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sweet peas

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:33

I'd agree with Ladybird - far too many plants in your pot, which means a lot of competition for nutrients.

You really shouldn't need to water every day either - even in a pot, and even if it's been dry. Always check how damp the compost is before watering. If you stick your finger in and it's only the top inch or so that's dry, then they should be fine for another day or two. 

I think it could be a combination of things preventing flowering, but it's hard to be specific  


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:27

I think I'm safest with the broken arm...

Ooh - couldn't drive then...ehhh, the Batman suit...

Notice I'm avoiding the other bit.... 

Fidget - is that all? Lazy mare...

Know what you mean though. Glad I don't have to worry about any of that. I stop and start when I want, and as often as I want  


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:57

Oh - your post wasn't there when I said I'd have all of it M.Up... I was referring to the food, not the 'other' things you mentioned...  

Flowers / buds turning brown before even opening

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:54

Think your clematis is more likely to be too dry Hefty. It seems very near the wall and that means it will get less water anyway. It doesn't look like a very mature plant either which won't help if it's under any stress. You'll also need a proper structure for it to climb on - trellis, or wires securely attached to the wall in a grid. 

I'd tidy it up - remove all the dead stuff, cut it back to a pair of buds, and give it a good watering. It should perk up, unless there are other issues nearby that aren't obvious from the photo  

Buddleia from the flames

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:49

In a word - yes. I'd move it now. 

Water it well. Might be best to cut it back though - it'll be less stressed, and it will also help it to stay upright if it's windy!  

They're shallow rooted and tend to suffer from wind rock. More in winter weather certainly, but a newly transplanted one could also get uprooted a bit.  Depends how small it is of course.


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:45

That'll do me M.Up - all of it   

What will everyone else have though? ...   

I think so many of those A&E stories must be fantastic. Biting your tongue and keeping a straight face must be very tricky! Didn't someone write a book recently about their experiences?

I ache all over. Would have been easier doing a couple of hills today  

Hot shower perhaps. Came in just in time - raining now. That'll give the gravel a little wash  

Moving mature plants

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:38

You've nothing to lose - so it's always worth doing.

I've moved plants at all sorts of 'wrong' times and never lost one. Taking time to prepare the new hole and then plenty of aftercare is a must. I know it seems brutal to cut it back, but it will struggle otherwise. Make sure to put it somewhere out of the sun and that will also help it's recovery.

Good luck! 

A bit different...

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:25

Ooh - I thought she meant to grow them....perhaps I've got it wrong...

Mystery plant, help needed please!

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:24

Unfortunately, some of the tall buttercups also look very much like that 


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:20

Yes Hosta - get the fire extinguisher you cheeky devil  

Brilliant stories! People are hideous.  Daughter works part time in Asda. The stories are great, but it beggars belief sometimes. The woman who works in customer services must have the patience of a saint. Well to do area, but no prizes for guessing who the worst customers are...

I've done my fair share. In fact - I've done all the 'bad' jobs - children, animals and the general public. I expect you can guess which was the worst. 

Dove - I went out....can you keep them till next weekend for me? 

Had enough for today. One bag of gravel emptied but the other is for down the side of the house and along the front of the 'stension. I still have work to do there - lifting turf and laying slabs so that won't happen anytime soon. Been constructing the new bed edging - concreting little posts in for the timber and attaching it.  Why do these jobs take so long, yet look as if you've done b****r all? 

Anyone got any cake? I'm fairly sure I deserve it  

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