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Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:43
Paddy, camelias are pretty tough but if you've had a reasonably hot dry summer so far your camelia may not have enjoyed that. Did yoy water it well and not let it dry out?
If mine, Yes, I would cut it back to healthy wood. It will not flower next year if it recovers though. I would water it well and then mulch.
If its going to recover you should see signs of it over next few weeks.

In my garden today?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:16
Checking plants
Hydrangea limelight seems to have doubled its flower size.
First year for me with this and I love it. Maybe corny but yellow honka dahlia to one side and a dark aconitum on other set it off. Should look even better when those huge flowers turn white.
Cut back delphiniums there after a second tall flush of flowers
Knip Toffee Nosed is poking up nearby too.....half a dozen knip plants now doing well. Did you say what variety you have Jo? Intend to divide them all in autumn to make large clumps
Feeling much warmer

Is this tomato blight?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:57
Hiya Italophile


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:55
Morning folks
Very wet. Just back from a walk with the dog to the cliffs. Decided not to jump off today and grab a hot cuppa instead.
Glad to have done a fair bit in garden yesterday but everything is standing up well despite rain and wind.
Funny how the rain seems to encourage flowers to open almost overnight so I have new colour today
Forecast is for dry sunny weather by mid morning.
Cooking beetroot on trusty old rayburn.......Spike enjoys the heat so win win!

Cutting back and BFB

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 23:44
Dont cut back leaves. Leave them to put goodness back into the system. Ditto with iris.
BFB? I use this in early spring. ,it takes time before the plant can use this fertiliser properly. At this time of year a liquid fertiliser is better. It is immediate in action. Seaweed spray for me now

Ants in the Argyranthemums

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 21:10
Alex, you need o get rid of the ants. Ant killer powder or spray asap

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:19
Good thinking scroggin....hate those stepping stones in grass

Choosing a climber

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:17
How about an abutilon?

Ants in the Argyranthemums

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:15
Amts can do more damage than supposed. They create loose pockets around the roots of plants so,worth comtrolling.
Water spray helps but ant killer spray on the soil around the plants is effective. I had a similar issue in a dry part of my garden wall. If untreated plants can die.
Mind you,,it's better than ants in your pants!


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:11
Yes, I do. But take lower leaves esp below flower trusses

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