Verdun


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cosmos,

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 12:19

Ha ha Kitty, cosmos want to grow as tall as possible so regular pinching will divert energy from growth to flowers.  

For a bit of fun last year I allowed one cosmos plant to just grow by removing all buds.  I used a 8' bamboo cane to support it.  It was tucked in behind a shrub and looked "interesting" as flowers eventually tumbled over it.  I guess it could make a climber if tied in to a fence or wall.......might try that . Anyone done this? 

fruit tree protection

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 12:11

No bookmaster.  weather is warming now.  

Espaliers and cordons have extra wall protection....reflected heat from the wall....so yours will be fine.  If yours are anything like mine we are in for a bumper crop 

fleece flapping around, should wind occur, will damage blossom anyway 

SNOOKER!!!!!!

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 21:34

online Linda.  Check it out.  For me its nostalgia ...as a child in Australia 

Red Robin unwell.

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 21:06

Snails perhaps but not slugs I think Patricia plus various caterpillars at times 

Red Robin unwell.

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:55

The "cold spell" is unlikely to affecf your nematodes Patricia.  The important thing with nematodes is to water them well in after application to wash them into the soil.  Then to keep ground moist for a few days. 

SNOOKER!!!!!!

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:41

The BBC are not listening to us, petition or no petition.  

Anyone have the figures for numbers of gardeners versus snooker fans? 

I will be watching gardening Australia anyway 

Red Robin unwell.

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:38

vine weevils seem partial to photinias Patricia....I would be tempted to apply either provado or nematodes...not both 

photinias are fickle and seem to suffer an awful lot from leaf problems and die back.  

Try a gentle prune back to buds if you can, a balanced fertiliser like fish blood and bone (I think bonemeal is over rated and useless as a top dressing) a good watering and then a thick mulch. 

Hellebores

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:32

We can grow some tender stuff here GD and despite ever decreasing space my demand for more and more plants is increasing. 

Enjoy the plant conservation group 

Boarder

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:21

Post a picture Mex plus, is it warm there?  what sort of soil....alkaline, acid, heavy, light? 

Hellebores

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:18

I have a similar situation with local nursery.....we swap plants now and then GD.  

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