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Posted: 02/12/2015 at 18:02

Recently planted?   

Often problems are created by simple basic mistakes.....did you soak rootball?  loosen roots?  Plants under stress are susceptible to problems

I have never experienced fungal problems with hebes....usually trouble free plants.  


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:43

Cor, some keen day lily guys here.  Maybe the clue is in the thead title 

remember though they quickly make large plants so you need to split them and give them away to forum members.  You know it makes sense 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:38

From the moment you plant it Philippa 


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:34

I guess Hazel 8 Gertie......  Yum yum 

it has been a difficult afternoon....huge free brunch.....and I have had to squeaze in mid day nosh as well as an evening one.  Had to have a very early breakfast to get it all in but I think I am coping 

oh!  Got fantastic home insurance deal today.....saved £300 eventually.  Know your rights, compare like for like and argue your case. And never...NEVER...accept your renewal quotation folks.  You will always get something off for himming and hamming but, for more persistence, you will save much more . So many are afraid to haggle for fear of losing something.  You lose nothing 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:26

Helleborus argutifolius....Corsicus a very nice all round green plant.

jo, I had that bother with recent lily bulbs....i had to have free allium bulbs.  Because they are mixed and un named I am reluctant to plant them.  Hiwever, they are potted and when they flower I will know what they are.  Then I will replant or discard. Hate "free" unnamed offers


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:21

Andrew, first things it wet where your hebes are?  Heavy soil perhaps? Even slightly shady? Or overly exposed to cold winds?  They are wind tolerant but not if bitterly cold

Hebes need good sharp drainage and sunshine.  Then they are long lived and easy. 

Daffs and tulips

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:16

Scott, i have daffodils 60 cm tall with even a couple of flowers;  allium foliage showing too.  as said, it is a confusing autumn and plants are responding to fhe warmth.  how deep did you plant your bulbs?   Deep planting for most bulbs is good...i now plant much deeper than I used to.  I wonder if you planted a little shallower..??  You could mulch with bark chips or compost though. 


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:10

Hmmm!  rain today.   It will settle in recently planted and mulched beds . Still not cold 

not heard from woodgreen he still about?  

well, is it a sign?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 14:54

Funny,,just thinking this morning how many flowers are out....from Mahonia to osteos to odd daffodil. rudbeckias cut back, mulched and bedded for the winter out again.  Cannas haven't stopped.  echinaceas, astrantias, my solitary rose, etc. etc.  I cut down all my dahlias or they would be flowering still too.  even pelargoniums outside.  We do need a spell of cold weather though.....not too cold 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 12:58

Crocus.  Over rated. weedy. Too short flowering period.  They spread to form colonies of weeds  The weedy foliage persists long after flowers have gone. 

bluebells....again weedy and invasive and not garden suitable


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