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Plant problems

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:55

I think you have lily beetle there Jordan.  Either look closely at your plants for them and squash them..bright red, you can't miss them.....or spray with insecticide.

I need hugs too....

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:40

For biting the punishment has to be severe.  I remember being sent to bed for eating the ears of brother's gingerbread man.....actually went through the packet and ate  all the ears of all the gimgerbread men.  That was only last year!   Learned my lesson though.......

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:32

Plugs of perennials not for me.  ESP those variety bumper packs.  Always better to buy plants you,really want and for flowering now. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:29

Hiya fidget.  Never done them from seed....not enough patience....but plants get 3 or 4 feet high and as much across, although quite erect ( stake mine).  I would give them 3' spacing.

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:19

For me lupins are at their best in second and third years then best discarded.  I often keep them for 2 years and then divide them after their flowerimg in July.  

Delphiniums,,if kept slug free, seem to improve over 4 or 5 years and then decline.

Unhappy Brachyglottis

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:16

Sounds like its dry. Not really a pot plant....I would put it in the ground. Any chance of,that al26?

Usually I remove yellow flowers on grey plants but on this, senecio sunshine, I keep them.  They are now opening for me here and they are a great for this time of the year. 

They do tend to brown on the lower leaves and benefit by pruning quite hard after flowerimg.  Keeps them compact, bushy and attractive.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:08

Glad your mum is okish Punkdoc.  So now enjoy Glastonbury.  

Got another baptisia today....gentian blue flowers in late spring, lovely.  Echinacea Hot Papya cos I lost mine in a frenzy to move it in the middle of last summer and an unusual looking white osteospermum, quite different to those I already grow. Got them cheap too......

Another scorchio day, and still is. ,

Now to decide where to place my new plants...........

white flowering plants

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:00

White flowers......leucanthemums.....broadway lights is y avourite but there are lots of varieties now.  Gaura corries gold....with lovely white and green foliage amd delicate butterfly flowers. Echinacea White Swan, Anemome Wild Swan, acteas provide scented white flowers in late summer, argyranthemums, white flowered Baptisi, wjite osteospermums, white dahlia's, white pinks, white Potentillas, white jasmine, white Achilleas, white campanulas, white hellebores, white lupins, delphiniums, white geraniums, white astilbes, white astrantias, white scabious.......etc.  I grow all of these.

White is not everyone's choice but I like it

Fruit trees, to prune or not to prune

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 08:22

Peter, can you cordon or espalier train the apples?  However, depending on variety (not tip bearing) you can prune back later this month.  The idea is to create short spurs by summer pruning.  I will be doing this in early August.

Is your cherry on dwarf rootstock?  How high is it?  

I need hugs too....

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 08:17

Sorry David, Suarez will leave Liverpool.  Thus latest incident will deter some bidders but he will go to Spain or Italy 

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