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Poor year for geranium cranesbill?

Posted: Today at 07:30

Silverlight, I think they dried out at the roots.

agree with hortico...cut back and water well. I would tickle in a mixture of ordinary mpc and pelleted chcken manure.

to rub salt into your wounds Silverlight mine have been superb......some just cut back and will flower again in 3 weeks or so.  No reason why yours don't do the same 


Posted: Yesterday at 21:41

Linda, is this newly planted?  

too many plants suffer because roots were too congested at planting time and rootballs not soaked.  Subsequent watering will never correct this 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 19:05

busy elsewhere today but morning was damp.  Warm and sunny now so cut the grass.  


Posted: Yesterday at 19:03

Michael, cut them hard back and remove all decaying leaves etc., and slightly trim any adventurous roots.  Then pot up into bigger pots or scrape away top of the compost and replace with fresh.  Water well and leave them in a sheltered spot.  They will add new foliage very quickly. 

Ornamental grass

Posted: Yesterday at 18:56

Certain grasses grown for their flowers......deschampsia, tennuissima,,hordeum jubatum, for cast seed.  Not much you can do if you want their flowers

however, others like the carex tribe...buchannii, comans form,,for example,...are best grown for their foliage.  Here I pull out the developing flower heads to prevent seeding.  a9blue, it sounds like these may be your lawn invaders.  Hand pull then stop them seeding next year 

My flowers ..

Posted: Yesterday at 18:50

I understand 

My flowers ..

Posted: Yesterday at 18:41

No aym....patens does not have a "sprawling habit".   Perhaps if overfed or overwatered but they are upright beauties...rather like wot I am 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 18:36

Sunny here but shade has descended on this part of the garden now but the pokers look on fire 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: Yesterday at 18:27

Ha ha Steve...... I know   I'm sure it gets bigger every time I see Costa.  Get past the beard and he is brilliant.  classic example of never to judge by appearances 

Gardener John, a good lawn is wonderful for any garden.  I am not quite so regular on the edges as you are but once a fortnight on average I guess.  Mind you I have home made concrete edges to mine so they're always pretty neat.

incidentally, I think praise for presenters gives them confidence too so they perform/ relax better . If we show appreciation the powers that be will give us more garden progs 

Miniature Hostas

Posted: Yesterday at 10:54

Marrin, check out Sue Procter Hostas.  

Huge range and, for me, the best supplier of hostas.  Usually large size plants supplied in contrast to many other hosta suppliers. 

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