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"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 23:57

Only ever had one true blue penstemon........beautifully true blue.  However it was a weak plant.  I don't think a true blue is available yet in a robust penstemon.  True Blue penstemon is far from that or Heavenly Blue 

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 23:54

Peach leaf curl is not a soil problem Mike.

Star Shaped Peg that you may not get fruit this year but feed it, mulch if and water it this summer.  Spray with Bordeaux mix EARLY next year and repeat during the spring.  Cover if you can.  Hopefully your tree will reward you next year 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 23:47

Well Flora,,you don't want it to stay as it is so you need to do something more.  I would do as Darren has third on all stems.  You have fed and mulched already. ,keep it well watered over the summer too.

To fig or not to fig?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 21:23

Go on then, have one Pegletbee 

always best not to let young fruit trees fruit.  Figs are pretty robust so you should be fine.  Keep it fed and well watered whilst in a pot


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:30

Wait a while.  Maybe leaves are gone but not the root system

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:09

Mimosa Dealbata

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:07

Hiya Moe,

no it will grow in any soil. ,good drainage though.  You can trim it but not too much.  Down here it's very fast growing.  

Is your plant in a cold place?

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:01

Can't grow it Marco.......shame cos it's something I would love to have 

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:58

Now you really have lost me Chrissy.  I think we are prob saying same thing...viz., we can and do grow runners in same place. 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:55

Yviestevie, I confess to digging it up and potting it.  It should have been ok though because I had only planted it a few weeks before lifting.  It was in wrong place.

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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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