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Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:55

GD, I grow the blue flax but have grown the red...and yellow flavum.

yes, easy and short term perennial here so I sow fresh seed every couple of years

it's not the slugs that are the problem rather more so are snails.  Two attacks:  early spring and then again from September.   right now lots of tiny snails attack my flax so torch visits for a time are important.  

Easy on free draining warm or hot spots 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 17:01

Lovely day.  Feeling extremely warm.  Moved more plants but really a day to enjoy the sunshine 

Heather looks like it's dying, not sure what to do!

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 16:12

That's the problem Nayla for sure 

only the or two others.....can tolerate any lime ! 

Heather looks like it's dying, not sure what to do!

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 15:16

I think you have watered with tap water Nayla.....did you?

those heathers hate lime and I suspect you have hard water there.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 15:13

Runner beans are best grown outside Logan 


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 15:12

Helli Meomye

well, should have listened to my wise word of wisdom...ha ha  

My cosmos are huge too but pinching out is not necessarily about restricting height it's more about producing sturdy multi stems.  So, as you say,,a lesson learned. 

No,,they are annuals Meomye so enjoy them for as long as you can and then put them on the compost heap.

can you support with a few tall canes?  Cut off flowered stems too to reduce weight. I think we will have several weeks left yet so worth supporting them 

not really an annual person but, yes, cosmos are impressive part of the summer/autumn garden 

Enough is enough

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 10:03

Friendly chatter with garden folk .......nice! 

Enough is enough

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 00:09

It can be less than 10 miles from north coast to south coast yet hot n sunny on one and misty on the other...again, much like GD.  hence the mild climate this far down 

no rain tomorrow GD.    Supposed to be dry and sunny for us.  Today was supposed to be pretty wet but turned out fine.....never get it right here!  

Was a whisker away from posting a picture of sunny skies again tomorrow just to keep the "cats" at bay  would have been a purrfect retort   But I'm feline better than that ! 

Azalea problem

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 22:41

Yes, the grubs are obvious...curved cream with brown snout or less developed so smaller.  If there they will be in numbers.  Usually concentrated near the centre.  

Azalea problem

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 22:25

Could be old age, vine weevils or any number of diseases Privet.  Usually over watering is noticeable during the winter  and early spring and if you don't think you have overwatered  it prob isnt this reason.

I would be tempted to look at the compost and roots because my sense is you will find weevil grubs.  you will also see if the compost is wet.  At least chances are you will know why it died 

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