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Any one planted out their runners?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:40

My beans are planted out......prob about 60 cm tall.  If night temps are still low where you are folks.......lower than 8 degrees...I would wait a few days before planting out.  Acclimatise them though by putting them outside during the day

Salix Tree

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:36

Possibly its on the shady side of the tree...?   My jap willow looked a little like that a few weeks back, viz., it was leafing up on the sunny side only.  When I went to look more closely there were buds about to open.  Now it's fine.

carol, are there any buds at all?  Perhaps a cold draught to thst side of your tree?  Any sign of pests?

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:43

Pansies are dangerous though........


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:38

Not sure, in the real world, they are called Mr and Mrs Yvie Stevie. 


Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:26

Well, for me, yes it is knotweed.  


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:16

Too late Fairy.....I'm in the queue 

not much sun....none really...but it's warm and pleasant.

 Planted out echinacea Vintage Wine, heliotrope arborescens Chatsworth, (by path where its cherry pie will scent the air) dahlias Star Child (division from last year) and Clare de lune, and potted on hosta Fire and Ice (I divided earlier this year) into terracotta pot.  Also planted out arctotis its grey foliage as well as the flowers.

ooooooo!  Sun IS coming out......yippee

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:06

Shock!  Horror!  I would dig up those bluebells......give them away or plant them in an area where they can flourish and not invade your ornamental garden Turnipfarmer.  And get rid of feverfew.....seeds everywhere.

Wallflowers yellowing?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 12:23

Yes, sounds like your wallflowers are too wet Sasiki.  Wallflowers like if dry and not too rich soil. Rust wont worry your plants.

Its time to replace your wallflowers anyway now.........drill holes to ensure good drainage and plant something for the summer 

Autumn flowering wallflowers

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:28

Morning Espee

not tried Sugar Rush but considered doing so.  For me wallflowers are about late winter and spring flowering.  Seed will need to be sown asap.

wallflowers all year round?  There are perennial varieties.bowles mauve, for example, thst flower throughout the summer



Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:22

Hello Forkers.  Overcast but warm.  Will get arctotis, agastache and dahlias planted later.

Hosta, that huge hot bed of cannas and dahlias sounds impressive.  You're Building something pretty special there I think 

not seeing too many slugs and snails right now ....I make the occasiomal night time torch and salt journey but not a great "crop" .  It's ok, I'll make do with pasta. 

Enjoy your day everybody 


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