Verdun


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No sign of begonia or dahlia...

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:18

Concave.....  Ha ha.  You are totally correct.  I mixed up my vexes and caves in my haste.  Because I am but a simple cornishman, Ladybird, I only know the dippy down bit is facing up.  The sticky uppy bit faces down.  


(Ssh! Our secret Ladybird cos I' m always right you see 

Help with my heather !

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:14

True but that applies to a host of plants.  leggy roses, shrubs, trees, overfed lanky perennials.  Got to treat em well and they will remain 'ansome 

Lobelia round base of trees in pots

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:58

Not  for me Tingly. 


Yes, you will "mess up" your standards.  


To make more attractive why not add coloured chippings....subtle shades are available. 

No sign of begonia or dahlia...

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:52

ah Ladybird, my very new begonia shoots were white...?  Think C3k is ok 


the corms should be convex side up, just in case

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:48

Busy elsewhere but wet anyway.  Still planted agastache Ambrosia and mulched it.


had to spend more money thanks to a couple on the sanguisorba thread...you know who you are 


ordered White Tammy and Pink Tammy.  New plants to me so pretty excited.  Thanks recommenders 

Old rhody and azalea

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:44

Hi Darren.


firstly never a guarantee whatever you cut back hard but....


I would cut both your rhodo and azalea back as hard as you like.  Half measures that only half satisfy you will annoy you.  Use sharp secateurs or loppers to perform a nice clean operation 


encouragement?  It will rejuvenate them.  It will avoid your constant annoyance of them as they are now.  You will be pleased in a year's time.  


Clean up and mulch with pine bark or ericaceous compost 

What is happening to the foliage on these 2 fuscias

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:38

For sure,,I agree with Lyn.  Cut back hard,,clean the ground,,feed and mulch. A big, big no to ericaceous compost too C3k.  Would do your fuschia no favours at all 


for me rust forms on older leaves as a legacy from previous seasons.  I am a great advocat of pruning fuschias, hypericums and the like.  I never get rust.  

Help with my heather !

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:31

NOOOOOOOO Hatttie. Ignore those unbelievers  infidels I say 


I love heathers...have a nice area of them and they are wonderful in winter and a nice backcloth in summer.  They are mostly admired....I have some with yellow foliage that produces red/orange new shoots after flowering.  They are classy,,colourful, evergreen and weed auppressing...what more does anyone want? 


(just to irritate Hostafan....burn all hostas!  Er, except mine )

Hollyhocks

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:26

I thought rust too Andy...the scourge of hollyhocks.    Wish I could enlarge the picture though 


Luke, cut off those lower older leaves then mulch with compost. 

When to prune a Camellia?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:21

Looks great Ice.   Very healthy plant 


Yes, as hard as you like.  It will recover well however hard you go but because it is so dense I would take every branch back to shoots but do so with a view to shape.  Those flowers will soon be over so you could wait a while longer but for me I would do it now

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why did we worry?

 
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