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Latest posts by Leggi

Lily beetle

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 20:27

Using a spray of Vegetable Oil has worked for me this year.

ID Request

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 19:50

Salvia Guaranitica 'Black and Blue'?

If not I think it's some other kind of Salvia (Sage).

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 19:16

Rainy here, had a dryish spell this afternoon though.

Hurry up jet stream and bugger off.

Golden rule

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 18:31

Some plants like to be pruned before winter but there are others that need the old foilage to give the roots a little protection from bad weather that like to be cut down in spring. Not all plants like to be cut back the same amount either, and you need to (probably only general rule I know) always cut back to something, ie new growth, new stem, first buds etc.

The best thing for you to do to avoid any disappointment is to learn about the plants individually, there are plenty of places online you can look up how to care for each plant as well many people on here with a huge amount of knowledge.


Posted: 18/07/2012 at 18:04

Thanks for that David I'll try to get to my local centre this week. I need to re-stock on sweet peas and veggies.

My OH won't be impressed though as I spend enough time looking at the seed stands as it is!

Is there anything that can go in now for an autumn crop ?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 16:00

Depends how much space you have really. I've just been given an allotment and my first crops going in will be plants to improve and break up the soil, like buckwheat or rye grass. You can however grow onions, garlic and some brassicas over winter. (I don't know which exact varieties but hopefuly someone on here will point us both in the right direction).

July in the garden!!

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 15:12

Yarrow: I have done both with my Geums, last year I took the flower stems off completely and then it didn't flower again. This year I've found just snipping below the flower head and leaving the stems on the plants to be a lot more successful, often the new flower heads are just tiny little buds on the stem about an inch or so below the spent flower head.

Have you tried growing any from seed? I'm tempted to leave a few flower heads to go to seed as they are supposed to come true, I really love Geums and think they're a little over looked.

I've just had a look at photos of Geum Prinses Juliana, and it's the same flower as the one I mentioned earlier but was sold to me as Totally Tangerine, I had wondered what its proper name was, so many thanks!

July in the garden!!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 21:11

@Gardeningfanatic I should have googled Monarda Cambridge Scarlet before I replied to you, yes it does look like it's the same plant you first suggested.

Bit silly some of these plants have so many names.

@Dean your veggies look delicious!

Glut of apples

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 17:19

Damn I was hoping this mysterious post would have been cleared up by now!

Come back Hudson Belle!

Can anyone name this please

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 17:15

Jerusalem Sage.

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