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Mystery Vine

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:00

Try feeding it in the spring and watering when the weather is dry, it may flower. Will need pruning too. They often don't flower for several years when young.

sunflowers

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:58

Nature is wonderful isn't it?

Sheltering from the rain!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:57

What a lovely picture!

August replanting in terrace pot

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:54

Trailing lobelia sometimes fizzles out, especially in full sun. The fuchsia and petunias should last longer. Last year some of my petunias got straggly so I cut them back, gave them a feed and they re-grew. If they really aren't any good then see if there is anything in the garden centre.

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:49

That is what I think as well. Mine are in the ground, have been fed and regularly watered, they are huge. I don't think those pots are big enough either.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:46

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/88216.jpg?width=284&height=350&mode=max

 

I've really tried to take photos of birds on the feeders and never managed it, they all fly away.

This is the sky last night preparing for the storms we had in the night. It had been blue sky 32°.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 17:51

We had thunderstorms in the night, woke me up, so no watering here either.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 16:30

Phew! Family all gone. Seems very quiet. Am knackered.

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 08:31

I completely agree with Fairygirl.

I have 6 honeysuckles, all in the ground, all in part shade, all tied to strong wires attached to walls. 2 are Hallianas, they are very vigorous, grow way taller than me. I cut them right down last winter because wild ivy started growing in them and was trying to take over the wall. I wanted to remove the ivy, not an easy job. Now the honeysuckle has already grown taller than me again. The supports you have shown will not be strong enough in the future.

Honeysuckle is a vigorous woodland plant, may be OK for a couple of years in a pot then will want to be planted in the earth.

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:55

There are different varieties of Rosemary, some not very hardy. Mine is hardy and I've had it for years. It got very big after about 15 years, I took several cuttings a few years ago and replanted them, now it's big again. It hates too much wet if we have a wet cold winter, recovers though.

Rosemary beetle eats the leaves, doesn't make them change colour and they only eat them in late summer when they lay their eggs, then the grubs eat them and so do the beetles during winter. But the beetles don't eat during the summer.

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