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Latest posts by Verdun

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:30

You did better than I did break.

My illumination pink lasted 18 months....beautiful non stop flowers all summer.  Meant to divide in autumn but forgot .  Think the wet winter did for them   My feeling is they are more biennial than perennial but if divided annually and potted will be "perennial" that way 

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:25

Sorry punkdoc.  My photography skills are not up to standard here.  Will post something from my phone but I am looking for decent camera 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:12

You can rely on me Dove. ,leave keys to your convertible though, ok?  

You paint a wpnderful picture there Dove.....birdsong and hedgehog poo all over,the garden.   Have fun.  

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:07

Some artistic folks on this  thread ..........beautiful pics 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:05

I grow both the pale blue and dark blue patens....love em both.  

Deutzia mont Rose......just realised its not mont blanc ......is looking superb right now. At this time of year the star in the garden changes daily 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:01

Morning everyone.

As Im sure it is with you the sun is already very warm   And lots more to come

Not kept up to date properly so it seems a bad thread is about.  Will check,it out but I hope nobody is hurt by it. The forum is so strong now it can withstand any odd spot of bother.

Will take my mum to see her friend in hospital later .....will cheer both of them up 

Enjoy the summer folks 

Where's my tidy gene?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:56

Do things as necessary...pruning, for example, after flowerimg enables jobs to be done individually.  Also if done annually pruning is easy amd quick.  

I tend to do stuff in a frenzy.........whizz around the lawns, staking,weeding, everything is done fast.  

Mulching is a great way to minimise weeding.  Pinching out plants, doing the so called Chelsea chop, etc., enables plants to be grown without the work of staking. Hoeing in the veg patch on a dry ....best on sunny...day quickly eradicates weeds.  

Grow perennials instead of annuals.....much less work and more economical. 

Not a once a week blitz guy.......

peach curl

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:46

Morning Rebecca

Yes, that's the way to do it......sounds ideal 

Keeping tree pruned from the start, to encourage fruiting spurs and controlling growth makes it easier to protect from,peach leaf curl.  

peach curl

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:42

Peach lead curl is caused by a fungus........however, if you can keep rain off in spring and early summer you will avoid it.  Easy for a small bush or a fan trained one where a cover can be attached to fhe wall/fence at this time.  Ideally grow in a greenhouse.  

Susie, a 3 metre tree will be difficult to protect.  

I grow 2 varieties in pots ....currently in GH and free from peach leaf curl now.  I think they will now be safe to put outside 

I will read Dave's link posted above myself 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:27

Had to have several lagers to cool down.  Wot a scorcher today and still very warm

I hope everybody is now in the land of nod 

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