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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 15:01

Phew!  Back to the heat with a vengeance....lovely 

trimmed back my autumn planted lavendar hedge...all 40', maybe 50' of it.  It flowered superbly and now it is cut hard to make a neat level barrier between veg patch and path.  My last lavendar hedge lasted 20 years plus by being treated like this 

Hot n bothered now so a quick dip in the sea is calling me 

got a plant parcel from The Secret Garden today....thanks to Happymarion's recommendation a while back.....  Excellent quality and cheap.  If you don't know of this folks check it out 

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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 14:54

As I see it most everybody posted on it   

If the forum is narrowed down to purely garden matters a few more threads will disappear.  

I joined initially because it was a forum for gardening so I will accept it if this is what the bosses decree! 

 when Poldark returns you ladies do get carried away but maybe there wont be a thread for you 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 12:51

Looks like it has been removed.


3 different hydrangeas.. where to put em..?!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 12:38

Well, they all look good specimens pokhim 

for me Annanelle should go on the right hand side. similar to paniculata hydrangeas re pruning and flowering on current season's wood 

Snow Queen I would place on the left hand tolerates more sun if given good moisture.

Selina could go on either side 

for all 3 dig in plenty of compost, dried manure, etc., to enrich the planting area and help retain moisture.

Your garden will look fantastic with those plants 

My little blank canvas

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 08:06

DD, good suggestions there.

"inspiration and encouragement" ?  Think of the good times ahead cos they will come.    Hang in there.  You will get through it and emerge very much stronger because of it.  

Happy days to you and Charlie 

Day by day DD. 

Dahlia help required

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:08

Use a watering can drench over the foliage Helen.

I have a similar problem with lupins now and then early in the season....magnesium deficiency....and a drenching followed by another 5 days to a week later sorts it 

Dahlia help required

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 22:41

Seaweed is ok but use epsom salts first.  You will notice a big improvement.  

Which of these hardy geraniums is better?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:50

CraighB, Rozanne is not that low growing.  It is vigorous.  One of mine is more than 2 metres across plus almost a metre high.  Flowers non stop until September.  I posted a picture last year.

Dahlia help required

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:43

Bob, you beat me to it.  Exactly what I was abiut to say.  The solution too ...ha ha 

yes, Helen try a spray or two of epsom salts.  I think this  will help a lot.  Then feed once a week with tomato feed 

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:25

Won The county 100 metres once Fairy..........prob had doughnuts at the finishing line,

it's only the brain that is slow .  

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