Latest posts by Verdun

Mildew on my scabious

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 21:17

Better to grow them to avoid mildew in the first place though 

Panicum virgatum

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 21:15

They are warm season grasses gregorivich meaning they are later in growth and flower.  Still time.  mine have made good growth but it is much warmer here.  Patience I think but are they in the warmest parts of your garden? 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 17:00

Been pretty good ....dry, part cloud part sun..but now it is HOT.  

Mildew on my scabious

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 16:54

Those troughs need to hold some water linzijayne.  It sounds like your troughs are a tad too well draining for scabious.  Don't worry your scabious WILL grow again so be brave and cut back hard 

Planting in 3s - spacing

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 16:51

3 lavendars in a group?   plant about 20 cm apart in a triangle.  Always plant in odd numbers....evenslook odd. 

Some plants are best in groups but I think "advisors" are sometimes a bit naughty.  Many perennials....most perennials...grow large and do so quickly.  In 3 years heleniums for example need dividing as they usually are big.

pokhim, read up on your plants, your soil and your conditions.  You will learn how they grow and how big and how fast.  I grow some plants in groups but mostly they are single large specimens.  Don't be tempted into buying everything in 3' 2 years those plants can be divided and planted out again as a group if you want 

My flowers ..

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 16:31

"Never" is always here in Cornwall. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 16:30

Imperata Red Baron 

hazel, love that gaura. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 15:35

Looks congested I know but this is actually quite a large area and all those plants are well spaced.  An easy space too ......about 10 large hellebores are nestling in there too. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 15:21

Grasses have flowers too....this is P. Villosum.  It will get more floriferous week by week

Mildew on my scabious

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 15:04

Exactly right Hortum.   

Using mpc doese not help either......I suspect this is what you used linzijane!    A good john innes (number3 in this case) would be far better.  I would add dried the compost too and be sure to keep up with the watering   

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