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I wish...........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:19

I'm a girl a couple of years ahead of you, and while I used to be as strong as an ox and could pitch a bale and wrangle a ram, something seems to have happened over the past few years 

I had such plans for the garden when I moved here and retired ............. then a series of injuries (back and knee) got in the way 

However, I am learning not to charge at things like a bull in  a china shop - I am doing what I used to have to do at work, and prioritise - I plan my campaign and work out what must be done now and what can wait - and I sit on the garden benches a lot and look at it all and enjoy it 



Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:09

Morning KEF (# email)   the heavens have just opened here  again!

Help with my Viburnum

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:03

I'm wondering whether it was a combination of frost and drying winds - possibly the others weren't affected because they weren't in leaf?

If it's green below the bark then it should recover - I'd give it a sprinkling of some slow-acting balanced fertiliser - I'd suggest Fish, Blood & Bone (according to the directions on the pack) and a mulching with some well-rotted farmyard manure or garden compost to make sure it has the energy to grow new leaves again - I doubt if it will flower again this year tho'

Have there been any changes in the area around it, the removal of large evergreen trees or hedges perhaps, that would have protected it in previous years?

Human irrigation system

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:37

Fingers very crossed ((hugs)) 

Help with my Viburnum

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:35

I'm afraid I'm stumped Sarah - that's a very rapid decline - I've been wracking my brain and looking stuff up but I can't think of anything that would affect it so quickly with no previous signs of anything being wrong and that wouldn't affect the plants around it.  

Whereabouts are you - did you have a severe frost?  But even then viburnums are pretty frost resistant and nothing else has been damaged 

Which viburnum is it?  I can't really tell from the pic 


Hopefully someone with some ideas will come along soon ....

Friend or Foe Part 2

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:19

My Geranium phaeum has dark markinngs on the leaves like this


and they are not as divided as the ones in the question 

Help with my Viburnum

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:15

That looks a bit drastic!!!

Are there any signs of damage to the trunk, what about the plants around it?  Are they ok? 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 06:47

Good morning Chicky 

Yes, good luck to all exam takers and their families ((hugs))

Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 06:44

  A. vulg. 'Winkey' blue and white

 These were labelled as A alpina, but I thought alpina were shorter than this

 A self-sown one  of many that appeared from out of nowhere before I planted any aquilegias in this garden -  the owner before last must have had aquilegias  - there are some other colours but they're not open yet, and neither are the Touchwoods.


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 06:11

Good morning all - more rain overnight - it's dry now but doesn't look as if it's going to stay like it - but at least the wind has dropped.  

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