Verdun


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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:05

I grow both the pale blue and dark blue patens....love em both.  

Deutzia mont Rose......just realised its not mont blanc ......is looking superb right now. At this time of year the star in the garden changes daily 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:01

Morning everyone.

As Im sure it is with you the sun is already very warm   And lots more to come

Not kept up to date properly so it seems a bad thread is about.  Will check,it out but I hope nobody is hurt by it. The forum is so strong now it can withstand any odd spot of bother.

Will take my mum to see her friend in hospital later .....will cheer both of them up 

Enjoy the summer folks 

Where's my tidy gene?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:56

Do things as necessary...pruning, for example, after flowerimg enables jobs to be done individually.  Also if done annually pruning is easy amd quick.  

I tend to do stuff in a frenzy.........whizz around the lawns, staking,weeding, everything is done fast.  

Mulching is a great way to minimise weeding.  Pinching out plants, doing the so called Chelsea chop, etc., enables plants to be grown without the work of staking. Hoeing in the veg patch on a dry ....best on sunny...day quickly eradicates weeds.  

Grow perennials instead of annuals.....much less work and more economical. 

Not a once a week blitz guy.......

peach curl

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:46

Morning Rebecca

Yes, that's the way to do it......sounds ideal 

Keeping tree pruned from the start, to encourage fruiting spurs and controlling growth makes it easier to protect from,peach leaf curl.  

peach curl

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:42

Peach lead curl is caused by a fungus........however, if you can keep rain off in spring and early summer you will avoid it.  Easy for a small bush or a fan trained one where a cover can be attached to fhe wall/fence at this time.  Ideally grow in a greenhouse.  

Susie, a 3 metre tree will be difficult to protect.  

I grow 2 varieties in pots ....currently in GH and free from peach leaf curl now.  I think they will now be safe to put outside 

I will read Dave's link posted above myself 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:27

Had to have several lagers to cool down.  Wot a scorcher today and still very warm

I hope everybody is now in the land of nod 

Arum lily - can i split it?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:17

Well, I,would split it right now.  Do it right and you won't lose any flowers.  Saw down the middle and pot or plant immediately.  Water very well and then water as much again next day.Keep moist.  I divide arums often in the summer as they recover quickly 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:13

Hiya KEF.  Gigantea as in Stipa, a tall grass. My patens guanjuato is actually reluctant to make much growth......Just a rosette of leaves right now 

Enjoy your evening sun 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:30

Wot a scorcher    It must be have been extremely hot for you guys further inland. 

Re runner beans I always sow imdoors in trays.  They germinate in a few days.  They then go into cold conservatory to grow on.  Usually when 15 to 20 cm they are planted out and covered with fleece or cloche, depending on temperatures.  This year they have been slow in making growth for reasons Im unsure about.  Different variety.  Quicker growth over past week though.

Proud of my gigantea.......billowing flowers towering above all else. 

Nearly all the dahlias are ready to flower.  Always seems summer when they do.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:55

Hello forkers

Beautiful morning and getting hotter.  91 degrees yesterday.......lovely.  (or was it 19 ha ha )

Damp this morning because of heavy mists.......snails and slugs would have enjoyed that.  Steam rising from my garage roof.  

Hope everybody enjoys his/her day 

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