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Unthrifty Eryngiums

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 11:00

Eryngiums are dying down now;   Just normal.  they seem to do this  earlier than a lot of other perennials but it is nearing autumn time .  Got couple of different vsrieties and they are all "dead" looking.  I cut off dying foliage and await new growth in spring. 

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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:12

Thanks fishy 

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:02

Agree with Lyn.

Granular fertilisers generally take a few weeks before plants can absorb them.  Organic more so. the blood element in fish blood and bone though provides nitrogen quite quickly

Sometimes I will lightly autumn feed hellebores but really after flowering is feeding time 

phormiums

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 08:03

Morning Cangrandmafixit the thread is "grasses" .

 Just checked....on page 3 of "grasses" 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 07:56

Hello FORKERS 

Glorious sunny morning.   So warm 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:12

Steve, that's my boat 

phormiums

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:01

White grasses?  Miscanthus variegatus .....have posted pics...is a tall then fountain like white variegated  grass.  For me the whitest tall grass and is a favourite  of mine  

For a shorter grass Arrhenatherum bulbosum is superb over winter into summer.  Very white clean erect bright plant .

Hydrangea help!

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:55

And water well in the growing season. Hydrangeas look so much better with good moisture supply.

A generous early spring feed and thick organic mulch will help provide good large flowers and healthy foliage

Delay pruning until early spring

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

Got 4 varieties ...I think?...of canna.

Want more and intended to get some last year .  Right now until November, maybe beyond, what is better than a canna imposing itself over everything else 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:11

What a scorcher today 

In full action in the garden when a friend turned up.  The same who always comes when you're busy and talks and talks and talks and......

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