Verdun


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How to grow lavender from posti plugs/mini plug plants

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 16:10

Apart from possibly those echinacea plugs a1154.  Don't plant them yet though. 

Swanley Village nursery

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 16:08

Add to "the good guys" thread GD 

Garden Sounds

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:44

Whispering miscanthus in late summer.   Endless banks of it  by the river locally create a magical sound.    

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:40

Thoughts are with Dove and Wonky tomorrow.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:29

Dilemma today....being treated to a meal later but need not to miss out on lunch so got early lunch in before an hour or so in the garden.  since it is free I need to make space for a very large helping 


rain threatens every now and then but it is dry, very warm and mostly sunny. ,


planted lupins, dahlias, kniphofia, cosmos xanthos a couple of salvias and mulched to complete another border.  It should rain so planting will be well watered in 


Geum keenbutgreen is popping down to build me a pergola like theirs and all for free  so I am very excited 

Choysia Aztec Pearl

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:20

Hiya Penelope


I wonder if it's too dry there.  


choisyas like it dry but to get it establshed it needs watering.......??

Dahlia / chocolate cosmos advice

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:58

Andy, yes start watering.  Depends on the size of your tubers but I would concentrate on producing a large Bishop of Llandaff by further potting on info a 3 litre pot before planting out.  I have some in 5 litre and 10 litre pots


your  choc cosmos?  it is more tender than dahlias if anything but treated much the same


Bishop of York .....prob you need to be patient a while yet.  make sure compost is not bone dry but when you see first signs of growth water a little.  A cold frame is fine as it will be for llandaff  and choc cosmos.

How to grow lavender from posti plugs/mini plug plants

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:48

Lauriebeth, I would put them outside now.  Keep them in those pots until you see roots appearing.  Then pot on again.  I would expect them to be very much bigger by mid summer.  


If you think it will be frosty overnight drape a fleece over them.  


your lavendar will not enjoy being in the gh now 


if your plants have filled a 1 litre pot by the end of August I would plant them out 


a lavendar hedge is lovely.  I have a 40' edging to my veg patch....the smell when in full flower is "scentsational". .......oops!  I'll get my coat 

Leaf damage/ weed killer- multiple plants

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:27

Ah well!  PP has said it all . I think she is spot on and your plants are big enough to survive.  The dangers of "drift" are real.  A still day but the use of a board is advisable too.  Spray low and targetted very carefully 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:21

Rain overnight but pleasant today.  Mainly overcast but sunny now and feeling humid ....plants will love it 


might need some of your sun cream GWRS. 

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