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Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:49

Evening all - I'm home and bathed after a very long day, and had a cuppa so that's me sorted 

No views at top- it looked like this

 but just to prove I did it ....

 and Tufty gave me some encouragement fifteen minutes into the walk


Congrats to all the exam takers - and love to proud mum and auntie 

Now I shall look and see what mischief you've been up while I've been absent 

No Flowers, Only Green Buds

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 03:49

No problem Marilyn. I'm not usually up at this time of night - or early morning really- but I'm going walking at about 6 am and couldn't sleep! 

I'm sure your plants will be fine. Lucifer makes a great display in summer

Gardeners world last Friday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 03:40

I think Verd's right LP. There isn't  a spray or anything, it's really a case of cutting out all the affected dead stuff to let air in. Monty seemed to have a lot of other planting round the base of the big 'globes' of box. If that was me, I'd get shot of those too, lay gravel or something to keep the whole area clear and let air circulate, and then see what happened. 

No Flowers, Only Green Buds

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 03:35

I can only speak for gardens in the UK - I'm in central Scotland, Marilyn - but crocosmia is very hardy here and we wouldn't need to do anything to them over winter.They die down naturally and you can tidy the old foliage away in late winter/early spring to let the new foliage come through cleanly. 

No Flowers, Only Green Buds

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 03:28

I think what you're describing is the aftermath of flowering Marilyn. When the flowers drop, little green 'buds' are what's left. They're not flower heads, they're the seed heads  


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:16

It's called  ' a rerr terr at the ferr' clarice  

Bed for me now - will try and see you all tomorrow night if I have the energy 

Uploading pics

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:32

Friend David. Ladybird larva 

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:52

It's one of my best profiles Rich. I'm on the right by the way...

I'd just leave it till tomorrow. If that's the issue, soaking for an hour will revive it so no need to panic. You can get the planting hole sorted thoroughly with plenty of compost while it's soaking. Water it in well after replanting and mulch with more compost. As Hosta says - you may need to take the flowers off to help it along. It takes the stress away from the plant while it establishes    


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:46


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:42

It's all my fault Dove...I'm in lazy holiday mode and got carried away ....

I need an early nigtht now. Getting up at stupid o' clock to walk. Unless they're stalking tomorrow  

Oh - and if you visit Scone Palace, or just Scone, in Perthshire - remember that it's pronounced Skoon...

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