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Hebe Help!!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:05

I have about 12 different ones in my garden and I'm on clay soil. They all do very well even the one in the bed that gets flooded after heavy rain, although that one must be 20 years old, so it's got used to it. The only one that hasn't flowered yet is Black Knight, but that's only been in 2 years and grown from a cutting, so no very big. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though as it's a late flowering one. So I suggest anyone with clay soils put some grit in the hole when planting. But I love this family of shrubs. Something for any place, Some grow tall , some short, spreading or upright , even some suitable for rockeries. With flowers that go on and on, what more could you ask for?

scilla peruviana

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:03

Eventually I've done as you suggested. there was one very large bulb in the centre and 6 others around it. After pulling them apart I've put the big one on it's own in a pot with new compost and the others all a 13inch pot together until they mature enough to flower. I gave everything a good liquid feed, like I do with my Lilies in pots after they've flowered. Fingers  crossed I may get one to flower next year.

Garden Birds

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:28

Yes I agree VS . I have 5 empty water butts as it hasn't rained since 7th June. We have stuff in the greenhouse and about 40 planters to water, that's without the borders being so dry. I've taken to standing a bucket in the shower with me to catch the spray, Each time rain is forecast we miss it. Lots forecast for Essex tomorrow, but will we miss it again? I hope not

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 22:11

I've heard of people using carpet offcuts. As long as the water can soak through, but a certain amount would hold in to keep the soil moist. Not tried it myself though so don't know how successful it is.

scilla peruviana

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:04

Had this given to me 4 years ago with a beautiful flower on it. Have nurtured it since in a pot but never another bloom. From the leaves it looks as if it has made several small plants instead of one big bunch of leaves together. What should I do with it?

Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:24

Yes that's exactly what it looks like. I'll remove all problem flowers and hope to catch it in time. Thank you

unknown plant

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:22

My Viburnums don't suffer with those beetles either. Perhaps they haven't discovered some plants yet!

Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:50

Some of my day lilies have flower buds that don't open and they just look fat and rounded, with a strange coloration. Any ideas what it is?

unknown plant

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:45

Yes I would agree. I've got some coming up away from the original plant. Maybe from the roots of self set from the berries.

Talkback: Garden pests

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:36

I know how frustrating it seems when things get eaten. Half my runner plants have disappeared. My beetroot were up to about 2inches high yesterday but today have all vanished, a whole row of them! So today I did what Monty suggested, and lifted every pot on the patio next to the veg plot to search for slugs and snails. From a total of 25 pots I collected so many that after 40 I stopped counting! From giant 5inch long green slugs to the tiny grey ones, I was amazed. Obviously there are probably just as many in the soil of the veg plot, but at least I feel I've done something towards protecting what's left. Was going to order some nematodes but when I saw the price I thought I may as well buy veg from the supermarket instead of growing it!

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