Verdun


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What has eaten my netted gooseberries?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:45

Blackbirds I suspect Suewoo.....if there is any gap at all at soil level they will get in there.     


I was a little lax last year netting my blueberries leaving an opening for a blackbird.  I think....think....I have covered all this time.  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:39

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:29

Roastingly hot day.  no wind.  More of the same to come....even hotter they say.   

Fixing browk plants with selotape

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 13:51

Unlikely to work but a tall support cane in addition to the tape may help.


however, wakeshine, I would cut off the broken stem and hopefully encourage further growth from intact stems.  Apply a balanced fertiliser too if you do this.  .....oh!  And stake the remaining stems now with soft twine and do so in several places.  I grow pretty tall delphiniums that cope well with winds .....they are supported throughout the stems.  

mom plant

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 13:41

Your "mum/mom" plant...chrysanthemum...will not flower for a few weeks yet marsh31.  it is doing exactly what it is supppsed to do, viz., send up lots of foliage and then flower in late summer.  

Phormiums

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 21:14

Fairy 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 21:03

Come on Folks.  Another garden prog....surely it's good isn't it?  


I record Garden Rescue and although there are some "flaws" I enjoy the prog.


charlie being overweight?  Who cares?  She is pleasant, kept me tuned in to Ground Force years ago and forms a nice team with the brothers.  Fun and easy viewing.  

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:58

Hiya Peanuts


you should be able to dig blue boa up and repot.  by the time autumn comes they will be bigger but not sufficiently so to survive a cold winter.  I would pot them up and in a month or so take a couple of cuttings.  You will then have a group to plant out in mid spring.  Sun, sun and sun for agastaches but they will not like drying out too much until established or being crowded by other plants.


be careful though...agastaches can be addictive ! 

Phormiums

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:50

You too Runny 

Phormiums

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:41

Hiya Madeleine


similar to Fairygirl but use a john innes compost if growing in pots.  Although they do require very little maintenance and are reputed to like dry comditions phormiums still need extra watering now and then to look good. 


phormiums when old look tatty.  They will grow large too if left undivided.    To keep their leaves colourful divide every 3 years.  Also remove the oldest foliage in spring with secateurs or, better still with sharp scissors.  A feed in spring is sufficient.  no need to water over winter.  snails love to hide in and eat phormium foliage so watch out for them.

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