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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:43

 

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Fairygirl, I'm the wrong side of 50 

 

So am I!  

and getting very close to next number too 

Vine Weevil

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:41

Verd's said everything I was going to say, but I'd agree with Tetley - I think heavier soil is better for preventing attacks.  I definitely have some vine weevils in this garden but my Heucheras seem untouched.

Stainless Steel

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:38

 

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

but SS certainly doesn't hold onto clay soil the way non SS spades do.

 

Mine does Hosta...

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:37

I passed Firkin Point on Friday Hosta...

You're almost getting the hang of that quote thing now  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:34

Lots of lovely colour still in your gardens Verd and W'song 

Took a few earlier from the back door.

Lots of evergreens and foliage in mine - planted specifically with long wet, dull winter days in mind :

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1186_zpssbsqj0nk.jpg

 wonder if those sweet peas will flower....

A few annuals still going :

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1183_zpsok6kqdev.jpg

and the spiders have been busy    

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1181_zpsa0x9x85j.jpg

 

 

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:20

That could be the one Jo 

motivation

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:19

I'm just having breakfast....

I'd give it an hour or two Hosta and KEF - just to be on the safe side 

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:17

Hosta - you could have had a sponsored 'walk' of your own  

 

motivation

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:06

I've still got my jammies on 

On the plus side - the sun's starting to come through - hurray!

Azalea - yellowing leaves

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:05

Hi Possum, they do drop some leaves, as do Rhodies. What's the soil like where it's planted? They like a bit of damp - don't do so well if the soil dries out. Has it been markedly worse this year?

The grubs of vine weevil are the usual issue for plants of any kind - most healthy rhodies and azaleas will shrug off the adult damage, so it's just a bit unsightly, but the grubs are a different matter altogether.

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