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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 16:55

I dont know. I bought it donkeys years ago,because it was dusky  pink and different to the white ones that seemed to be the only ones available then. There are about 12 of its seedlings in the same bed. The one I am digging up was a 1 yr seedling I moved two years ago, so even if I knew the name of the original, I can't call it that. I intend taking seeds off my new Ashbrook  garden hybrids, but the seedlings can't be called that because they could have cross pollinated with anything else in the vicinity.

That said, all of the dusky pink offspring are pretty similar to the parent.

Now if you want pink........

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 In John Masseys garden yesterday. i didn't take a pic of the hellebore house, I was a bit overwhelmed, like a kid in a sweetshop full of pick and mix.

Is there something up with our greengage?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 16:43

Just don't put another plum , damson, or gage there.

Help with choice of hosta

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:53

I grow Hostas by the side of the pond. I think the frogs take care of the slugs, because they all seem to be fine. some are variegated, others plain (Honeybells and Big Daddy) The same plant away from the pond gets shredded.

Aphids ... at this time of year?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:16

Aphids are quite happy to overwinter in a greenhouse. Constant vigilance and early elimination by whatever means necessary.

is it time for this to be moved??

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:14

Yes, you can grow the seeds. Wear gloves to handle or make sure you wash your hands before putting anywhere near  eyes, mouth or other mucus membrane. This was one of the earliest things I learnt in gardening, from bitter experience.

Where is the plant.? it looks poorly. It may benefit from repotting,  feeding and a warm light position.

Identification

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:07

I thought feverfew, but I wouldn't advise eating anything until it is definitely identified.!!

Is there something up with our greengage?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:05

Bark splitting on plums can be due to a bacterial canker,  or a viral infection. Either way,it is bad news, and could allow silverleaf disease in, which will kill your tree. If the leaves look to have a silver sheen on when it comes into leaf, I would dig it out and burn it. If not, your tree may live longer with the effects of the canker, but will always be sickly.

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 13:48

Feeding depends on the state of the soil to a great extent. Where i have sandy soil, the nutrients get washed out and it need fresh feed each year.  Clay patches get a lot of compost to lighten it and I only add the feed when I plant perennials, then I leave it to get on with it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 13:44

I have a seedling you can have, Mrsgarden

A new log path project

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:46

I like that too. I have same reservations about logs being slippy, as fairygirl, but as you say, the chicken wire does damage the aesthetics. You could always walk on the gravelly bit when wet.

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