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Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:49

No not with asters either for me.  

blueberries have arrived but what now?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:43

I'm just guessing but I would say 30' max. Tetley.

Lily beetles

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:38

I think the sensible thing is to grow as varied as many different plants as possible.  Grow too much of the same thing close together and pests and diseases are attracted.  A dahlia is never planted next to another, for example.  Astrantias spaced well apart, etc.

Hardy Geranium

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:31

Its not johnsons blue methinks.  It's not one I grow.  

Leggy polygoniums

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:20

No Gill. Cut them back now.  Use material,for cuttings. Those plants will soon recover and flower very quickly.  I regularly cut back during the summer or they will grow and grow amd grow. ,


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:18

Valerie, also don't twist, bend or flatten the foliage to disguise it.  Bear with the fading foliage for 6 weeks or so.  I wait until the foliage is yellow/ straw colour and then simply remove.  It comes away then easily from the bulbs.

Tomato sungold

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:14

Grow as cordons Aliesh. 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:40

Ah!  Aconitums are one group of plants I would NOT chelsea chop wisehedgecrone.  Could I suggest though that you stake your plants asap.  I have just done mine.....well a week ago.  Now the support system cannot be seen and the plants will stay upright and compact for the rest of the season.  So, stake aconitums.

heleniums can also be chelsea chopped now.  things like argyramthemums that flower all summer from now can be trimmed back in late June to encourage flowering until autumn

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:34

Nice plants hogweed.

moreheim beauty is...well, a beauty.  Watch for slugs and dont let it dry out.  


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:08

Dove, Dove, Dove.  What is the point of me?  If you keep pinching my words?  . I'm feeling supe, soopfluous, supperfluss....pretty useless at mo.  

Yes, would tackle this situation asap but you won't lose either plant Abby

I cut chives back about now anyway.  Shouldn't let them flower but I do.  dont forget to keep mint watered during summer.  Although it's a rampant thug it is susceptible to mildew if it gets too dry.  Best out of dkrect sun I think because of this.

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look wot she did to me........

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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