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Latest posts by Verdun

Is this powdery mildew on my Monarda Mohawk?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 23:24

Oh yes Rosie.

monardas are,highly prone to mildew.  Good moisture retemtive soil is essemtial I think.

mildew weakens the plants for sure.

spray with fungicide...plant and pot.

Advice please :-)

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:58

Evening Jo

if mine, I would remove flower buds and pinch back.   now it's about building plants for next year.  

early in spring pot on again....they will grow fast then.   Mid spring you will have plants to flower all summer

Dying Dicentra

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:34

Yes,,time of the year I'm afraid.

put a short cane or two crossing the plant to remind you it's there.  It will shoot again in    spring. 

Newly planted Hydrangea

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:07

Hiya M Fent

I would remove those flowers....shame I know but it will help build your plant for next year

it sounds like a paniculata you have a label with it?

Seaside grass

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 11:07


How about phormiums?  Dazzler is a neater low growing sort.

carex buchannii should do well there too...upright, foxy brown and evergreen. A similar shade but mounded habit is Comans Bronze...for me it never needs watering

stipa tennuissima and arundinacea should do well

elymus magellanicus I find does well in well drained soils in sun.


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:55

Whilst we have another wet day the south east is set for a scorcher.....90 degrees!  

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Chicky.  Sent you a pm

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 22:23

Whatever the reason or cause that rosemary is not recoverable. Replace it asap and use the space for something attractive


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 16:24

Andrea photinias, in my experience, will do just that.  From thriving shrubs mine deteriorated and died.

you will be advised to cut back, to feed to water etc., and you can try this but your shrub looks poorly to me.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 16:18

Prob watering of some sort Jan.....over or under.  Acers will need regular moisture if in a pot.  

If a very small plant and you have put it in a large pot it will not do well.  Small plant small pot.  

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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