Jess is in the Garden


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Verbena B

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 15:05

Like others have said, overwatering is so easy to do...I have lost seedlings too this way, especially basil.

Nowadays I just spritz them with water from a spray can 'til soil is dampish, rather than watering with a little can. It doesn't flatten them and you don't end up drowning them either!

As for the warmth/growing slowly - yeah well, I feel cold and slow these days, so I'm not surprised the plants are showing it too 

Which geranium is this?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:16

Lovwly colour - though agree with above that without leaf it's hard to tell what you have there.

Hardy geraniums are great - so versatile. I have several cranesbill types in total shade and they are brilliant, tough little flowerers.

Also have a hardy one that is similar in colour to yours - but not yours - called Dragon's Heart - have a look at these for hardy tyes:

http://www.plantsforshade.co.uk/acatalog/Geranium.html

(a great site too for learning about different types and excellent mail order) 

I find that my various garden centres around here usually have very very few hardy types - the odd Rozanne and that's it, so I end up hunting high and low for different types!

Just found a Chocolate Candy (chocolate coloured leaves and small pale pink flowers) and a Pink Spice (purle leaves and tiny pink flowers, spreading) the other day and was dead chuffed 


 


 

 

 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:04

Thanks Fairy and Verdun (hello again V and hahaha!)

Too late to pot on now  oops...already I ground from when I recieved them.

I also put them in the ground during the lovely 10 days of actual SPRING we had back late April/early May...now long gone  

Remember Spring?

I do just about...

Hopefully they'll slowly catch up, if all else is right then, in spite of my ignorance 

 

Pruning a Photinia

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 09:59

uh-oh  so he LIED!!!! thanks Verdun - when do you prune back your Pink Marble, can I ask? mine's so pretty with new foliage at the moment that I'm reluctant to! It's only about a foot high.

Pruning a Photinia

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 19:59

Are Pink Marble Photinias as vigorous?! Man in garden ctr told me they were much smaller and could be better kept in check in a small garden - bloomi' hope he was right 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 19:57

Thanks Verdun. Ah all you people with thriving Haks  

Actualy, the ground they are in is always moist - especially recently - but never dries out. They also went into new compost mixed in with well rotted stuff too. Fresh start.

In the brief time since they've been planted, we've had a week of dry and warm weather during which I watered them additionally.

I am trying to do everything they need - honest!

 

 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:40

thanks blairs - they are both in very well-drained soil on my shadier/foresty area of the garden...I wonder, once established, if they pick up much faster in the Spring as well...

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:36

thanks obelixx - due to the rubbish Spring, they have been cold and always moist...I guess I have to be patient...do they need any special soil? Can't wait 'til mine spread a bit!

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:58

nursery, even 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:58

Has anyone else been having problems with theirs?

Got mine in a 9cm pot back in late April and planted it in free draining and moist site, a little sun but shady most of the day - the bursery sold it as plant suitable for shade. My other one is in a brighter, sunnier spot, also free-draining.

I know it has been unseasonably cold and grey, but is it normal that they still look like small, shrivelled things with only 2 teeny bright green leaves, a month on?

Am I expecting miracles, given the rubbish Spring, should I move them or give up?!

 

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