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Can you identify this plant and is it ill/deficient?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 11:31

BL's right- choisyas don't need acid soil. We have neutral to slightly acidic clay up here, but it's heavy, waterlogged soil that will make them unhappy. It's a bit of a myth with rhodies, pieris etc. as well  that they need acid - they just don't like alkaline and will grow happily on neutral.

PS -It doesn't look like any choisya I've ever seen anyway!

best feed for a new lawn

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:18

Bluejan- usually you leave new grass  to establish for a while before giving it anything which is why Verdun's saying 6 months. If it's  only been sewn in May it's too early for feeding.  I'd just see that it doesn't go short of water over the summer, cut regularly (little and often, don't scalp it) and let it get it's roots down. Pick out any weeds that seed in. By autumn it will be ready to give it something extra if you want but that's a different food from the one you'd use at the start of the growing season.


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 08:28

Morning all. Lovely  here. Andy- have a  great day out, and don't be buying too many plants!

KEF lounger sounds good but I don't have one as I'm not much good at lying in the sun  - will need to do something today anyway after spending yesterday watching tennis 

Glad you're back's better BL. Don't go diving in to the weeding just yet though.

punkdoc - was the canna easy to grow from seed? Lost mine after that winter as I wasn't able to protect them well enough. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:57

Night KEF 

Have a good time Woody. Don't eat too many fish suppers 

Ggirl-  Do your strawbs always ripen with the tennis...? You must be fit to do all that and your own garden as well. 

GG- do you want to be an honorary Scot for Sunday now- I can arrange it you know....

You're half way there anyway as you're Welsh!

I will now lie down as I'm worn out. How on earth do they do it?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:33

They are rather long Tina...better than those horrible things they wore in the seventies though. Not that I was around then of course....

Fidget- hang in there! He's giving it laldy now!!

If Novak hadn't taken so long to despatch del Potro of course....what a match that was- and this is just as good!

Hope you're feeling well today 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:00

KEF- will never forget watching his Wimbledon final- it was heartbreaking. The rain did for him. What an artistic player. Liked Borg but too clinical for me. Laver was a magic player too.

I will do some proper outdoor stuff tomorrow when the laydees are on..

Have put food out for hedgehog so hope he/she turns up 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:32

I need cake to see me through the tennis. watching Novak earlier drained me and now Andy's putting me through the mill. 

Have followed the tennis off and on since the days of John Newcombe, Rod Laver et al.Was a big Nastase fan and saw him when he played at Meadowbank in Edinburgh.

I am only 27 though...honest 

KEF- you've done more today than me love!!! Put wash out - brought wash in. Reheated leftover chilli from Wed night. That's about it apart from drinking tea!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:50

Bev- good bargain. Spellcheck-  It doesn't like lots of things! Enjoy relaxing Bev- you've more than earned it 

GG- you had a great day!

I've done sod all today apart from watching the tennis -and that's exhausted me. 

And I don't care...

And I've had cake too...


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 16:55
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

When I saw the Doc about my back I said I'd put on weight and one of the things he said was "NO CAKE" -

Onward & Upward

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 16:24

How 'small' a hedge are we talking Dogbowl? There may be more choices  if you look for a shrub/tall perennial as opposed to a climber. 

Pic would be helpful if you can. 

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