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JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:45

Dove?  Behave! 

Mike, we are interested in you so no need to feel uncomfortable.  Hope the forum is good support for you.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:38

Dampish here but very warm and humid.  

Lucky you, Dove.  Have t heard the cuckoo around here for few years now.  Used to be a regular occurrence.  Dont know why.  

 

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 23:10

Bit like laying on a banquet for all the tramps in the area in the,hope they will eat their fill and then move on.  They and the slugs will be back....in fact they will make it their new home.  

I have several hostas in pots and in the garden not affected by slugs or snails except for 2.  One is being nibbled but I cannot see the culprit .....there was dying daffodil foliage nearby ...it's now gone so I'm hoping the critter has gone too.  Have cut out,the damaged leaves so hoping.  The second is badly planted.....a geranium is sprawling over it and a previously damaged lupin is close by.  So, there are reasons why slugs, etc., are doing their work.  I will cut back the early flowerimg geranium to, hopefully, solve the problem

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:58

I think it is sweetpea.  But you ask so nicely how can we not bow to your wishes 

Traumatised Plants

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:54

I agree with pansyface.  

What a story Nooze.  Hope you weren't too traumatised yourself by that terrible incident 

Well, it looks like you have done most things right.   Just see how things develop over the summer. 

Hibiscus often is slow in starting into growth so may simply be later again because of the damage done to it. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:44

Lovely fidget. No hope of growing that beauty 

Treatment advice for mould/mildew on scabious

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:50

Touch wood mine are ok so far.  They were fine last year too

They need to have reasonable moisture at their roots in good soil, in my opinion, to avoid scabious  mildew

No option but to cut the foliage down to the base and and spray with a fungicide thoroughly soaking the whole plant.  Do,this on a dry day. Give it a day or so then feed and well.  

If it's a continuos flowering variety it will start flowerimg again in a few weeks.

The solution, I,think, is not to let scabious dry out.  

What is flowering now in your garden?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:48

 west Cornwall hogweed.  How could I forget one of my favourites?  Linum perenne too...the blue flax.  (if any of you has a rock garden try this plant.....a gem)

You will have your plamts in flower when mine are prob going over.   Just a little earlier here that's all

What is wrong with my Veronica Spicata

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:38

Peanuts, is it very wet there?

What is flowering now in your garden?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:14

Hi hogweed, well a lot

Geums, osteospermums,(yellow, white,purple amd pink)  dahlias (just), anemome wild swan (just), verbenas Rigida and homestead purple, Heucheras. Tiarellas, Bowles golden grass, stipa gigantea, lupins,,delphiniums, violas, various scabious, begonia firecracker, pelargoniums in pots, geraniums Rozanne, Anne folkard, Elke and Orion, argyranthemums,  last of the Camelias, a couple of late rhododendrons, a couple of agastaches just starting, Arabis, campanula birch hybrid, gazanias, pinks, Helianthemums, the last of the aubretias, Libertia goldfinger, Teuchrium, Potentillas, lilies, iris (blue, white, yellow and purple) senecio greyii with yellow flowers announcing a multitude any day, astilbes, arum lilies, astrantias, allium purple senasation, clematis, deutzia,  lithodora, spireas, euphorbias rubra, Tasmania tiger and Polychroma, erodium,Heliotrope Chatsworth, bidens, oh! Amd chives,peas, beans.

So quite a lot and a whole host soon too ...

Discussions started by Verdun

It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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JUST FOR MIKE

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Drat........

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