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dianthus

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:35

Although they like dry comditions I think your dianthus are too dry.

I would cut out any potential flower stems, loosen the soil slightly around your plants and water well.   Create a little well around them for this and then, when dry, level,the soil with the dry soil. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:31

You will be Ok Punkdoc.  Remember think "no" to everything that tempts you! 

So many times I have walked to the checkout with a plant thinking I don't really need this plant.  Sometimes it's not even better than those I still have in (big) pots waiting to be planted.  Trouble is if I dont have the "perfect" spot I delay ....and ponder......planting anything.  Eventually things get planted.  

Cooler, cloudier and rain imminent.  Feels warm though.   Some wind too amd the rain may be heavy......still have a couple of delphiniums looking good but they are staked 

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:20

Neutral soil will be ok for tree fern.  They grow all over the place down here in acid and alkaline soils

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:16

Dieramas are not "delicate" at all. .....they are tough plants.  I have Guinevere,  a lovely pure white form.  Flowered for few weeks.  Don't think they are short loved either.  Next to a pool they are superb. In isolation too they are impressive 

A plant I would,love to have is Acer aureum.  Too near the coast, too sunny and too bright here for it.  

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:34

Fairy is dead right. 

Post on a thread if you like or don't .  

Sorry Mike, but I choose not to now. 

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:40

Oh, sorry Beaus mum, wot am I like?  

Jumble hole, of course.  Taller than usual. Very long flowering...prob longest of all.

Hadspen blood....dark red flowers and foliage bit darker too.  I find this compact with nice flowers but shorter season

Roma,which is really nice.  Pink and flowers again if clipped early after first flowering.

Ruby star another good red....similar to hadspen I think

Sunningdale variegated.  This is magic in spring.  Yellow and green fresh looking bright, crisp foliage in spring and early summer.  White flowers.  However, soon now, I will cut it back to produce new variegation.....leaves now turning green.  I have this with Heuchera berry smoothie and verbena rigida.

I am looking to get "star of billion" .....white.....and Venice for purple flowers too.

 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:23

Mike knows he can have some good virtual friends here.  Only he can determine how valuable we are by respecting us.  

Blimey!  We all feel like saying whatever we like at times but realise if too offensive or hurtful there will be consequences   The forum, basically, is to encourage and inspire .................

Digging in slug eaten lettuce

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:14

Compost heap for me too Alex.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:13

Been lovely ...and hot....day today.  Hot as in very pleasantly warm and not humid. 

Been an interesting day one way or another.........suffice to say it was variable  However, some good friends arrived too. They  were impressed with scent of heliotrope....then I got carried away.  Try the lemon verbena, the pineapple sage, then the liquorice of an agastache  and then my socks...er, no not my socks

Cornwall is getting very full now with visitors from England and even beyond   

 

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:20

Enjoy your shopping charleyD 

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