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problems growing echinacea

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:00

Cheshunt compound was the solution to damping off but now unavailable.  

Fewer seedlings, plenty of ventilation, good light and careful watering can avoid damping off.  Clean trays and pots too and fresh compost.  Added perlite too helps in my opinion.  

Check for tiny slugs though.....it's the year of the slug/snail....under your trays.  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:52

Shaun, looks good.  What plants do you have in mind?  Veg?  Ornamentals?  

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:49

I identify with your footwear issue Dove.  I found myself walking in circles yesterday but then realised I had my wellingtons on wrong feet.  So relieved   

Live and learn, don't we?  I painted a big L on right boot and a big R on left boot so will never make that mistake again 

..........I'll get my coat shall I?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:42

You paint a lovey picture there Stacey......agapanthus and paddling pool.  

Morning everybody.  Good weather again this morning. 

Will pop into GC soon to return a poorly geranium.  Bought last year it has never exactly thrived ....pink spice......and is increasingly deteriorating.  5 year warranty so change for something else.  Wasn't cheap so expect it to give good value.  Expecting a difference of opinion there but I will win out 

Well, still alive and kicking after my comment yesterday  (tongue in cheek) on the sexism thread.  

Impatient for dahlia twynings after eight to flower.  It stands next to helenium which is opening nicely now and they look pretty good together.  I'm sure, come the weekend, the dahlia will be flowering ........

Heatwave on its way folks..........

 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 23:36

Hiya chicky, burncoose is about 8 miles east of me, maybe 10.  Knew them when they were a very small nursery.  

Well done Beaus Mum.  And nice plants 

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:09

Hey!  Who posted that disgraceful post in my name?  Just popped in to see that and I is shocked to the core.   

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:05

Hiya  magical meerkat,  what varieties do you dig up?  Never managed it, with the exception of blue boa.  Im talking about the new hybrids here.

 

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:02

That is sexism.  

Women can drive now...not as good as me, ...can garden ..not as good as me,....can make decisions...not as good as me, can make important, er, little, decisions....not as good as me, and can generally be almost as good as men in this world.............

 

........oops!  I'll get my coat

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:54

Steve, good luck

I know when I dug mine out I thought it looked pretty big.  It's small. I will next time make it much bigger. Too small means green water and everything cramped ESP if you want a fountain, etc 

lawn edging advice

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:07

I made concrete edges for my lawns few years ago. Permanent,attractive blended in well) and easy to do.  

I cut out the shape in the lawn and used flexible plastic boards to create a channel.  Dug down 7" and 4" wide, an occasional metal spike,,some gravel for base and cement mix.  

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