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Latest posts by Verdun

What ate my leucanthemum flowers?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:37

Slugs Steve.   Prob just the odd one or two.  right now it's one of the plants along with dahlias that I check for at night.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 15:53

Just popped in to read the forum .  Just checking I was right......Orchid lady did promise us all free meals, didn't she? I'm sure  she did 

A 6' snake,"as thick as a man's arm" is supposedly roaming an area not too far from me.  It seems to be taken seriously by the press  

A border with heleniums,,agastaches amd echinaceas has dozens of bees swarming around in the sunshine.  Looks good except for one spot .....crying out for a soft yellow  flower.  I have an idea but it means swapping  a hostas over for another echinacea I have called Sunrise.    Yet they both look happy where they are   Not a good idea to dig up the echinacea right now though 

Hot here right now so off with the dog 

Alstromeria

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:19

Hiya Geoffrey

In Cornwall too.....mild west side.

I grow alstromerias .....they can be hit by a spring frost, not often but the threat is there.  However, it's only the top that's affected and flowering is merely delayed .

You don't  say how big your plant is.  

I see no advantage in planting now.  It wont add much to your garden scene.  So, I would keep in a pot.....even repot now if it looks like it needs it......and overwinter in the  GH or under fleece. Next spring .....when your plamt is in full growth....plant out in the garden.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:25

I know Dove....I sent you that weather yesterday but now I want it back.  Dampish this morning and overnight.  

Photinia Red Robin

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:17

Yes fbturtle

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Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:26

Congratulation s Orchid. Lady.  That sounds excellent    Hope you  make a fortune 

Photinia Red Robin

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:20

Hiya FBTurtle

I would cut back the tops as far back as the lowest shoots on each branch .  New growth will be produced.....new red vibrant leaves.  It's what I do often during the  summer .Do this now

Photinias are not the most attractive shaped plants...they easily get leggy.  I would cut back, water really well, feed and then mulch.  

Splitting a Phormium and organic feed..

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:16

Oh, just remember 

Phormiums look fantastic with their juvenile colourful leaves.  Too many are left to grow huge and ugly. Old Phormium leaves are devoid of colour and shine.  Divide them every 3 years or so."surprisingly, you won't lose their flowers.  They will still flower on the  segments you use.  Every spring I cut back every old leaf.  New highly coloured leaves are,produced within weeks.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:11

Looks like I've missed some not too nice threads......maybe I've just pressed the right ignore buttons 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:32

It's not fair.  All this mediocre weather for you guys  and we have so much sunshine.  It's not just that.....it's the heat too.  Would love to take your  weather and swap with you .......mind you the bees a d butterflies are enjoying this heat too. Fancy a few lagers to,cool down 

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