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garlick

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:52

I've never grown elephant garlic, only the more usual types.  However this link might be helpful https://www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/Information/ElephantGarlic.html .

I think I'd have a go at planting them - what have you got to lose? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:37

Chuckles here too 

Wilting Dahlia

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:13

Blooms on Passion Flower

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:55

That appears to me to be a lot of flowers on a young plant - as Hortum says it may well be shedding them because it just can't cope.  

I'd give it a couple of buckets full of water, even if you've had he rain that we've had this afternoon. 

 If it was only planted last August it's roots won't be a long way down yet, and the ground has been quite dry and the sun has been quite strong and your plant has a lot of leaf area to  transpire in the heat.  

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:05

I've not grown red currants, but my instinct says a bit of  Fish Blood and Bone if you've not given it any, and a mulch of good garden compost or well-rotted farmyard manure in the autumn and keep an eye out for frosts at flowering time next spring.

Maybe someone else will have something else to suggest ?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:02

Yep.  The thing is here because we've got two rivers converging in the city the storms always seem to go around in circles - just as you think it's gone away it comes back again. 

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:00

Well, that's clear anyway 

Maybe it's just been getting it's roots down    We did have some frosts around flowering time - I had to fleece my gooseberries - maybe yours got caught? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:56

Ooooooooooooooh!  That thunder was a bit big!!!

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:54

A neighbour when I lived elsewhere had just such a wall in a teeny garden - she painted a mural of a lake, with a tree and rock fringed lakeside  and boats on the water - it sounds kitsch but it gave that little patch such light - she trained clematis up over where she'd painted the trees and grew lilies in pots in front of it and it worked really well.  We would sit out there for our morning coffee gazing across the lake to the far shores - it looked a bit like Lake Como 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:43

Of course not Clari - whatever gave you that idea????????? 

 

I've just had to come in from the terrace - the rain was diluting the gin 

 

Thunder and lightening too, so OH took the parasol down and we had to come in 

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