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Hints on growing Dianthus, please

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:04

Verdun 

Hints on growing Dianthus, please

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:34

Thanks everyone.  I will get some grit and mushroom compost!

Verdun, can I use mushroom compost when planting any other shrubs or plants, or is it best used just as a mulch?  

Hints on growing Dianthus, please

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 15:30

Last year I planted some Dianthus "Memories".  They flowered well, but then the stems started going white and the leaves shrivelled.  So i cut them back, but although they had a second flush, the flowers were rather tatty.  This spring they still looked awful so I've got rid of them.

I believe they prefer chalky soil, whereas mine is clay.  I have just bought some of the Gran's Favourite variety.  How can i improve their chances of survival?

Thanks in advance,

Happy

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 21:19

Thanks Rainbowfish

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:16

Thanks Aster2, I will have a look at that.

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 11:01

Sorry, I put this in the wrong part of the forum.  I've now pasted it into the Plants section of the forum, but can't seem to delete this one.

Please could you post any replies to  the discussion in the Plants section - thank you.

Happy

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:51

I already have some upright lavender Hidcote in a narrow bed, which is great.  But there's another area of the garden next to the patio where I would like to plant some looser, more sprawling lavender. This area only has about an 8" depth of soil, but I guess this should be enough. It gets sun all day. Which lavenders would you recommend?

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:46

I already have some upright lavender Hidcote in a narrow bed, which is great.  But there's another area of the garden next to the patio where I would like to plant some looser, more sprawling lavender. This area only has about an 8" depth of soil, but I guess this should be enough. It gets sun all day. Which lavenders would you recommend?

Recommendations for Rose food

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:11

Thanks for all the help everyone.  I went to my local garden centre, and bearing in mind what Dave Morgan had said, bought some Toprose granules, which was the only one that mentioned extra magnesium.

 

Recommendations for Rose food

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:54

What should I be feeding my climbing roses right now?  Some are in pots and others in the ground.  Which is better, liquid feed or granules?  Is there any food that will help prevent black spot?  (For health reasons I can't use a foliar spray)

Any advice on the above would be gratefully received.  Thanks in advance!

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