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Senetti

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:46

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:45

..............er, I never dun no one wrong lovely Fairy.

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:43

Just replied to a thread about mahonias and surprised to read they can be invasive.  Anybody experienced this?  

Mahonia Japonica

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:35

Hiya peanuts

Are you saying mahonia japonica is invasive in your garden?  Which variety is it?

Pruning is easy.  You can't really harm it by cutting it hard.  In fact this makes it more bushy and floriferous.  I changed a 20' lanky mahonia charity into a 7' bushy good looking shrub in 2 years

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:30

Anyone heard from James...clueless?  

If you're about James good morning 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:27

Ha ha lesley.  

I think though there is still plenty of moisture in the soil and,,being on the coast, we get lots of misty, moist air here so when you get your heat it may be more cloudy here.  It all evens out methinks 

Senetti

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:22

Morning Stifyn, 

Semetti are a bit odd, aren't they?

I have experienced with them a little over a couple of years.   They are not too hardy yet flower best in early spring so we need to be careful about frost.  They do not like hot weather or the summer season...I think.  

You can cut them back now and they will flower again but on much shorter and less impressive stems but I thought they weren't worth growing then. 

Watering?  Offen they are in pots too small for their size so I always pot on and water well.....in spring.....but I don't think the issue is watering now.  Their time is up. 

I think it's better to regard them as spring or early summer bedding and then dig them up.  Replace with something that flowers in the summer 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:12

Did I hear you cackling just  then Fairy?  

Do you use old broomsticks for staking? 

lawns

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:08

Hi Janet

Main thing is to raise the blades on the mower.  

If mine I would simply water it well, give it a liquid summer (nitrogen) feed and continue to cut it at the higher setting.  You may not cut much grass but it will prevent any rogue grasses taking over meantime.  Mowing will also encourage grass to spread. Where grass is weak I would lightly rake and reseed....using similar quality seed.  

Grass cut too close can take a while to recover though 

lawns

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:08

Main thing is to raise the blades on the mower.  

If mine I would simply water it well, give it a liquid summer (nitrogen) feed and continue to cut it at the higher setting.  You may not cut much grass but it will prevent any rogue grasses taking over meantime.  Mowing will also encourage grass to spread. Where grass is weak I would lightly rake and reseed....using similar quality seed.  

Grass cut too close can take a while to recover though 

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