMHO (and they tend to be worth a lot)

What shrubs are these?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 15:51
nutcutlet wrote (see)

The first is a rather sad looking conifer.

I think it is Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Fleckellwood, which is variegated.

What`s eating my marigolds?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 15:46

As soon as I saw the headline I thought 'slugs and snails'. Other possible is caterpillars but they seem to leave well alone.

Fatsia Japonica

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:21

Agree with the above, new growth is susceptible to a number of things but quickly grows back. Wind dessicated new growth on mine this year.

Tulips nets

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 15:47

I do not lift my Tulips and I would leave them until the leaves naturally fall off (which can be June/July), so I would not agree that it is near time to lift, if anything I would say it is not time at all as they need this time to grow energy for next spring. Those fruit nets are a good idea though.

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:37

Honestly Victoria, that is disgusting. I actually feel sick thinking about spitting and phlegm.

My enemy is lack of use oddly enough. From Oct-Apr I rarely see any neighbour in their garden, never mind using it, and most have young children. They seem mystified by the weed growth, pest problems etc in the meantime and expect their garden to look like a brochure with no maintenance or effort.  I'll say nothing about so many of them using lawn companies and not ever even cutting the grass by themselves.

Begonias

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:33

What do you mean by potting up? when restarting mine I soak the tubers, plant in compost and cover till just over the tuber.

Jacobs Ladder & Japanese Camellia

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:33

@Green Fingered Mikey - that is a great story on how we come together with a common hobby.

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