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Rudbeckia problem

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:04

Also Goldsturn generally favours later flowering.  However I have a mass ready to flower.

Good soil suits them too, good feeding and good moisture.  I moved a clump to better soil couple years ago and the difference has been amazing. Think Bob is right that rudbekias, like echinaceas, need to establish good root system first

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:51

No Dove.....??ou are misleading folks.  Cream will not freeze.  It needs to be eaten immediately   Fresh strawberries need to be added and shared........

Just my luck

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:47

Not to be recommended, but I caught up with a guy who hit my nieces car and drove away.  Took me a month of diligence,,determination and downright festering anger but get him I did.  Got £400 cash from him following angry exchange which easily covered the damage to my niece"s car.  Womderful feeling of justice, relief, and of a job well done.  Didnt want my nieces insurers involved...she is 20 so high premium.  

However, Mike, for  reasons already given tell the police etc.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:33

I can help with the cream Clarington.  I don't mind 

Nice pics  Stacey.  Got few heleniums opening too....maybe have thread about them, picture and Id etc. your hydrangea looks good to me.....normal pruning should kep it compact methinks.

Hello folks.  Bright and sunny here but rain in the forecast.  Cut down 3 large lupins right down to ground this morning.  ImpulsIve but they have done their best for this year and a row of lavendars are now taking the spotlight there.  

Paimful when the smilies go again Orchard Lady 

Visit my mum later in hosp......see where we go from here.  My lovely brother made it clear he cannot help..."too busy" .  Told him to clear off.........that was good feeling 

Few birthdays celebrated  today......have fun

 

 

......the good guys

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:46

Did you say cakes yviestevie?  I have heard of john's tours.  the last hellebore from Ashwoods was in 5 litre pot .( should have been 3 litres but I paid quite a lot for it) ..a beautiful simple deep yellow 

cottage garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:36

Susie, you can move them now.  Just ensure yet get good rootball. Keep removing flowered stems back to base to keep plans healthy, young and flowering.  Cuttings too are amazingly easy .....you can get plenty of new plants for next  year

......the good guys

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:24

Yviestevie, Ashwoods have been excellent for me esp re hellebores.  Would love to pay them a visit

Just my luck

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:21

Mike, I would still contact both the police and insurer.  You can still decide or not to make a claim

Life does seem to gang up sometimes.  Best wishes

Huge hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:53

Hiya Stacey.  Good to see you again

You could remove whole stems back to the ground....just the oldest one or two.  A general hack back could mean no flowers for couple of years.  And a mass of shoots.  But you  could then prune these back next summer to encourage flowers for the following year

If you simply remove old flower heads next spring and remove a couple of old stems would you feel happy with its size then for next year?  No loss of flwers then

cottage garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:45

Susie, they need alkaline soil.  Good drainage with reasonable soil quality.  Sunshine too.  Don't crowd them either. 

I suggest you test your soil......if acid pinks won't like that. 

If soil is suitable try growing them to reasonable size before planting out.  A bed of pinks .....which I did once....is great for cut flowers and loads of scent.

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