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Old Herbaceous Border

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:44

Dig up some plants and divide them. ESP those ??ou like.  You dont need to do it all at the same time.  However, I would try to plant the divisions elsewhere in the border if you can and I would incorporate plenty of compost too plus a scattering of organic fertiliser too.  

A combination of division of plants and persistent application of glyphosate on weeds will reclaim your lovely herbaceous border Fran. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:36

Weather here is atrocious.  Wind sounds horrendous.  Heavy rain.  Unsettling to say the least. Can't imagine what it will be like tomorrow as the winds are forecast to INCREASE ?  

All this after a discussion on radio today when an "expert" said we can no longer regard UK as safe regarding the weather.  

 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:58

Goldcroft

Elijah blue is a blue festuca.  I divide mine in spring.  Dig them up and pull apart and pot up in good compost.  This keeps their foliage looking good and rejuvenated the plant.  And you will have more plamts in early summer to plant out.  Or simply gently combyour fingers through the plant to remove dead stuff. 

The brown one sounds like a sedge ....I cut mine back in spring almost to the ground.  It grows quickly.  Again, you can pull this plant apart and pot up but in this case I usually pull apart in half and replant in the ground. 

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:52

I guess there must be some happy customers of the Canny Gardener.  Truth is though that most people had trouble with them and that's why this company failed.  

Help Black Spot on Rhodedendron

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:47

Hiya Bonnieweething

I would not cut anything right now.

How big a plant is it?  Are the black spots more like soot or actually black or brown spots?  

If its a soot type issue I would try and wash the leaves.  Then spray with fungicide.  If black spots again I would spray with fungicide. 

 

Talkback: What to prune in winter

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:38

Pam

I cut back lupins in summer by removing the flowered stems.  

No cutting back now though.  If there are dead/brittle old flowered stems remaining just clear them away. That's it.  

Lupins are already sending up new shoots here now. You could scatter some fertiliser around them soon and the odd slug pellet.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:16

Hey Matty.  Sorry about your mum 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 09:08

Few weeks only.  Late march is fine.  

You didn't say what types you have.  Do you  know?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 09:05

Hello forkers

Lovely morning here. Sunny, dry and no wind.  

Will make the most of it.  Keep safe everyone 

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 09:02

Most damage to lawns ...I think...is caused by leatherjackets amd chafers in autumn.  The solution was a lawn grub killer which has really been banned 

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