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Parsley help

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:00

I too,use the boiling water method with guaranteed success. However, last year I could not germinate it after several attempts.  Hoping for better this year 

Year-old photinia "red robin" hedge looking sick

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:58

Sarah, it could well be vine weevil damage.  What did you use?  Provado?  

Is the ground wet there?  Does it slope down there?  

I too think a good feed is sensible.  Photinias didn't like that wet winter and many nutrients will have been washed away.  I would give a light cut after a few weeks' growth.

Hopefully your plamts will be fine when good weather returns.

Sedum Spectable

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:49

It's not really crucial  about the exact timing.  I do it when growth looks strong and May is good time....time for regrowth to produce good flowerimg.  think I did it before "they" spoke about the Chelsea chop. I like sturdy growth and,,usually, the chop produces more flowers 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:43

Hey!  I resemble that remark 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:41

Yes, tell woody he is sorely missed here 

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:45

I love the colour yellow in the garden....yellow flowers or foliage...but it's not to everybody's liking it seems.

So, convince the doubters folks.   What's your favourite yellow plant?

Right now daffs, primroses, euphorbias and hellebores provide lovely yellow flowers. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:40

Oh eck!  Fairy, that Guanathingymajig would hate it there 

Mrsgarden, not like yellow?  Check out osteospermum voltage yellow, dahlia yellow Honka, yellow lupins, hey!  There's a new thread there. 

......the good guys

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:07

Caths Garden Plants....excellent...can be added to my earlier comments about the good guys.  

Recently purchased from another supplier.  Will add here if goods arrive satisfactorily. Signs so far are good.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:03

KEF, Guanajuato needs very warm...hot .....dry  spot.  You can discreetly stake stems (they can be little brittle) with short canes.  Not for very windy spot.  Different completely to Caradonna which is hardy, tough and tolerant of wind etc.  the former is demanding;  the latter is forgiving

Sedum Spectable

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:55

Yes, definitely.  It's what I do.  Sturdier plants and only slightly later flowering.

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