Chrissy the gardener


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Blueberries not pollinating

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 13:10

Yes they are in ericaceous compost and in pots I top dress them in early spring and feed them with liquid seaweed through the growing period. I would plant them in the ground but my soil is very alkaline.

Blueberries not pollinating

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 11:05

Just took some photos for you to see, they are in the sun in the morning and all afternoon will be in shade.--------




Hope this will work for you but of course you will have to wait until next year for more fruit.

Blueberries not pollinating

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 10:51

I used to keep mine in full sun until I read somewhere that they are better in partial shade so moved them and this year got the best crop yet.

Canna lily

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 08:50

I live in the southwest and I have tried both methods, the ones in the garden did not survive the winter so I put mine in the summerhouse for the winter.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 06:32

Lovely pictures so I thought I would add some ----



This is the best year for my clemetis.



this was plan b for the flowers in the heads, I couldn't  find any blue Torenia which I usually use at the time of planting but I think I prefer the  calobrachio.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 11:33

Thanks Hosta


mine have already got pitchers on it but is has been living in a very warm utility


might be brave and try mine outside.

what is this flowering shrub?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 09:30

I think it' a  Philadelphus, not sure which one.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 07:47

Love the Saracena Hosta, I've not long acquired one of these albeit a different colour but I love it.


Is yours planted straight into the ground or is it in a pot?


Does it stay outside all year.?

hydrangea problems

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 08:00

If they are in pots could you not move them into a shadier area ?


Blue flowering Hydrangeas need an acid soil to grow in or else they will change colour. What compost did you use to pot them up in ?


If you didn't use ericacaious compost you could try keeping the colour blue by feeding regularly with ericacaious feed and Hydrangea colourant.

Purchased Small Bonsai Tree

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 07:51

Oh how I love predictive text !!!😡

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