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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:36
  1. Flamingo has excellent flower colour fairy.  There are some newer varieties with supposedly darker red flowers/inflorescences with purple red foliage I think.

Photinia leaf drop

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:32

Photinias do drop a lot of leaves throughout the year, in my experience.  They dont seem to like too much wind either or too much moisture.  For me they are temperamental plants.  

In late spring ...after the new growth turns to green....I pinch shoots back to encourage new red growth.  Oftentimes I repeat this in mid summer too. 

I domt think it's a nutrition thing...I think it's a physiological thing, a term I think covers a range of issues without actually naming one.  I have a sense that they probably  do better as a hedge than as a sIngle specimen plant perhaps preferring the added protection !  

Photinias like to grow tall, to jettison their lower branches, so regular pruning should help.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:11

How can I get my geraniums to grow this year?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:08

Peanuts

You said you watered every couple of days.  Water well at first then an occasional watering.  Your geraniums would not have enjoyed being watered so much.  Not too much tlc with most plants......they do better if left to their own devices to an extent

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:00

Careful lily.  Miscanthus will grow on you.  Two of my favourites are Gold Bar and morning Light.  All my miscanthus provided indestructible foliage and structure throughout the winter.....only just cut them down. 

hellebores

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:56

Lisa,,don't divide it.  Let it grow on ...they don't really like being divided amyway but I do divide them.  

Plant it with as much goodness including mushroom compost as possible amd encourage it to thrive before dividing it a few years down the line.  A mulch of mushroom compost is a good idea

2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:15

Like the plant associations Marion.   Agree about the smell of hyacinths but daff cheerfulness was wonderful as I worked around them today."

 

Newbie - should I start over ?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:12

Agree it's best to see what crops do well this year and decide at the end of summer what changes you might like to make 

Hiya miss P Greenwoood....welcome to the forum 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:09

Hosta fire island has opened new leaves.  Looks very promising, nay, exciting 

Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 13:37

Alan, it's so nice when customer service is good. Of course, we go back again to that company so it's win win all round.

Discussions started by Verdun

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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