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Splitting Heucheras

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:03

I regularly divide Heucheras......anytime almost is ok except for depths of winter.  Heucheras seem to rise out of the ground so deep planting divided portions grow away well.  I cut all woody pieces back now too.  

Vine weevil?  I routinely water with vine weevil control every year.....twice a year, spring and autumn.  A simple test is to gently pull the plants.  If they resist being pulled up they are prob vine weevil free. If they come away without roots hunt and destroy vine weevils and sift through the soil.  And still treat the soil even if apparently clean.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 18:56

Don't encourage Fairy to wave her wand......I've experienced some bad effects for dissing her.  For me Fairy is such a wonderful, kind, lovely human being 

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 18:50

I " harden" everything unless already grown outside or bought during the summer. ,for example, heleniums...tough as old boots.....arrived today but they will be accustomed to outside  conditions here in Cornwall for a few days before planting out. I think it makes a big difference as plants dont  then suffer a check to their growth.  I too bought hostas recently but they were potted up and grown indoors for a couple of weeks.  Hostas are now outside and look good and strong.

No disadvantage to hardening off.....well worth the extra effort 

Trachelospermum jasminoides turned yellow

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:13

First thought is waterlogging......we will all see some damage by all that rain over winter I think.

I would check the pot for wetness and pest (vine weevil) and if fine I would  leave it for couple of weeks ...it's getting warmerand drier.....and when you see new shoots trim off old leaves and feed

Osteospermum problem

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:08

Or, you could pin those spreading stems into the ground....nick them first ...and still cut back a little.  They will readiy form new plants and thicken out beautifully

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:27

Sprig2

Yes, morning glory is very cold sensitive, let alone frost sensitive.  It needs warmth until season has warmed up considerably. Sorry but pleased you picked up on my deliberate mistake. ......er 

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:24

Hiya newboy

I just drape fleece lightly over peas .....pegging down corners tostoop blowing away. I only grow early peas.  Covering them in early May for 3 or 4 weeks prevents 

Pea moth spoiling my peas.  As I understand it, the pea moth will lay eggs on leaves and flowers in late spring.  After that fleece can be removed.

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:14

Not an exciting prog.....seems like I'm watching master chef or something. 

Nothing to learn so far from it.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:10

MrsGarden

I posted several pics last summer.    Will post again this summer if only to show off my agastaches, salvias. Etc.   ...oh! And the grasses of course    Always a little "shy" (ah! ) about posting pics but I realise we all like to share our gardens here so definitely will do that 

Chicky, Moreheim and sahins were good for me too last year.....will be cutting back this spring, prob late May, to encourage sturdier plants. 

Turtle99 and Magnolia.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:01

Yes, Epsom salts is a great tonic.  A neighbour had problems with winter flowering cherries and I applied Epsom salts.  Magnesium deficiency I thought. ,amazing transformation and now she uses Epsom salts annually.

Epsom salts for tomatoes too and many other plants.. ....mild ..chlorosis on lupins, for example.

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