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Lewisia plants

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 16:52

Hi luck, found this in Google

Lewisia-Lewisia

Propagating Lewisia is done by digging up the fleshy tap root in either spring or fall and dividing and re-planting it in a 50% sharp sandy soil that is well draining. Its leaves remind one of hens and chicks but it blooms are profuse and colors vary depending upon the variety and range from red, pink, white, apricot, yellow and orange. Blooms will last from late spring well into the summer in cool zones in full sun, but prefer partial shade in warmer zones. It prefers a moist soil, slightly acidic, in the spring but will withstand drought conditions in summer. Great for filling in holes in stone walls. Most varieties are small in height, from 3" and up and is evergreen in warmer climates and deer tend to avoid the plant.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 19:07

Your patio looks fantastic, Andy, your hard work has paid off. Is that your new bargain garden furniture in the background? Bet Mrs. Andy was pleased.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 18:57

@Palaisglide "Today's rant is Speed Bumps!!! What use are they? what do they actually do apart from break the car springs?, who needs them?"

Does your car still have springs? It must be a vintage then, very valuable!

I do agree with you about these bl**dy things, though!

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 11:17

They are forget-me-nots!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 07:47
madcatjo wrote (see)

you round 'up' until 30, then you 'round down' and at fifty you pretend to be 49 at 60 you stop caring what others think and after you retire you enjoy all those carefree days as if you were a kid again ( apart from those when Arthur Itis shows up)

The age old problem of cats !

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 07:39
Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

Who needs 10 cats?

 

Farm, mice, cats!

 

Help! What has eaten my dahlias?!

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 22:09
lazy gardener wrote (see)
Leekie wrote (see)
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Even if slugs are the culprit the number of pellets is a bit OTT. 

Thanks for your useful post nutcutlet aka the slug pellet police...as you can see slugs are not likely to be the problem!

Mmm-find that response as a bit rude -even if meant in jest-that number of slug pellets is absolutely ridiculous,unnecessary and not wildlife friendly

A bit of moderation would not go amiss-take that as you will

 

Pot calling the kettle black?

Help! What has eaten my dahlias?!

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 22:06

Leekie, I'm in Wolfwil, between Olten and Langenthal on the river Aare. We used to live in Oberwil, Zug a few years ago, so know Zug quite well.

As far as the dahlias are concerned, next time you plant some it might be an idea to put some chicken wire underneath them, I reckon the roots would grow through the holes with no problem.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24083.png?width=373&height=350&mode=max

 Good luck with the rest of the dahlias!

Help! What has eaten my dahlias?!

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 21:27

Hi Leekie, from the size of the hole I would be inclined to think mice or voles. It looks like they have pulled them down from underneath. Try putting a spade in about 6 inches from the hole and lift up the earth and see if there are bits of tuber down there and how far down the hole goes. it might be an idea to get a cat, if you haven't already got one, ours brings home voles regularly. Where abouts in Switzerland are you?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 16:50

The weather here is a four-letter word, take your pick! Removed the plastic bags that covered my  dahlias and the fleece from raised bed (they predicted frost last night but warmer today 6°) and what happened half an hour later, it hailed! Luckily only small pea sized:

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