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Grrrr homebase violas

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:18

When mine go like that and they usually do eventually, I chop them right back, they come up again fine. I plant them out in the garden then.

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:16

This is my vanilla fraise today, minus one huge head that OH cut off with the mower! 

It's in its third year, second to flower.


Lupin Aphid

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:04
Fishy65 wrote (see)

It may have to come to that Lyn 

The ones that fell off were ground into the compost and sitting on the lawn holding a plant pot at eye level, the neighbours must have thought I'd finally lost it 

Now they don't only think it 

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 22:38

Have to agree with Hosta on  Drogo..

i did write quite a long piece on this but deleted it, don't want to turn Doves thread into a debate.

Lupin Aphid

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 22:33

The hose pipe doesn't kill them, I bet they are waiting for you to go in!

i know you don't like sprays but sometimes eco friendly ones is the only way to go. It seems such a shame when you have grown those plants from seed only to let greenfly ruin them. My daughter scrapes them off and puts them in her pond to feed the young frogs.


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 22:30

Just sow the seeds in March as you would any other seed. You need to pinch out the tops to make them bushy, just the same as any seedling. Plant out beginning of May, just as any new plants. No special treatment,  and there are some beautiful ones from seed. Or, you can let the ones you have now go to seed and collect them when they are dry.

the only thing is that they may not come true to the colour of the mother plant, but they are all pretty.

they will grow a tuber through the year, they are amazing when you dig them up at the end of the year. 

If you want loads, seed is the way to go.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 22:20

Gran, the geranium seeds you sent last week are all up. The big pod thingy is in the fridge.

Lupin Aphid

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 22:17

I used SB plant invigorator this year, kills the greenfly/white fly not anything else though, safe to use on edibles.


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 18:56

Too late now, you need to overwinter the tubers then when you start them off next year you can take of the new shoots.

very easy to grow from seeds, so I leave mine in the ground now, almost hoping they won't overwinter.

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 15:21

Looking at the shape of the flowers on Marion's, that  one could be  a Panicullata, Vanilla Fraise, I think? I have the same, but the ordinary whites shouldn't change.

They do go a little off colour, but in general stay white, it's just my very acid soil that's turns them.

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anyone have one of these?

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