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Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:14

I've never tried growing a potentilla in a pot omm. I think that might be the issue - it needs to be in open ground. Not sure, but if it's in a pot it would probably need to be quite a big one for it to get a decent root system and support for the top growth.

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:11

They'll seed LB but if you want to keep them under control take the flowerheads off before they set any seed. You'll have to be vigilant -it happens very quickly!

climbing rose problem

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:03

Isn't this a great forum Lindylou? 

Where else you can get first hand knowledge and experience at the click of a mouse 

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:56

Not found them to be invasive here Verd. Perhaps it depends on soil type. Wet and clay up here which normally suits them too. 

Plant id please.

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:54

Needs a bit of dampness to do it's thing but it's very useful in awkward spots and great for bees when it flowers 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:50

It's ok Verd-  I'll hold back the plague of locusts/slugs/vultures for now....

I potted up some big foxglove plugs the other day chicky. I swear they've grown tons already. Looking forward to getting them out later on in the year 

Everything growing lots with all the rain. My grass looks quite good considering how bad it was when I moved here. Sweet peas are a bit behind as I was late getting them in but they'll catch up.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:36

Was thinking that myself a while ago Verd. He's not been on for ages. Hope he's ok 

Not broomsticks - the skeletons of those wot's dun me wrong....

Have a good day MrsG and others who are off 'coffee-housing' for the day 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:03

I don't want his germs fidget.... Weather's to be a bit changeable here, but that's normal for June- well for anytime here really...

Dove - I had a quick look at my cctv coverage from early morning and there was a huge snail making his way across the grass. We think they're slow....not really! 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:46
Verdun wrote (see)

Hope everybody has god day 


well it is Sunday Verd....

I'd get my coat ...but it's sunny so I don't need it 




Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:44

That wouldn't be a bad idea janet. It will allow air to get into the roots which will help it spring back to life in no time. If it hasn't had any kind of feed (I'm assuming not, since it's only a year old)  you could give it that in  a week or two when it shows some life. Make sure it gets watered in well though. A liquid seaweed feed might be the best idea  

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