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Achillea

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:37

Now that I've retired I've resolved to be more consistent re dead-heading in the summer, and it's certainly paying dividends; but what about achilleas?

I've read conflicting information.  Some say deadhead them, some don't.  Some say leave the seeds for the finches; some say cut and dry the flowers for winter decorations.

Do you deadhead your achilleas?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:23

Like your Style Pdoc   I'll Council you to shop wisely at the GCs 

Grass ID

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 06:58

It looks like Carex Pendula - aka pendulous sedge - you may be interested in this recent thread - http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/removing-stubborn-ornamental-grass/440992.html 

oxalis rust

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 06:52

Hi Melanie

I'm not an intentional grower of oxalis although there is a very insistent variety that keeps appearing in my veg patch!  I'm sure that some people will be heartened to know that there is a disease that affects them.

However, I don't mean to be unkind - I can see that Oxalis Red Wine is a choice plant. 

As I said I've not grown it, but my instinct would be to cut it hard back and water it and wait for it to re-shoot.  If it's in a container I'd also re-pot with fresh compost.

Don't know what others think ............................ anyone got another idea ??? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 06:38

Good morning all  

Strange day yesterday, but the past is behind us - onwards and upwards folks!  

Glad you had a lovely day yesterday Woody 

Hope OL's packed everything she needs for Carfest 

Think some of you in northern parts are getting cooler damper weather today but apparently over here in the east we may stay sunny until later in the day.  

I'm visiting son and then on to the Aged Ps, so won't be On Board much - I'll be driving around the sunny Suffolk countryside with my top down - until the rain starts 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:41

  See you in the morning folks .............................

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:36

Doesn't anyone want to talk to a nice Italian gentleman about lawnmowers?

 http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/tools-and-techniques/orec-grh-537-vs-as-motor-531-2-cycle/443404.html 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:34

You'll have to read the Beetroot thread to find out 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:32

Black Spot

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:31

The twiggier and stickier the fuel for the bonfire the higher the proportion of potash in the ashes will be.  

The old allotmenteers in our village used to dry off their runner bean haulms and burn them on a dry winter's day along with old pea sticks etc.  

Then they'd incorporate the ash into their compost heap - fantastic for growing squashes and pumpkins on the following year.

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