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Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:15

May be a nice chance for you to ask for something on the seed and plant wish list that Bekkie started.

Keep at it, it will be good next year.

I chopped my lupins down today, it left big gaps but i have some rudbeckia to go in now, they bloom right through till winter.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:05

Please dont be obsessed with feed, there is no need for lots and lots and lots and so on. You have cut the flowering stems off, no ammount of feed with put them back. This poor rose had been fed, sprayed cut fed and now you want to feed it again., 

My first ever garden!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:56

You have done so well, last year was my first year at this garden and. I was proud of myself, wait till next year, you will be even more thrilled, it just get better.

Your tubs and baskets are gorgeous and I love the fuchsia, all of it really, very pretty.

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:47

You can overfeed , soil can replenish itself and what you may have done is raced your plants on, they are finished now. Please.... dont feed them, they are going into their rest period now, they will be twice this size next year, just leave them to rest.. 

Next year, grow some annual seeds, just to fill in the gaps, but you should find that they will spread from the roots and grow big. 

Gardening is a long learning curve, take your time, dont give up.


The lupin looks very small to have been planted out, i like to get mine biggef in pots before planting out. They stand a better chance with slugs.

Echinacea Pink Double Delight

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:31

I would go completely with Obe says.

Small white wildflower ID, please.

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:41

It looks very much like my Gypsophilla Elegans, or is it what we call Mouse Ear?  grows in the hedgerows.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:37

 These are only this big because they are in the conservatory, I could never grow them outside.

Keep them regularly dead headed, take of the pods as soon as you can and give feed about once a fortnight. Tomato food is good or any high potash feed you have.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:29

Thats it, the males are the big blousy show offs, like the Peacock!


Echinacea Pink Double Delight

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:26

I hope you can survive them but what you can do is take root cuttings, division of the plant, do this in october or when the flowers die down,


you can pot them in compost and keep them in a frost free place, greenhouse or conservatory and you will have lots of new plants to plant out next Spring.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:55

Well done OL, very pretty,

Did you know about taking the female flowers of the plants, they are the ones with the squarish shaped seed pod behind the main flower, if you pick these off, your main bloom will be bigger and they will flower for months, if you leave them on, they will produce seed, plant will think its done its duty and stop flowering.

Sorry if you already know this.


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