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Do Lupins

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:30

Like many plants, they send up further smaller spikes, so if you deadhead the main ones once they're over,  the plant puts it's energy into the smaller ones and gives you a second display 

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:15

That's a pity Verd. I  had the same issue with the geraniums I bought from Jackson's a couple of months back. They should be renardii ( white with a fine purple veining ) for my white border funnily enough, but are clearly not as they're a pastel lilac/pink which is a colour I really hate.  They will have to go!

I can't reach most of the spent flowers on this white buddleia.  I didn't bother pruning in spring since it was going to be coming out, and I also  had other priorities. Serves me right! 

Can u actually create a poisonous liquid fertilizer

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:07

Not sure of the ins and outs Stan, but any liquid feed made from vegetable matter - like comfrey or nettles -  needs diluting by about ten to one, so whatever you've produced is probably way too strong to use directly, especially if you've added another liquid feed as well!  I presume it's a tomato food or similar, which would also get heavily diluted before use. 

Someone else more knowledgeable will be able to advise further 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:57

Knew you'd turn up soon to advise, Verd 

I always think  powdery mildew only affects foliage, so interesting to hear it can be on the trunk/branches of shrubs and plants too. 


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:51

MrsG - the pix of your garden are always lovely, so the comments are well deserved even if hubby was feeding them the line 

Glad you had a good night. 

We got all your rain...would you like it? I'm bored with it now...


Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:44

art - you'd be up there with Dame Judi! 

I know there were lots of you involved nut - not least yourself and chicky, moving plants to various meeting points, and all the people producing cuttings and growing on plants - the list is very long  

Aren't gardeners just damn good people? 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:39

rosemummy - there are great people here. I have personal experience of the support in difficult times and I get annoyed when anyone  thinks there are cliques or people with ulterior motives. I've often been moved to tears by the kind words of members here, and not just when I've been on the receiving end. We may not always agree, but if we all treat each other with respect, it can be a wonderful advert for the forum in particular, and for the often maligned internet in general. 


White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:28

Perki - I think that's why foliage is so important. It also depends on the type of flowers used. Tall, airy 'summery' flowers can easily get damaged by wet weather - even in summer - unless they're carefully supported so a good structure of shrubs and other sturdier plants can really help. it can happen with any colour scheme though. I know what you mean about the white buddleia.  I have a huge one which has to be moved, but I've put it off to let the bees and butterflies get the benefit. The heads look pretty scruffy when they've gone over! 


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:22

You just reminded me KEF- meant to say to David S to put his lovely  pix on the Garden Gallery thread so that lots more people will see them 

AWB's fungi reminded me of one of those little pattie pan squashes 

Best not to eat though....

Re the thread you're talking about BL - it was all a bit strange, and I think some people were left quite confused and hurt by it.

lawn help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:15

Frank/Dad - it's because someone posted on it in the morning so it got bumped up on the  first page of threads. 

Hope all goes well with your op. Will be thinking of you. Take care of yourself xxx   

WM - I know this type of situation meant you got useful info, but if you need help  with your grass - or anything else - start a thread and you'll get loads of answers and advice. There's always lots of grass queries, so if you don't want to start a new thread, you can also use the search facility at the top of the page (type in 'grass problems' or 'lawns' or something similar) and that will bring up previous discussions on the subject. Hope that's of some help 

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