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NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:30

A poor show in my snow flattened garden here in the east Mids I'm afraid. One red pulsatilla and a few Geum Prinses Juliana........oh and a few cyclamen. Snowdrops coming up nicely which is good as I've transplanted them last year.

Echinacea problem

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:53

thankyou all - I've learnt something new - again!

Echinacea problem

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:03

Ok - by now it's mellowed a bit so it shouldn't happen again? I forgot to mention that I moved the two original plants (that the RHS replaced) to the other side of my garden and one recovered and has grown healthy. 

I shall be much more careful with many ring in future!

thanks all for your help



Echinacea problem

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:38

I added 'well rotted' manure (bagged from the garden centre) along with compost (bagged etc etc) and top soil (bagged etc) to the existing soil and sand base (it used to be a block paved patio in that area) only weed treatment has been spot treatment using that gel but well away from the plant. 

This area is a large new flower bed with all new plants so I'm happy to accept advice - I thought feeding would be good in the first year - perhaps I've overdone it? However nothing else is fact I've been pleased with the health of the plants.

One thing I've not done is test the PH level??


Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:53

It was fed with Miraclegrow on a weekly basis....occasionally skipped a week! Everything else was fed at same time and nothing else is vaguely troubled! 


Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:53

Thanks - No they are outdoors in full sun for vast percentage of the day which is the recommended growing situation.

wouldnt mould/mildew mean a soft presentation? I've had it on other plants and they've never gotten brittle like these.

Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:56

I bought 3 echinacea 'sundown' from the RHS in spring. Two were replaced by them as they'd blackened and failed to take hold. They grew fine until about a month or so ago then I noticed the leaves were 'silvering' and were crisp and brittle to the touch. Does anyone on here recognise it as the RHS customer services say their experts don't know what it is and have refunded me for two plants. I suspect they aren't that bothered!!?



Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:54

Italophile - sorry for delay but I'm also not getting notified of replies to my posts/comments so I need to check this out.

Its the suckers I've allowed to grow??? I've been told they are side shoots???



Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:37

Italophile - I allowed the first 2 side shoots PLUS the main stem to develop and pinched out all side shoots thereafter.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:23

The candelabra primulas like that location and rodgersia is fond of a damp spot!

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Echinacea problem

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