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Posted: 15/08/2013 at 06:37

They may be suffering from the dry conditions we've had this year.  On the other hand, I know they're not keen on being disturbed, but now might be the time to split and divide - they've been there quite a while and will have exhausted the soil around them, and some of the rootmass must be quite old.  It sounds like a big job if it's growing amongst rocks - good luck.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 06:27

Good morning folks - it's drizzling at the moment here in Norfolk.  We've been promised rain later, which we could do with - but I think it'll be dry-ish until late afternoon.  That'll give OH a chance to hang the washing out and get it dry - hopefully!  

Good luck with the nerve block Maud - that should give you a lot of relief.  Fingers crossed for you next Wednesday.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 06:19

Grow some nasturtiums nearby, the cabbage white butterflies love them and will lay their eggs on the leaves in preference to your brassicas - then if you want to, when the caterpillars are chomping through the nasturiums you can pull them out and put them on the compost heap. 


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 06:15

Picked some lovely runners for supper yesterday, and some tender buttery Swiss chard leaves.  While I was picking them I noticed the first of my autumn raspberries had ripened - not enough for a meal but enough for a Gardener's Perk 

There were enough perpetual strawberries ripe to tempt us to get some ice cream out of the freezer to go with them.  I do recommend these Mara de bois perpetual strawberries - they've been fruiting all summer.  We get enough for the two of us to have strawberries with our cereal for breakfast, or with some icecream for supper at least 3 times a week, and it's been like that since June   

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 06:07

Verdun - I have one canna which has been part of a planted tub on the front porch - not a big plant, just about 2' tall.  As you know I don't have a greenhouse - when it's time to overwinter my canna, will it be ok left in the pot of compost, allowed to dry out and then moved into the usually frost-free garage, or should I take it out of the compost?


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 06:03

They can take quite a bit of pruning so don't worry about taking some of the leaves out - I take it you've taken the tips out by now?  

They're lovely tomatoes - I grew them last year and they produced well even in awful conditions outside, although they did need a big windowsill to help them to finish ripening.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 05:58

I'm on a laptop (most of the time, sometimes on an iPhone) and can get spellcheck in Word etc but not on this Forum - it doesn't bother me - I'm pretty used to proof-reading quickly and usually remember to do it when posting and my spelling's not bad.  If I forget and make a blooper we'll all have to pretend I'm having a Semi-Senior Moment 


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 22:22

I don't seem to have spell-checking 

Talkback: How to maintain your lawn

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 22:21

This is a free site - what do you think pays for it?

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 22:15

It may be that relatively newly planted plants don't have sufficient root development to service the amount of greenery that has grown above ground, particularly in hot dry conditions.  I think I'd cut the plant down by about half.

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