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Latest posts by happycottontail

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:31

We shall just have to await a visit from those who are wiser and more knowledgeable than us, V S  

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:13

I have some beautiful purple Raven pentstemons, but all the flowers are covered with a dusty white deposit.  It's definitely not mildew.  What causes this, and will it go away eventually?  I have some other pink penstemons and they aren't affected.

Thinning out and transplanting annual flower seedlings

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:52

Has anyone experience of thinning out and transplanting love in a mist and eschscholzia (Californian poppy) seedlings?  This year was my first attempt at direct sowing, so I followed Monty's advice and popped them into the flowing lines that I had drawn in the flower bed.  However, they are quite big now and are very close together.  Any advice gratefully received!


My latest post - now you see it, now you don't

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:11

On 15th June I added a post to a thread started 2 days previously.  When I click on this thread, my post is clearly visible.  But in my list of followed threads the "latest post" should be mine, but instead it is given as the one before mine.  What is going on? 

Also, if I click on the Latest Posts list, it's not there either.

Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:48


Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:52

Didn't Perennial have a Plant Creche there?  They do at lots of shows.  For a small donation to the Gardener's charity, you can leave your trolley there and keep coming back to fill it with plants, saving you the inconvenience of trying to steer it round people, which often slows you down a lot.  For those who don't know, if you are happy to help staff a Perennial Plant Creche for a couple of hours, you will be given a free ticket to that show.  I know they were recently looking for more volunteers for their Hampton Court Plant Creche.  Contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Garnet via Twitter @act4perennial or 07717 727213 for more details. July 8-13.  If you are on Facebook you can have a look at their page:  Perennial GrbsHelper

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:43

I've opened up some of the buds and there is a sort of inanimate little larva inside.  Any ideas on how I can stop this happening?

Help! I'm being attacked!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:39

Can anyone recommend some thornproof long sleeved gloves that will save my arms from being shredded when I'm tying up my extremely exuberant climbing roses?

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 22:10

Bumpety bump!

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:04



Discussions started by happycottontail

Overwintering begonia tubers

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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 17:43

New bulb storage

In the dark or light? 
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Last Post: 29/10/2015 at 18:36

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
Replies: 65    Views: 1670
Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

Replies: 4    Views: 253
Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

Replies: 16    Views: 581
Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
Replies: 1    Views: 335
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
Replies: 11    Views: 716
Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Replies: 42    Views: 1524
Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
Replies: 14    Views: 1490
Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 11:13

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Replies: 23    Views: 3633
Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
Replies: 14    Views: 1071
Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

Replies: 2    Views: 452
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

Replies: 2    Views: 372
Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20
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