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Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:17

Pinched my words again Dove.  

People still get confused about geraniums and pelargoniums

however, hardy geraniums vary in their needs....some like it hot and dry and others like shade. 


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:14

Hotter than yesterday 

watered rhodos, camelias, etc with sequesterene today.  They're fine anyway but an annual treatment alternating with Epsom salts keeps them in fine fettle

tempted yesterday to order another hosta.....viz., autumn frost. Should arrive in 2 days.  (memo to me....must stop buying plants)

Patchy lawn

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:38

Yes Tetley, but the smaller the area of grass the more precious if is.  


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:28

Morning folks 

sorry you got worms Edd 

yviestevie, not convinced about bare rooted agastaches.  Did you pot them up or plant them straight out into the garden?  Some agastaches are more tender or short lived than others. I have a few outside that are growing away.  Some too that are in the gh that are either slow or not showing yet.

another fine looking day 

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:05

Ok.  I found I needed to tilt the bottle almost to the horizontal and squeeze.  Then the contents should pour out.


Re start dahlias

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:03

Why did you soak the tubers?  They won't like that at all.

dont water again until you see shoots. do tubers feel firm?  If so just be patient and leave them where they are.   Three year old tubers will,produce good size plants this year.  

Patchy lawn

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:50

You put lawn sand under the turf?  Why?

Over winter lawns suffer.......could also be a lan pest issue from the autumn.

i would feed it now and water it in well

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:46

Just be logical.  Take your time.  Remove lid. Tilt bottle. Squeeze until the chamber fills to level you want.  Then empty into watering can

it is a pain, .i agree.  Prob done for safety reasons.  

rockery plants

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:41

Can you post a picture Kazza?

what plants do you have left there?  a picture will show what sort of plants you should grow there........lots of cushion gems?  Vigorous plants to simply smother the area?  


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:38

The hydrangeas, if the usual types, can be pruned now.  Look for a pair of buds below the old flower head and cut to these.  Any old thin wood can be removed to the base and all dead stuff removed.  Feed, mulch and water well during the growing season

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