Verdun


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What is this

Posted: Today at 15:47

Gaura Siskiyou Pink........think spelling is right.


don't know where you are Andrea but it has survived 2 winters here and  it is supposed to be reasonably hardy in many places.  


It flowers for a very lomg time...I cut mine back a month ago and already new flowers are opening out to last well into autumn.


take cuttings to produce as many plants as you want for next year 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: Today at 12:47

Thanks Marc.....hog, maybe 2, does come here but its getting close as you have I covet.  Will leave food and water to start with and keep alert 

Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: Today at 12:44

Nobody can remember another organic weevil solution?   I will need to do some research 

Astilbe

Posted: Today at 12:41

B3


if you can give them moist good, rich soil you will grow great astilbes.


can I suggest you incorporate dried manure aplenty with your planting mix B3 ?  I add pelleted chicken manure too.  The richer the soil the better your astilbe will be .  a good drenching followed by thick mulch too 

Veronicestron

Posted: Today at 12:15

Good luck granma.  

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: Today at 12:13

True Welshonion......toms taste best straight off fhe vine 


ripening indoors is very much a last resort 

Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: Today at 08:18

I recall someone had a unique solution to vine weevils in pots.  For the life of me I cannot remember what it was 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: Today at 08:14

Ah!  Loved that Marc. 


he didn't leave a tip then? 

Removing clover from lawn

Posted: Today at 07:57

Of course hand weeding is the traditional method.  Downside is it makes a mess of the lawn.  If you have a lot of it Newb...looks like you have......it could look more like a patch of bare soil.  The time too?  


also, when soil is dug it releases/ exposes more weed seed.....you only have to see this on paths.  Weedkiller is effective all summer; pull a weed and another pops up??? 

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: Today at 00:34

Not when the fruit is ready and just needs to ripen.  My plants now have little to no leaves.  Remember too, some advice recently given here for ripening tomatoes was to remove them from the plant and take indoors and place a banana with them..?   No leaves! 


I have leaves only at the tops of my plants now  and I have a glut of tomatoes with more every day from 6 plants.     For me it is completely logical that air and sunlight encourages ripening...  a friend nearby has a gh full of unripe...some ripe...tomatoes but has yet to remove a single leaf.  I will defoliate them this weekend and feel sure she will soon have quickly ripening fruit. 


we all have our different ways.....it's what  makes gardening fascinating 

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