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Hostas

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:40

Probably best to keep hostas apart Hostafan.  

Tend to feel that viruses can be beaten by resilient plants....and people.....thereby making plants resistant in future.  If they survive the virus initially.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:35

Fascinating aren't they Fairy?  Got a few on different varieties.  Lots of excitement re garden now.....veronicastrums, dahlias. Heleniums, agastaches,  etc. etc., etc., all vying to show off very soon. 

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:32

Morning nin

Not sure I have learned anything this year....so far.  Maybe to sow more peas.  Only have a few this year because I was too hasty and impatient.  Nothing like early peas

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:28

Beautiful morning......feeling the warmth already

"dancing shadows" Dove.....you have a fun  garden 

Sounds like spirea snowbound MrsG. 

Have already thoroughly watered plants in pots and in conservatory (pelargoniums, nothing grand in there)

Becoming obsessive about hosta gold standard now..constantly checking and assessing what any markings may mean.  

Giving moral support to my niece later.  She has been invited for interview for accountancy position with big firm.  She has just started ...one week....a new job  and told the would-be employer this.  I'm sure there will be a tasty nibble in it for me 

Plant feed for flowing plants

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 00:22

Hiya Tomsk,

Fertilisers like fish blood and bone take 10 weeks or so to become available to the plants.  The blood part though is fairly quick release (nitrogen). Most organic fertilisers will be the same.  Artificial fertilisers are more quickly available .....2 or 3 weeks as a guess?  

So, to feed plants now I would use a liquid feed once a week.  I use fish blood and bone in early spring ......also for veg seed preparation at that time, March, and again in May I suppose.  

I prefer to feed the soil.....with organic fertilisers and composts.....than actually feed the plants.  I think this promotes slower, unforced, sturdier more resistant plants.

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 00:09

I have a garden of 2 halves.....front and back. Reasonable size for each.  In St Ives/gwithian bay in Cornwall.  Good sandy loam in back garden, not quite so good in the front.  Grow veg, fruit, perennials of all kinds, small pond, shrubs, 2 medium lawns, bit of a plantsman I guess.  Retired but a few commitments.  Opinionated, stubborn, argumentative, outspoken, but told I am caring and passionate.  Told I joke too often but never on the forum    Have a reputation for eating, esp donuts.....undeserved of course!  That's  your lot folks 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:51

Watered lawn. ...drying out.   forecast warm,amd dry.

Orchid lady, I did cut back totally tamgerIne last week too.....got 4 large clumps.  Will have 8 in the autumn when I divide them.  Cut back rest of the geums even though they looked great......orange heads just magnetise you.  I cut back because secondary stems are producing buds and other local plants like astrantias, blue  scabious, and anemone wild swan canmore easily be on display.  Totally Tamgerine will come again shortly to dazzle until and including  the autumn. 

Often considered growing arisaemas.  Know nothing about them really so maybe someone in the know can post a thread about them. 

 

 

Hostas

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:24

No hostafan I realise that.  It seems any variegated or blue hosta is susceptible .  Garden hygiene ....if plamts are already healthy.....seems to be the key 

Beechgrove

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:20

Rosemummy, cut it back for now,,tickle in a little food,,water and it will flower again.  After its second flush dig it up and divide. 

A practical word about Montana on the ground......snails will love it.  Weeds will love it. ,your,plamts will hate it.  

Potted delphiniums

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:16

If the roots look intact Lizgoodbody I think slugs or snails too. If  weevils the plant would have little or no roots for past couple of weeks yet foliage looks healthy 

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