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Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:03

Could have been worse Dove...could have been the loo door !

no sun today.  Very warm.  Misty, cloudy quiet weather




Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:50

There will be lots of completely different opinions about this

however, no I would not rake, scsrify or do amy rough work on your lawn now greencab.  I would re seed bare patches and work well into soil/sward

If your lawn is established you can apply feed and weed now to excellent effect.  Make sure you water it well within a day or so.  And avoid applying directly in hot dry weather.  Ideally I would apply on a dry day after rain or after watering day or so before

Pruning Sambucus Nigra black lace

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:46

Cut back to the ground and it is not going to flower.  


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:44

Hiya Phil

I grow several osteospermums .....they usually survive winter down here (west cornwall)

no, they dont seed but cuttings are very easy.  Depending on variety some will layer themselves...e,g, cannington roy and tresco purple....or you can assist this  process by pegging a stem or two down into the soil.  

Cuttings can be taken from early spring through to autumn and root quickly.  Cuttings will make flowering plants for the following year. 

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 07:26

Respect Nanny Beach 

Is this ragwort

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 07:24

Fishy....lovely looking plant but give it a home in your garden and you will be weeding forever.


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 07:20

I think it's simple.....less chance of over watering, better drainage and possible emerging roots prefer limited space.  Plants do seem to root better on the outside of the pot rwther than in the middle.

rooted plants do not stay in their nursery pots/trays for long ...for me.  As soon as roots are seen they are transplanted into fresh pots, into the centre where plants then conversely prefer to be 

Growing agastache

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 07:09

I grow agastache...sterile hybrids...from cuttings


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 23:38

Not sure if I jave ever used coblands.  

I tend to use my gut instinct when buying online initially and not often has it let me down.

i now have a number of good online suppliers.  Mostly excellent service and plants.  Whenever they have failed me I have had refund or replacement

caroleEld, contact Coblands again saying to them what you have said here and on a public national forum.  I once did that with a well known supplier of dianthus and received full refund for a lousy service

Is this ragwort

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 23:22

Ragwort is rampant down here.  Apparently the cinnabar moth in this country cannot control its spread effectively.  

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who cares who wins?

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Drat those chains.....

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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