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Latest posts by Verdun

Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:37

I dont grow surfinias now but when I did in mid summee they looked decidedly poorly. In my case it was aphids.  You domt necessarily see them.  I trimmed them I tend to do with "perpetual" flowering set them off again until autumn.  A spray worked for me.  Perhaps you are over seem to,think you are...but in my book, esp if youre enjoying a decent summer, you cant over water hanging baskets.

however, I'm sure there will be some other answers Mumoftwo 

Lupin pest advice

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:30

Alex,,st least soapy water or insecticide.  Water wont make any difference

Salix Flamingo - Help required

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:27

Its got to be outside now Dawn.  

You prob are losing its variegation a little too inside.  Mine (got 2) are a hazy pink/white with a touch of pale green

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:24

The "old homestead" is looking superb Berghill.  Wonderful plants.  Can almost smell that honeysuckle!  A real plantsman's garden....wish I had as much space.  

Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:16

Are the leaves sticky Mumoftwo?

I Think this is aphids.  

spray with insecticide...ideally cut them back a little and then spray.  Pop in a food pellet or two or water with  liquid feed in a day or two.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:34

Am I missing something!  Wot tennis? Is there a big match on? 


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:26

Lily, did you prune it last year?  Or perhaps,pruned it late in the summer?  Cut to strong non flowered shoots.

certainly hot now.  A pleasant light breeze too ....luverly  

checked spring onions and no sign of pests.  Prob is dry there area in veg patch  I tend not to water very much.

and yet another kniphofia with flower spike...this time Orange Vanilla.  Aconitums now opened as are  veronicastrums and heleniums but by the weekend I think everything will be blooming like mad.   Not  many delphiniums now but they have done their bit.



Posted: 29/06/2015 at 06:47

Hello Forkers

Feeling extremely warm.   clearly will be hot today.  Hotter still tomorrow 

more echinaceas in flower this morning and Papya popsickle has its first flower spike forming.  The very warm night has produced plenty of growth on most everything

New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:26

A couple from my local Burncoose nurseries and another from Hardy's are doimg well here JIMMY.  


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:23

No.  Why dig it up and "investigate the roots"?  You will kill it for sure.     so, you investigate the roots....then what?

treat it for vine weevils.  Won't harm the plant. See if it recovers in a couple of weeks. if the soil os dry water it....its usually over winter that a wet soil is a problem to rhodos.




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