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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. 


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 ...


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:55

Just watched a recording of Beechgrove.  wonderful, inspiring,,relaxing and totally enjoyable.  Why?  Because it was all about PLANTS.  There was a continuity,,flow and pleasantness about the presentation too by presenters who seem to  love their plants. No GW prog is as good.  And I now want to get polygala lillet.....the little blue variety.  I've grown usual polygala but this one looks pretty special to me.  

Incredible luck

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:13

Beautiful creature jim.  Nice story.  Must keep my eyes open a little more 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:10

Fairy, Jonathan creek is my,pseu, sudok, other name when I'm on  the tele.  .....wot you like?   Dike of Cornwall,when riding my bike into town.  Dike of 

Gloucester when I forget who I am.  Monty ...only on ..fridays, of course ,( did I say I hurt my knee? Fell off my bike ) 

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