Verdun


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Cosmos problems

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:46

I always grow a few cosmos specifically to be very large and tall plants for a long autumn display.  


Denying all flower buds, pinching back, and potting on eventually into 3 or 5 litre pots will produce   5' or even 7' tall plants that will need supports...like delphiniums.....with flowers from late August onwards.  Or tie them to a trellis or fence or wires for a spectacular display 


bit different.  Bit of fun 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:37

Girls, girls, girls......it's because


you have all put on MASSES of weight.  

My flowers ..

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:08

Persicaria OrangeField, canna Tropicanna Black and canna Durban behind....both will flower profusely until late autumn here 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 07:36

Forecast to be 32 (90 Fahrenheit) in places here today.....no doubt even hotter where some of you are .  Too hot even for me 


hopefully coastal breezes should keep temps to less than 25.  

My grubby hands

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 00:22

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 23:16

Yes Mark, Got Heavenly Blue and a few others but all have purple rather than true blue.


I grew a beautiful blue called Eileen Grenfell...if I remember correctly. wonderful blue. it survived the winter but new growth was weak, flowers were smaller and plant fizzled out. Also grown 'True Blue" and another but disqppointed with colour 


had I known I would have taken cuttings in its first year.


it will be interesting to see how yours goes Mark 

My grubby hands

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 23:04

Wot? 

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:16

Thanks Mark.  


I have yet to find a true blue reliably perennial penstemon.  I have tried several "true" blue over the years but all seem to have a weak second year constitution.  How long have you had yours?  


( I grow numerous bkue flowered plants so would be interested in your reply) 

Fuschias

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:53

I am sure they were June.  


you could cut them down and spray with a fungicide but I would ditch them and replace with a pelargonium 

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My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:47

It is a form of salvia patens aym.....a giant form.  Tenner?  Ha ha . True the spell checker changed my word but you got the info 

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