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Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:51

It may be because of it being a bare root and possibly not being in the best conditions till you 'rescued' it. I think it'll be fine. 

If it produces any new growth, that will die back anyway as the plant becomes dormant. I'm sure it'll come away again in spring at the usual time. I think the topsy turvy weather this year has created a few odd things too. Plants usually sort themselves out quite well .

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:45

You've been lucky Joyce. The only dry bit of the day here was when I was out with fairylet. It's been heavy showers since, so I've been painting indoors. 

Hope Pat is ok - that's not a great time she's had 

Fairylet treated me to lunch and we had a lovely time discussing this and that.

Lesley - not a wimp at all. I wondered where you were, but I thought you'd gone sarf and I'dmissed you saying. Hope you're feeling ok now 

Hope the back is getting better Wonks. It's very frustrating.

Feet up for me now too - with a cuppa  

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:27

They're fantastic Sheps. Love the hoverfly too. The detail's amazing - the legs in particular are incredible.

We take insects of all kind for granted I think. I find these photographs fascinating to look at  

Missed getting a walk today so I found some old ones of a walk on Buchaille Etive Beag from seven years ago

Unhappy Choisya - help needed

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:16

Are they in a soil based compost, or just multi purpose? 

Also, have they been allowed to dry out totally at any time.? Once dried out in a pot, it can be hard to get them properly moistened again. Rainwater alone is unlikely to keep them well enough watered during summer conditions too. 

If they're in a sunny sight, they may need a bit of shade. They're fine in some sun if the soil doesn't get too dry, but they get a bit anaemic otherwise. 

It could be one of a few things, so if you can rule those out, it's a start  


Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:58

Looks fine to me. Good drainage and good light are the most important things for it now. Looks nice and healthy and happy   

Old,spent potting compost.

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:16

I'll be doing likewise fidget. The rest will go on the new areas by the boundary which are still to be planted up. It's useful as a mulch for hedging too. 

What to plant around Dicentra Spectabilis

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:13

Heucheras, grasses like Hackenochloa or Bowles Golden Grass, Gaultherias, ferns, Japanese anemones, Potentillas if you have space. I grow the white one near my white Dicentra. Hydrangeas will do the same - again I have a white one behind the dicentra. 


Posted: 25/09/2016 at 11:25

Squirrels possibly.They often make little holes to bury stuff.

Sometimes birds follow them and remove the buried treasure  

Anyone know what this shrub is please?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 11:23

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 10:39

Rain back on here just now, Joyce. Very thundery too, so I expect it'll be one of those showery days. 

I have a large oblong black bucket below the outside tap. There was about an inch in there on Friday night. There's now about three or four inches. 

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