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Arum lily - can i split it?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:17

Well, I,would split it right now.  Do it right and you won't lose any flowers.  Saw down the middle and pot or plant immediately.  Water very well and then water as much again next day.Keep moist.  I divide arums often in the summer as they recover quickly 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:13

Hiya KEF.  Gigantea as in Stipa, a tall grass. My patens guanjuato is actually reluctant to make much growth......Just a rosette of leaves right now 

Enjoy your evening sun 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:30

Wot a scorcher    It must be have been extremely hot for you guys further inland. 

Re runner beans I always sow imdoors in trays.  They germinate in a few days.  They then go into cold conservatory to grow on.  Usually when 15 to 20 cm they are planted out and covered with fleece or cloche, depending on temperatures.  This year they have been slow in making growth for reasons Im unsure about.  Different variety.  Quicker growth over past week though.

Proud of my gigantea.......billowing flowers towering above all else. 

Nearly all the dahlias are ready to flower.  Always seems summer when they do.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:55

Hello forkers

Beautiful morning and getting hotter.  91 degrees yesterday.......lovely.  (or was it 19 ha ha )

Damp this morning because of heavy mists.......snails and slugs would have enjoyed that.  Steam rising from my garage roof.  

Hope everybody enjoys his/her day 

yew-looking-unhealthy

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:41

Yews domt really like it too wet or too claggy, in my opinion.  They domt take to being tramsplanted either.  Moved many conifers but have lost a couple of Taxus/yews.  I wouldn't water for a while.  

Tomatoes and fungus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:19

If in doubt contact the manufacturer but I too think its simply as fidget suggests.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:15

Lily, you are my favourite   All for me?  

unhappy plants

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:12

I wonder Peanuts if your rozanne is growing in wet ground?  My own plants are mound forming. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:29

Nice Lesley.  For some reason most of my lupins  are blue.  

Tempted to go for some I saw at Chelsea......some wonderful new varieties now. 

Netting for carrot

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:26

Fleece is the ideal thing for carrot fly. You can keep it in place all summer if you want to.  Keep it fairly loose to enable unfettered growth though. 

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