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chelsea-chopping-rudbeckias

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 12:41

Thanks for providing that enlightenment "Dovefromabove" - you've saved me a lengthy screed !

chelsea-chopping-rudbeckias

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 12:17

Thanks Verdun.  I grow the Goldsturm in another part of the border and it's brilliant - don't need to do anything to it.  Thought I'd try this Rudbeckia Laciniata Goldquelle as I wanted another yellow perennial.  I tried a Helenium, which just fell over, as did a Helianthus.  Must say, it's quite difficult finding a chosen colour with the right height and habit, without the need for staking.

chelsea-chopping-rudbeckias

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:36

Good thinking nutcutlet !  

chelsea-chopping-rudbeckias

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:24

Thanks folks.  One good thing about this rudbeckia is that I can look it straight in the eye !   And another is that we're having winds and rain at the moment and it's still standing tall with no staking.  Will have a go with a "chelsea chop" next June.

chelsea-chopping-rudbeckias

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 01:06

Does anyone know whether rudbeckia goldquelle (the yellow pompom type) responds to "chelsea chopping" in June.  Cutting back like this works well on plants like the border phlox to make them more compact, but my rudbeckia has reached 5 feet tall ! 

Ants in the lawn

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 11:18

Thanks for all the input folks.  Think I'll try the Anstop on a border plant next.  If anyone has trouble with ants in tomato pots in the greenhouse, I think I've solved the problem there by standing the pots on plantpot saucers - so they can't burrow up into the bottom of the pot.  It also enables you to see when you've given them enough water.

Ants in the lawn

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 11:07

Sounds great stuff Tim.   When the Anstop is mixed with water, would you know if it's safe to literally water plants with it ?   I've had a number of plants that have been mounded up with soil by ants in the roots.  They can eventually kill or severely affect the plant.

Holes in pond lily leaves

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 12:32

Wildlife is thriving - but there's about 4 inches of silt in the bottom.  I've rigged up a kind of dome over the head of the pond vac to stop small fry and newts being sucked up.   Do you have a wildlife pond then ?

Holes in pond lily leaves

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 14:44

You cut them off and destroy them to try to reduce the bug population, as the leaves go quite yellow and hole-riddled !    Mind you, hoovering is a good idea - with the pond vac ! ! 

Holes in pond lily leaves

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:43

Does anyone know how to stop bugs eating the leaves of pond lilies ?  I'll finish up with no leaves if I cut off all the affected ones.      And the fish don't seem to keep on top of it !

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chelsea-chopping-rudbeckias

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Holes in pond lily leaves

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Hardy fuschias

Does anyone know why my hardy fuschia magellanica variegata, which survives the winter in its pot on the patio, but won't seem to grow. The little red shoots are still (in June) only an inch long despite dressing the surface with fresh compost and growmo 
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