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Talkback: How to lift and divide hemerocallis

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 13:00

It depends on the variety, Ellen. Some are larger than others, so you will just need to watch and wait. As Verdun says, they are easy to move and virtually indestructible.



Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:26

Hello all, I've not been posting lately, been a bit busy, just got one more day at the salt mines tomorrow then off for two weeks

Cloudy but warm here.  I was hoping for a bit of sun but I think we had the best of it this morning when we went to B&Q (2 clematis for £2 each now where to put them?) and then had a walk.  I have been walking almost every day for 2 weeks now to try and get fit and help to lose weight.  It does cut into my gardening time but I need to do something badly.........

Everything is flowering madly at the moment but I have decided I need to change my front garden radically.  Anyway off to the garden now I have more weeding to do out the back.......

take care all


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:57

Sounds lovely, I'm hoping you'll post a photograph or two, Marion.

problems growing echinacea

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 06:18

Don't worry Fannyadams, mine all died too.  Out of a tray of 24 seedlings, only one has survived, and I watered from the bottom!  I have one in a pot now, which I am giving intensive care.  Luckily you can still sow this variety outside in July for flowering next year so I'm going to sow some more today.

I also sowed a tray of Rudbeckia "Cherry Brandy" and lost the lot.  I can't sow any more of those until next year, so that's that.  And I've lost more, but I won't bore you.  It's been a bad year for seedlings, I don't usually have any trouble.

Gardening Apps?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:19

Does anyone use any apps for their phone?  I use an android phone and was looking for one that I can use as an electronic journal (as I have stopped keeping a written one).   There is one but the reviews aren't great. 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:41

My goodness I confess I don't have a clue.  But it is very impressive!!!  I am at the Salt Mines tomorrow so won't get to find out for a couple of days

Missing 38 Dahlias

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:02

This is the worst year I have known for slugs eating dahlias.  I don't know what is different this year, but the beer trap isn't trapping them, copper tape around barriers isn't working very well; the slugs are rampant despite my slug hunts.  I bought a dahlia in May which I planted out, it was flowering and quite a tall plant but it was stripped within days.  I have actually bought a small glass bell cloche and am cloching it at night, otherwise any new growth is instantly stripped.  I actually saw an enormous snail a while back that had slimed over the copper tape barrier and was chomping away.  Another dahlia that I bought as a well-grown pot plant is currently suffering the attentions of our slimy friends.  Losing 38 is particularly nasty but I am not surprised.  Lets hope we have a slightly colder, drier winter this year and maybe there won't be quite so many of them next year.

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:53

I'm no expert and I'm not sure but it does look like Blossom End Rot.  It was the first think I thought of when I saw the picture.


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:09

Morning all

Been trying to catch up with everything I missed yesterday... didn't get home until after 10 last night as I had to go straight from work and pick daughter up but the coach didn't get back until just before 10.  I was falling asleep in the car waiting for her!! 

I hope you all had a good day yesterday it looks lovely outside at the moment.  In catching up it seems that I've missed a lot lately, SGLily you seem to be leaving work soon, not sure if you're retiring, taking redundancy or have won the lottery but I wish you all the best.  It seems like you're really happy and I confess I would walk out in a heartbeat if I could.  Maybe we should have a daily countdown until you finish, and then a party on the day...with cake?

Anyway time for another cup of tea then a little look at the garden before it's time to get the troops up.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 05:26

Oh dear...I wanted Holland to go through.

Morning all, hope everyone is well   I was up at 4:10 as my daughter had to get to school for a trip to London today.  So now having a cup of tea before I leave for the salt mines, apparently today is going to be a scorcher so those of you that don't have to work today enjoy your gardens and think of those of us that won't escape until about 8:30 tonight.

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