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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:03

Absolutely gorgeous morning.  However, forecast says rain later.  I prefer to say its going to stay as it is 

Now temps are higher overnight things are not being checked overnight so masses of growth

In demand this morning. Have to help out a friend.  Can't say no but it's a bit inconvenient.   Have to miss foodbank today but thinking now of volunteering elsewhere.  Maybe!    All about time too 

Runner beans are growing away well.  A fleece curtain pegged to a height of 4' was erected when beans planted out to give added protection against pests, wind etc.  

Hope everybody has good day today 

 

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:56

Why propagate from that tired out old rosemary?  Ommthree, take the trouble to get a beautiful blue flowerimg specimen.  No more expensive

Ideas please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:19

Brunnera, corydalis ...the blue carpeting variety.  Bergenia and liriope will do well in the shade.  Plus acorus, hackonechloa and Bowles golden grass. Yellow varieties of Heucheras will enjoy it there too.  Amd geranium Margaret Wilson with her white/grey foliage.

Lifting Daffodils

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:13

I regularly lift amd divide daffs at this time.  As said, try to get clips with plenty of soil and pot up.  Most of mine have foliage going over now so,they will be fine.  In spring I then have pots of daffs to plant where they are needed.  Congested clumps do not flower well so regular division keeps them flowering well.

Bark coverage

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:09

Becki, 2 points.  Are you growing plamts there!  If so, dont put a membrane down.  They are awful. 

If its just to cover an area a membrane is fine.  I would buy the correct fabric rather than putting plastic down but if you do remember to fork some holes in for drainage.  

6' square?  2 bags  I reckon.  3 tops 

Busy Lizzie Blight

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:04

Busy bee,,have you not got the seed packet?  I have a feeling you,would have,got the new resistant strain.  Can't see a reputable supplier selling the old virus susceptible ones

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:46

Broadway lights is flourishing in the garden...second year.  A delightful plant.  howevever I dug a couple up last autumn to pot up and keep in GH.  I wanted to pla t them elsewhere.  Both of these died.  They do not seem to like being moved or potted up.  Anyone have similar experiences with this ?  

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:22

Replacs it ...it won't improve omthree.

Go for a bright blue variety like Severne Sea. Far better than the usual insipid flower colours seen.  

plant ideas for this old pot

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:19

The aeoniums will need to go indoors in the winter....although through most winters they survive outside here. ......but they grow quickly.  Every spring I cut the tops and insert into 9cm pots of perlite rich compost.  By summers' end I have new plants several inches tall.  

Busy Lizzie Blight

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:14

Busy lizzies are subject to a virus that has almost wiped them out. New guinea and newer varieties ..(sure someone who grows them will know what they are) .that are similar to the old ones....are available that are resistant to this virus.

 

 

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