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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:03

Looks like the beautiful weather is right across the country . No wind and very warm.  

divided a large phormium Cream Delight...2 planted;1 potted. Ditto with miscanthus.

pittosporum Silver Queen planted...gradually filling new border.  

Feeding hedgehogs

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 15:57

Nice  to see you Tetley 

soil type

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 12:18 will grow in water.  Used to grow it in my pond.  Take it out though over winter 

aquatic soil not for lobelia unless in a pond.  

My advice would be to pot it/them up, water well and keep in the gh until spring.  Used to sell masses of these...divide, pot up,   overwinter and away they go in spring. 

Poorly Blueberry plant

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 12:14

Iamweedy, yes...a couple of mine too.  Brilliant red but I think the above is more to do with the waterlogging and resulting stress 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:18

Glorious morning.

few vapour trails to add contrast! 

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:10

Lady?......ladeeeeeeeee?  Aint no lady musher.  (Memo to myself...must deepen my voice today and not wear those high heels again ! )

6''1" plus and 14 stones makes me a big ladeeeeee 

Last edited: 31 October 2016 08:13:50

Rudbeckia Sunbeckia.

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:08

Morning Sunbird

I found this to be more of an annual....

dig it up, pot it and keep in the gh over winter.  Remove flowered stems 

how can I get rid of an unwanted yucca

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:05

Thanks for the info homebird.  I have warned often enough not to grow this dangerous plant.  Maybe, maybe, more will take notice now 

you will have to dig again homebird..3' is rarely enough 

Poorly Blueberry plant

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:45


those leaves will drop off soon but, surprise, surprise,  I think the waterlogging is the cause.  Possibly a bacterial problem because the plant was stressed.   

i would take the plants out of those pots...when the leaves have fallen....and check the compost for signs of vine weevil grubs.  

I would also freshen the sign of chlorosis so I guess you used ericaceous compost.  

Make sure your drainage is good..I know you drilled more holes but are they big enough? 

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:26

Well said musher

i enjoy others' gardens when I see the delight on their owners' faces   

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