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Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 06:55

I have tried both Autumn and spring pruning and found that a good tidy up in the Autum to prevent damage from wind etc, and then a really good haircut in spring seems to work for mine.

I then give it a good haircut after the first flush of flowers have gone over and within 2-4 wks it is back flowering fully with red and white. It looks a little cruel like other things ie geraium, but it comes back strong, less floppy and as I say loads of full colour flowering, but mine also is in the ground but I do feed it well with comfrey feed, which is high in potash, but a foliage feed in the spring.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 09:57

Sorry for not replying sooner, but thankyou Lesley for your advise - I tooooooooo would love to see your day lillies - do you open your garden at any time to the pub;ic???? I have been a fan of day lillies for years, but only have s small garden so could never achieve the varieties you have - but the colours and the vibrancy make them a must for me - and even though the flower only lasts 25 hrs-there are usually 15 to 20 on each stem, so a constant show is usually abundant - ho hum, but like I said - we've got next year


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 11:25

Yes, all have been divided at the right time etc. etc. so that is why I have been so disappointed - however I am never shocked or put off at what my garden does or doesn't do- I think nature is wonderful and sometimes no matter how we try to manipulate it - nature does win out. So heres' looking forward to nexy year.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 07:26

I love and have grown day lillies for many a year, but this year I have had so few flowers on some, and no flowers on others. There are none of the grubs CK talked about, I watched the programme as usual, but nothing she presented helped me to figure out the problem-i have done nothing different, they get fed, watered (and loved) just the same as other years, so have been putting it down to the strange weather conditions-my tradscantias on the other hand have done really well, so I am quite baffled-any advise please??


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 19:06

Thanks all, I looked up Vapourer moth, and it definitely ws on of those, so glad I did not touch it, and when i looked closer at my soft fruit bed, i found more in the gooseberry bush- so will definitely leave them alone as they are doing no harm.

thanks again


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 11:18

Just found this on my raspberries???? I have never seen one like this before - I think it may be a moth caterpillar but I am not very knowledgeable on these so if anyone could identify it for me I would be grateful - thanks


My new greenhouse

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 12:22

Again I am envious, looks like you are onto a winner-once you have your sealing probs sorted-sorry can't help with that, but good luck and I too never get an email after a respone, which i suppose is good in one way, but it is probably due to the amount of trffic this website now gets.

take it easy 


Posted: 03/08/2013 at 12:18

Thanks Matty, and as my grandson is visiting today for a couple of weeks, he too will thank you as these are his favourites.He is only 10 and loves pottering around the garden with me, and after having three sons who have shown no interest- this is a pure delight for me.


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 08:57

Thanks crazycat, that is a very useful tip as I have wondered how to do this 


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 09:26

I hope you see this Matty:- I have been out this morning and it would appear I have got finally some viable cucumbers and courgette-hooooray, so thank again for your help with this, muchly appreciated.

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