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Enough is enough

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 00:09

It can be less than 10 miles from north coast to south coast yet hot n sunny on one and misty on the other...again, much like GD.  hence the mild climate this far down 

no rain tomorrow GD.    Supposed to be dry and sunny for us.  Today was supposed to be pretty wet but turned out fine.....never get it right here!  

Was a whisker away from posting a picture of sunny skies again tomorrow just to keep the "cats" at bay  would have been a purrfect retort   But I'm feline better than that ! 

Azalea problem

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 22:41

Yes, the grubs are obvious...curved cream with brown snout or less developed so smaller.  If there they will be in numbers.  Usually concentrated near the centre.  

Azalea problem

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 22:25

Could be old age, vine weevils or any number of diseases Privet.  Usually over watering is noticeable during the winter  and early spring and if you don't think you have overwatered  it prob isnt this reason.

I would be tempted to look at the compost and roots because my sense is you will find weevil grubs.  you will also see if the compost is wet.  At least chances are you will know why it died 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:47

Andy, I leave them outside down here.  

Because they are in pots have some fleece handy when it does get cold.  It is really about the pots freezing.  

But, better still, If you have some spare soil you could submerge the pots as I do.  

The big plus of growing on in pots is that you can plant out in spring exactly where you want them

Last edited: 01 October 2016 21:48:57

Enough is enough

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:28

Ha we both are in god's own country.  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:15

Good luck Andy   I think you will be ok with them 

picked up some bargain bulbs ...been my day for bargains!   Planted out some but also potted the rest.

Enough is enough

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:10

Cornwall raisingirl.   Not far from the coast in far s.w. of the county where frost is pretty unusual and  not too far away and I know that garden well 

Knifophia Rooperi query

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:04

Andy, I grow several knips here...some are day length sensitive.  the popsickles, for example, are early whilst the "glow" series are autumn as, I think, is Rooperi. Toffee Nosed is much earlier

however, planting from 9 cm pots prob does not give a fair indication of how any plant will perform.  Mine are always grown on into a min of 2 litre pots before planting out

I don't think it will make any difference if you cut the spikes off or not so enjoy them now.  Not sure they will grow much taller this year.  They will have all winter to rest anyway 

Enough is enough

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 20:50

Few catty comments!  Dear me 

Funny that!

couldn't be anything to do with digging in masses of compost by any chance?

of course we have rain...plenty of it.  Rained last night.  Nice today. Weather changes so quickly on the coast here.  Point is we prob get more than our fair share of fine warm weather too.  

I think GD would identify very well with the sort of weather here;  similar in many ways 

Last edited: 01 October 2016 20:52:59

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 16:52

It's ok nanny beach.   Dry weather sorted for your  fireworks. 

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