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Is it wild phlox?

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 22:00

Dovefromabove, I got mine from seedaholic via ebay. I was very impressed with the cost, their speed of delivery, information & most importantly how well the seeds germinated. Like I said I didn't even read the sowing instructions and they still came up. I've got loads of them- the white variety. Good luck with yours. Brilliant advice about the seeds too.

When would be the best time to plant them out?

Robot- I thought I could tell he was a brilliant dog. The rescues & strays are always the best, so loyal and great friends. Sounds like you found each other

powdery mildew biological control

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 21:50

Full fat it is then


Posted: 19/06/2012 at 21:48

Mine also have this on them- but I haven't bothered doing anything about it.From the post on here, I'm assuming that rust doesn't harm the plant or flowers just makes it look a bit bald? Which I can live with.

Alina- I'm interested in what you said about it's the cost of living somewhere with clean air. What's your thinking behind this?

Talkback: Growing lupins

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 21:37

Agree with both of the above, but I love seeing the bees on them

powdery mildew biological control

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 21:28

I probably foolishly bought 2 white lupins at my market today which look as if they have powdery mildew on them. I have cut off the affected leaves and binned them.

Looking around tonight I have found this natural remedy-

Diluted whole milk with water - 6:1 ratio,spraying twice 2 days apart.

I have no idea if it works but on the forum that I found this advice they said it did.

I will give it ago, for me if it doesn't work I will bin the plants and grow from seed, which is what I was planning to do anyway.


Early sown biennials

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 20:33


I was much too eager this year and sowed  some biennials  early. I  have a lovely batch of forget me nots sowed end of  Feb, plants look healthy and will need potting on soon. Same goes for wall flowers which I have planted out today as they were pot bound and starting to struggle

The forget me nots haven't flowered but I do lack the space to keep potting on. I have a small woodland area of the garden and want to plant them there, bit concerned as when they should be flowering the would be more light than there is now.

Should I just plant them out or wait til end of Summer/Autumn?The forget me nots that I have in the garden have obviously died back now.Didn't realise I had so many before I sowed the seeds

Any advice? Don't want to waste the plants that I have grown from seed all be it too early.



Where have all the birds gone?

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 20:09

I think Lorelie is right- Springwatch mentioned this- birds moult at this time of year and are bit quieter around this time. I too have noticed that there is a lot less bird activity in my garden even though the food is still out.

Is everyone else's plants very late this year?

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 19:59

Me too, I have a lot of green with a promise of flowers but it's getting there

Gobbledy goop

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:37

Hi Bob, thanks for your reply. I do use Windows so Notepad is an option.

I was just having a moan, as I was trying to reply to a post using quotes made on this site.  I was using the quote button on here, which when I was typing look fine, just annoyed me as I was trying to add to a discussion that what was already ongoing.I had spent some time typing my response.

I'm with you on the edit



Is it wild phlox?

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:10

Robot- forgot to say lovely dog

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