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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:52

Dove out galavanting again   Looks lovely there ....glad you had good day

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:44

Hottest day so far.   And I had to spend a lot of it cleaning out a flat, painting, repairing etc.  

Just taken my dog onto the Towans and it's so relaxingly warm, quiet and lovely.  Coming in I was accosted by cherry pie fragrance of the heliotropes planted by the door.  Lovely 

Think I heard temps of 82 for tomorrow???  

Neighbour brought me in some sweet peas.usually grow them but forgot to plant mine out at the time so missing out this year.  She confessed she called to look at my dierama Guinevere which has glowed over past two days. (she's a bit of a nosey Parker though as well as a bit of a gossip ). Think she took a shine to my emerging agastaches  So she has a little bit of class I guess 

 

 

......the good guys

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:47

Here it is folks.....where to add the "good guys" 

fuschia leaves turned brown

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:43

Have you watered it well?

When planted did you soak the rootball maggienewgardener?  Did you loosen any roots?  Did you notice if it was rootbound?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:40

Sorry Bekkie.  Well overwhelmed with rain over the winter but I must say most days.....touch wood.......are pretty good.

Being near the coast misty damp comditions .....as like last night....help with watering.

I remember Mr Edd.  Amazing to learn that horse could actually talk.  Apparently hours and hours of contact with horse whisperers, etc., behind the scenes enabled Mr Edd to actually have conversations with humans.  Who would believe that? 

planting between shaped bushes on a fence (tall structural plant ideas please)

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:31

Ah snowdrop, you already have bonariensis I see.....

I grow salvia guaranitica and salvia uliginosa.  Both are tall long flowering blue plants. However, there is a big difference......uliginosa requires more moisture.  If,your ground  is moisture retentive or you can add water occasionally, this is a mighty attractive plant.  Blue flowers with white tips, graceful, erect and easy.  Guaranitica has vsrieties with darker or lighter blues but grows in dried soils.  

Acomitums are worth checking out too.....I grow a couple of varieties.  My fav is Stainless Steel with lovely blue flowers.  Aconitums are bushy long flowerimg perennials that thrive in a little shade.  

Consider though grasses there..     Tall grasses like Calamagrostis Karl foerster or vsrieties of miscanthus will add drama, impact, flowers and movement for you

buddleja buzz

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:21

I have just one buzz...ivory.  Planted last autumn.  Already about 4' tall and about to flower.  Have no definite idea what it will be like ultimately but I grow it as a shrub that will be marginally smaller (to half size)  than the usual buddleia varieties.  

However, I will prune hard back in autumn and expect a bigger bush next year but still smaller and mkre compact than usual varieties

I grow buzz in poor soil but I understand it needs more nutrients than normal but I will not add feed unless it's clear that it needs it.

. Don't  think it will be a suitable pot plant, where it will need a lot of feeding, and should be in the ground.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:06

Morning folks.  In for a real scorcher.

 Watered everything in pots.  

That food looks so good Dove.  Far better than my porridge ....got my own blackcurrants with it too though 

Busy today....no gardening but did cut lawns cut last night. Will pass a favourite nursery later but will definitely not be stopping to buy anything.  Still have plants in pots without homes.........

Hope you all enjoy your day 

planting between shaped bushes on a fence (tall structural plant ideas please)

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 00:18

The obvious,plant.....verbena bonariensis.  What better? 

powdery mildew on polemonium

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 00:16

Keep plants moist....don't let,them dry out and stress. ,asters,polemoniums and others     are prone to mildew in hot humid weather.  Some vsrieties are more resistant,than others,,for example, in the aster family so check out those reputed to be better.  Monardas too....some will always get mildew whilst others may not.

For me, treatment is the same.....cut back every stem to base,  spray with fungicide, feed and water well.  Then another good  watering next day then a mulch.  

Scabious is susceptible too. To avoid mildew I cut back ..late Chelsea chop I guess....before signs of it if I can and this energises the plant to produce fresh foliage quickly and flowers in a few weeks. 

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