Verdun


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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: Yesterday at 19:54

Cut lawns in the lovely September sunshine.


divided elymus msgellanicus and potted up 


interrupted by offer of roast dinner so, reluctantly, had to oblige to curtail my garden chores 

Hydrangea

Posted: Yesterday at 19:49

Ok B3 then it will benefit from a move to more shade.  If it flops it is in need of water; not good for best flowers 

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: Yesterday at 19:46

Hosta, we crossed there 

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: Yesterday at 19:45

Angela, yes easy to keep overwinter.


some say to wait until frost blackens the foliage but I disagree with this.


anyway, when foliage starts to die down take them out of their pots and put them upside down on a shelf  in the gh to let any moisture drain from the stems.  You can keep roots intact and wrap in fleece or newspaper and keep frost free.  Some put them in cardboard boxes as well.  


As spring comes you can start to water just a little.  As shoots stsrt you can water more.  Pot on a couple of times to get them to good garden size. 

Pennisetum Fireworks needs repotting

Posted: Yesterday at 19:36

No not now.  You will need to water a little over winter ...don't let it dry out completely then 


hey!  "Don't read everything"....??  But I participated Aym.  I is shocked 

Unhappy Choisya - help needed

Posted: Yesterday at 19:32

yes those choisyas are too big for those pots, any pots.  Need to be in tbe ground and I think this is the problem.


the only choisya suitable for a pot, in my opinion, is White Dazzler a more compact variety.


can you plant them out Hebejeeby? 

Last edited: 25 September 2016 19:33:04

Pennisetum Fireworks needs repotting

Posted: Yesterday at 19:11

Ah!   Aym, you clearly didnt heed the pennisetum rubrum thread a couple of weeks back??? 


All the rubrum types, including Fireworks, are TENDER.  


I have a few growing here and they will be fine for another few weeks here but further north and east the colder weather will damage them.


so, no, do not repot them aym.  Don't plant in the ground now.  You need to watch fhe temperatures and bring Fireworks indoors before any chance of frost touching them.  It is not just frost but cold weather .....anything less than 4 degrees is harmful. 


Sorry aym but it's an indoors job for them soon 

Last edited: 25 September 2016 19:12:48

How ruthless???

Posted: Yesterday at 19:05

Sanjy, "blues and whites that flower in the autumn" ?.......wont publish picture again but I have a nice combination of aster frikartii monch fronted by white Wild Swan anemone.  Been flowering together for several weeks and will continue for a good while longer yet.  Try it Sanjy o

Hydrangea

Posted: Yesterday at 18:59

How better?


does it flower well? Does the sun bleach the flowers?


What does foliage look like?


south facing isn't ideal if dry but you say it gets watered frequently so that sounds good


if you have a dappled shade spot and water retentive soil that would be better


Hydrangeas benefit too from good rich mulching for best quality flowers 

September flowers and wildlife

Posted: Yesterday at 18:11

Am I the only one to see "sinister" in pansies?   Those little clown like faces??? 


Nice colour there jacqueline......September is a great month in the garden 

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