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What is killing my Verburnum

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 11:07

It looks like mildew, possibly because it has been so dry. Those leaves  will probably all fall off. Give it a good drink now, and mulch, and then feed in the spring.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 11:04

Good luck DD. If you can get it cheap and bring it up to scratch you could be sitting pretty in a few years.  Do you know a good plumber?


Its wet here. I moved the banana into the greenhouse yesterday, and dropped a same size pot of bulbs into the hole. That way, I won't have to dig the hole out again next year. Although looking at the root that was escaping from the bottom of the pot, it might need a bigger pot next year anyway. I have tulips and alliums to plant, but the rest of the "hot" bed is mainly dahlias , salvias, and thunbergia which are flowering away. I am loathe to dig them out before the frost gets them.


Unilever and Tesco are just playing silly b's.  I stocked up on Persil when the big boxes were half price, and we have two jars of marmite in the cupboard.  Plenty in Morrisons anyway. They did the same thing a couple of years ago. Suddenly certain products were totally missing. I had to buy exceedingly good cakes at ASDA instead.  The jostling and posturing calms down, and normal service resumes.  Absolutely nothing to do with brexit or the pound.


Houses around here are getting "Sold" signs up  in about three weeks flat. Quite a lot of activity for the time of year. Usually the "For Sale" signs come up with the daffodils.

Overwintering Penstemon plants.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 09:08

Leave the top growth on and cut back in Spring. It is believed to protect the plant more. If you lost one lot in the ground , pot them into larger pots if pot bound, and keep sheltered and on the dryish side until Spring. Against a sheltered wall, if you haven't got a coldframe.

Your current project(s)

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 09:05

You could plant bulbs in pots now to drop into gaps in Spring.

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 22:29

I think for £450,000, we could rustle up 9 people on 50k each, all working half a day each per week.

I removed oxalis triangularis' sidebulb too early... help!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 22:26

It may be going into dormancy.  Its almost impossible to kill, it may die down but then resprout again.


Stop watering for a bit, let it die down, then after a few weeks start watering again. Don't let it get too hot if you have it indoors.

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 18:40

What are you going to call that? It looks like an edwardian ladies skirt.

foxglove seedlings

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 18:38

I would get them in now while the soil is warm.  They will carry on growing. In a pot they are likely to be rootbound by now and will slow down.

Wall defender

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:35

I would use berberis.

planting a woodland area

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:25

Don't forget the chair.

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