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Mulching

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:30

Got some old underpants Mike 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:26

Morning forkers

chilly, breezy but sunny and dry After overnight rain.  Cold week at times but nothing like rest of the country I think 

expecting hydrangea Kyushu today.....poss Tom.  Will check tracking.

have good day everyone 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 21:02

You sayin I'm lyin?  I resemble that remark 

2014

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:22

Amazing lady Marion 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:19

oky doky ...drinks all round.  Wasn't I clever to,place that bet?   

Geraniums/Cranesbills.

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:16

Woody, a mass planting of Roseanne will be superb.  Roseanne grows large for me here.......one plant spreads makes a 6 to 8' wide mound of flowers all summer every year.  Get hackonechloa with it too for contrasting colour, form and movement.

nice thread Mike

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:09

Yippee!  I've won 

Problem

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:08

can you replace with new brick wall lavender Lass?  prob cheaper and quicker than odd repairs

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:01

I think pixie will go out.  Just put a £500 bet on it.  Bet I don't win 

Overwintering pelargoniums-how often to water?

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 19:33

I grow a conservatory full of pelargoniums.....don't know why cos they aren't a real favourite of mine.  lots of colour but no form.

watering?  I watered this morning.  not too much but they were dry.  their weight is a give away on this too. doesn't get too cold here although temps will be around 2 or 3 tonight and the conservatory is double glazed but unheated.  In a warm room they will need regular watering.  

My regime is to cut hard back in September.  Every flower and most every leaf.  Stems cut hard.  Cuttings then available.  I watered well then.  Regrowth is rapid but compact and the result is tidy mounds of plants ready to burst into flower early in spring.

I also overwinter pelargoniums in a cold greenhouse. ..even a few outside.  Depending on the winter they often survive. 

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Serious reminder folks....

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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