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Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:22

Trudy, 

Two things......take cuttings now. They root easily.  Will make 4 or 5 foot plant next year from cuttings taken now.

Secondy, if your plant is not looking too great cut it hard now.  Hard as ??ou like.  It will regrow quickly and have established tough foliage to endure the winter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:18

Hiya lily.  Yes I have buddleia white profusion too but ivory buzz looks far more compact.  Think in a pot on the patio it will need regular watering though 

Shrub conifer turned brown this month

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:15

Sounds like it might be picea albertiana Conica......lime green.  Were new shoots vivid bright green?  Does it have a comical shape?  

Many conifers suffer from pests and diseases and from physiological comditions but if your plant is a picea Paul it may well be a spider mite issue.  Picea mite sucks the life out of these plants during dry sunny weather in spring and summer......tell tale signs like lots of dead dusty needles inside a d bottom of the bush.  The answer is not to water as such but to spray water.  Spray thoroughly to remove the mites and to create a moist environment thaf mites hate.  Repeat regularly during dry weather.  

Can you buy Heather all year round?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:08

Main point.....winter flowering are lime tolerant (generally) whilst summer flowering need acid soil.   Yes, available all year round 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:06

Hello folks.

Steamy, humid and hot......although a surprise shower just passed by.

The makings of nice combination developing......helenium double trouble and lobela hadspen purple

Tvs?  Well I haggle like mad. Even got £200 for my old set couple years back on top of my haggled for discount.  John Lewis is good....can not haggle with them but they will price match.  Found a regional tv company...woolacotts ....to be brilliant price and service and extras.  Look for the independents ...John Lewis too....who offer a free 5 year warranty.  

Buddleia ivory buzz is now flowering and looking excellent.  Didn't really know what to expect with this but not disappointed. Anyone growing Buzz vsrieties? 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:58

Buddleia ivory buzz .......first for me....is starting looking fabulous.  Unsure really what to expect but delighted so far.  Second test is to see how long it will flower for. 

 

Planting in Dappled shade

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 08:37

Camellias, euonymous like emerald n gold and gaiety, Lonicera winter beauty, daphne odora aureomarginata, choisya Sundance ....., ."dappled" shade is a little vague though.  Dappled shade can be very supportive of many types of planting.  

Not evergreen but acteas, astilbes, aconitums, astrantias ...all the "a's".......flower well in dappled shade, acers too will give good colour, hostas and Heucheras, etc.,etc.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 23:50

Nice Wendy.  Love agastaches.  

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:37

Right, that will kill the grass totally in that area.  Wait a couple of weeks for grass to die off then rake soil and reseed.  Not the ideal time but, kept moist, will germinate fast.

Sick Sundance Orange Blossom

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:33

Yep, my opinion too. I have Sundance in partial shade amd it thrives.  In a sunny position it simply hated it.

So, tigermad, since your plants are newly planted I would move them now

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