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1/2 price Dahlia's

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 18:24

Still depends on what price but,,yes, still plenty of time for them to grow and flower this year. Pot them up, water them well and feed them.  Pot on again....I pot on until I have large plants for the garden. (still have a few in 5 litre pots looking great).

 

2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 18:21

Lovely pics Marion.......as always 

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 16:00

Swiss sue......sex, murder or war?  But that is gardening!  

AWB, that's it.......passion, knowledge and enthusiasm.........From Beechgrove  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 15:55

Just, literally, a spot or two of rain in past hour or so.  Very humid.  I have a feeling we wont get much rain here but I,will be disappointed if we don't.  Ground is very dry.

I have loosened the soil or hoed (veg patch) in prep for the rain so come on that rain 

 

Under-gardener Award

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 15:49

Well deserved I think. 

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 08:41

It's ok to criticise GW,  even Monty.  It's not being malicious to do that.  

For me it's a programme to record and watch it when I can but a couple of years ago it would have been a priority to view it ASAP.  

GW, as presented by Monty, is often about immediate impact gardening, spending large sums on large plants and equipment.  There is definitely something missing now 

Some of you guys are off to Bressingham soon.  I bet you will be inspired by what you see there.  Just imagine a programme presented by a keen plantsman like Adrian Bloom with his ideas, thinking and inspiration.  This is how GW should be....but isn't 

violas

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 08:28

Rose mummy,  best to cut right back and spray again .....I would use systemic insecticide.  Then feed and water well.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 08:26

Not sunny so far.     For a change!  Feels warm though and is bright and hoping to see some sun.  Rain is forecast which will be good.........things drying out now so rain is welcome.

Slug patrol late last night.........caught a couple of slugs that were eating salvia patens.  One was particularly elusive as I chased it up the garden path.....boy, was it quick   First time I have seen the New Zealand Fast Slug so beware of this one folks 

Signs of lupin aphid on one plant too......will use soap spray to "nip it in the bud" 

Stipa Gigantia?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 08:11

Morning dannyson,  in Cornwall as well.  Best place to be 

Gigantea is a large grass......mine currently is approaching 6' and will add 2 or 3 ' more yet and has in excess of 20 flower stems.  So, make sure your grass is in a reasonaby big pot.  Can't you plant it in the open ground?

Will have to,checkout the origins of gigantea but nature chopping it down is ok in warmer climes but no grass likes being cut in cold season.  

Re potting on, it should be ok now to do that.  Any time until summer's end 

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:32

Don't prune too hard.  Is it a standard or bush?  Whatever, pruning is same, Viz., to get a nice bushy head.  Cut back all dead tips to healthy buds on each stem....I tend towards healthy buds lower down.  All dead twigs removed.  Easy really.  Then a good feed.  

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