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What to do after daffs?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:21

Morning Caral, a dose of fertiliser.....granular organic like fish old n bone r chicken pellets would be advisable too.  Maybe consider achillea too there....they do well in impoverished soil, grow quickly and vigorously.  Nice feathery foliage and long flowering


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:12

Hello forkers

Damp, overcast and grey 

Helston Flora Day it's wet.  I might look in later,but it's so congested over there.  Supposed to be drier after lunch.

clarington, weekend is only one more day after today so chin up 

MrsG, glad ??ou are,looking forwarwro work today.  

Oh, come on Orchid know ??ou will take the kids in 

Overnight rain has boosted growth and, although would have preferred another sunny day, it all looks fresh, green and clean out there.  

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 23:52

Epsom salts is not harmful to humans....wIll not damage,leaves or fruit.

Feed with fish blood n bone Beechtree.  Or seaweed spray.  But Epsom salts is a feed in itself.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 23:35

Best close this thread now.

It was a very unsavoury experience and best forgotten now

What to do after daffs?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 23:33

Caral,  mix them up.  See which plants do well there.  Have variety there

limestone pea gravel

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 22:53

2 threads here on same subject.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:10

I know,what you mean MrsG.  A plant just clung on to me today too....

limestone pea gravel

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:08


Could you not use a membrane at all?  Save your money and sImply buy ericaceous compost or acid bark chips......special bark chips for acid plants?  

I HATE that membrane with a vengeance.  It isnt the solution to all weeds...weeds will root into it.....and it creates a sterile poor dead soil.  You cannot move plants easily and it looks AWFUL.

Plant your acid lovers and top dress with a living soil.  It will look great and will be better for your plants 

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:00

Hi Jim

Almost  got caught out myself this year.  Just a touch of peach leaf curl but I got away with it.

I would feed your tree, not spray ...Bordeaux doesnt do a lot for me.....and try to keep your peaches.  You will lose your peaches anyway if the bush decides it cannot cope.

Keep removing those leaves but can ??ou cover your bush for next few weeks?  I find that peach leaf curl is not a problem during the summer.  Maybe the leaves are more resilient.  (?) 

I would clear away fallen leaves and mulch with compost ....would also spray with Epsom salts.   


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:52

Nice choices MrsG.  And helictotrichon is a lovely grass.  Dont let it get overwhelmed by vigorous plants.  It's best standing tall over smaller things.

Busy day......but planted out agastache  Summer Glow this evening.  It now has a foreground of blue linum, berberis atro nana,  salvia Amistad behind and eryngium Jade Frost next to the common but delightfully silver curry plant.  

When my agastaches are at their best I will post pictures to show why I like them so much 

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