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Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:40

The best therapy is to yield and buy and post to me

Salty Air

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:38

Some attractive oleariias flowers, white flowers.

Rockin Blueberry

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:36

Did you use ericaceous multi purpose compost or john innes ericaceous?  The former is too lightweight and dries out too quickly.  If it "flopped" about in the pot I suspect you used mpc...?

Staghorn Sumac

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:33

Need patience and persistence though Steve.  Stag horn does spread and sucker.  Not a plant for any garden. 

In the lawn try a lawn weedkiller.  this with regular mowing...ideally snipping it off as soon as pieces seen...should help.  Outside the lawn I would use SBK brushwood killer or strong glyphosate.

digging it up has simply agitated those suckering tendencies.

Salty Air

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:21

Eryngiums, thrift, hebes, senecios, santolinas, artemisias, griselinia,,escallonias, olearias, erigeron, osteospermums, phormiums, berberis esp darwinii, grasses like fescues. Winter heathers, ........lots more too

when can i move them

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:13

You can Vickie.  Little late.  They are fairly surface rooting.  thorough watering in is essential.  Good moist soil too produces much better flowers.  You may lose flowers but rudbeckias flower for lomg time so maybe September time ??

How do get a great front lawn?!

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:08

Well, its certainly a start again case sunflower.  

You can achieve a really good lawn though without using fine grasses.  Preparation is still key though.  it neednt be that labour intensive and can look attractive.  Mine is now pretty good looking.  Green, level and nice to be on.  initially wanted that desirable first class lawn.  


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:03

Susan....trampolines and donuts, wot could be better?  Is that why donuts keep getting stuck in my nose?

New lawn turning brown

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:56

Stef, a thorough soaking not repeated damping down..?  During this heat more water too.  

Possibly chafer grubs nibbling the roots....does grass pull away easily?

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:51

Plant swaps with fellow keen gardeners is the real way.

mind you, how irrational am I?  Went to a nursery.....called in as I passed by (honestly). to get salvia patens in flower.  And they had one..the only one.  But it was not as good as one I have spare at home.  Impatience see....mine is a couple of weeks away from flowering and 3 times the size of plant in nursery.  Anyway my own salvia duly will flower until autumn.  A moment of foolishness simply cos  it had some flowers 

dont know how hot it is out says 33.  Think I will postpone my 5 mile run

Discussions started by Verdun

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

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Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Last Post: 17/11/2015 at 06:29

Just a suggestion...

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Last Post: 13/11/2015 at 17:37

Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Last Post: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Drat those chains.....

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Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 09:35

Wot's it all about.....?

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Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 18:32

"Experts" we go again

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Last Post: 20/10/2015 at 23:23

Best late flowering clematis?

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Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 23:19

What new plants will you be trying?

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Last Post: 21/10/2015 at 20:07

White foliage?

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Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 19:39

Is this really cruel?

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Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 08:47

Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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