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Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:07

Shelley, you will probably meed to spray 3 times during the summer.  Look for other regrowth and spray again.

Pruning Conifer Hedge

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:03

now is a good time Meomye.  Ideally, prune a dry hedge (obviously) but just before rain.  

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:59

Dave. I understand that.  Pruning done correctly tramsforms roses and many other plants. 


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:57

Glorious day again. esp in the garden.  Got in some dwarf kniphofias today.  Never grown them before so it will be interesting to see how they develop. 

Drooping Osteospermums

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:24

It may be over watering Homelovinggirl.  Osteospermums like it hot and dry and have sharp drainage.  Apart from initial watering at planting time mine are hardly ever watered (in the ground)

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:18

Designing a new border.  Planning plant combinations, using new plants, etc


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:20

Dont know where you are John but drying out and over watering would cause this.  Did you simply take it outdoors from being inside without hardening off?

i grow several pelargoniums and yellow leaves occur anyway now and then.  I just pick them off.  Pelargoniums do not like dead or dying leaves around them.  More because of neglect, my plants do dry out a little too much at times but a good watering resuscitates them...this does create a few yellow leaves too

i grow pelargoniums outside too...they generally do better outside in the summer.....with some kept there over winter.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:14

When you say "good pruning" make it sound like a good beating Tracey .....and they haven't "come back yet" what exactly do you mean ?  

I prune very hard in spring without problems.  Do your plants have any shoots at all?

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:11

I have a birthday in September..  Thought I would give you all time to save up for nice pressie.

Plant ID

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:09

In a nutshell the reason why these "bargain" packs should be ignored

Just received a plant today that I intend to divide into at least 6 units.  £7 including delivery!  Next year they will each be the equal to the plant received today.

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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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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