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lawns

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:47

Bit late to deal with them now I,think but soon you could apply nematodes to control them (chafers, I mean not badgers)

Used to use a lawn grub killer in the autumn but now it is banned but was very effective.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:43

Marmalade and baked beans Woody?  Ha ha 

Hello! First Q. What's eaten my Anemone de Caen ?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:41

Hello Onion and welcome 

I have a sneaky feeling it might be voles.....or similar.  Mice?  Perhaps going for the moisture in the stems.  

I had a few tulips like that.  Looked as if someone had called overnight with a pair of secateurs.  I had a spate of such happening a few years ago and caught several small mice.  However, I decided to live and let live.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:22

Morning folks.  Still bright but rain last night.

MRsG, still a few wallflowers to dig up but loads to plant out.

Most of the plants I use are those I have propagated myself.....usually take cuttings, divisions, etc of new plants so I have plenty of stock available.  

That Geum Baked Beans sounds good Woody.   Never grown trilliums though.  Must check them out.  

Hope weather stays fine for all your plans everyone. 

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:15

Scott, check out Elke.  Little bit different. 

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:47

Depends if they are small bare root plants.  Often these take most of the summer to do anything.  Always best bought as potted plants in my opinion.

However,,if I divide my own plants they grow fast and flower well ....then they are vigorous.  

 

Dahlias

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:41

Planting out some of mine from large pots.  However it's not too late....grow them  in small pots and keep potting on before planting out

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:37

Ah!  In pots yes to watering but it's not a plant I have ever grown in a pot.  Always grown this in sunniest, driest spot without any watering.  It gets leggy v quickly and looks better grown hard.  

I would get them into the ground if you can

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:12

Cistus simply resent being moved.  They are short lived too.  I would take cuttings if possible.  For me, they are plants that should never be watered

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:07

Been nice today.  17 degrees I think but felt warmer.  However, raining now

Cut lawns in anticipation of rain.  Planted out agastaches Blue Boa, Sangria, Heatwave and Summer Glow.  Also euphorbia Tasman Tiger behind Heuchera Chocolate Ruffles.  Echinacea Marmalade, a couple of dahlias, salvia Patens, sedum Postie's Pride, Heleniums, and salvia Uliginosa.   Rain should settle them in beautifully.  

Good news re my niece.  Went for interview on Wednesday for junior accountancy  position and today offered the job.  £500 a month increase on her current position and the office overlooks the sea.  Very pleased for her.  

Considering an offer to participate as a volunteer giving debt advice.  Difficult finding time at mo as need to get my sunbathing in too 

Dove, so sorry to hear about your son's car.  Pity the law is so lenient.

Hope everyone has a good weekend 

 

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