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Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: Yesterday at 17:13

Well,,if its reasonabky sunny geumfrankie it should be fine. 

Maybe divide in spring then?  Dont be afraid to do it...they grow away fast 

Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: Yesterday at 16:56

Can you move it to sunny spot! Yes stop watering 

are you aware you can divide tennuissimma now?  Pull apart....get about 3 plants and pot up.  Water well....once....and next year you will have a nice group of them.  They look superb in groups of 3 or more 

Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: Yesterday at 16:52

Not here nut......evergreen.  But its been pretty wet recently.  

 

Confers

Posted: Yesterday at 16:48

Gertie......gosh!  no offence meant 

sure, insecticide can work.  Water is cheaper and just as effective.  I have a dozen or more conifers and different varieties have different needs, pests and vulnerabilities

another solution though.....for susceptible conifers plant where there is reasonable moisture and reasonably cool

Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: Yesterday at 16:41

Yes Geumfrankie.

you said it all.....planting in semi shade and watering.

tennuissima likes sun and to be dry. 

How would you feel if you went out to sumbathe on a deckchair and it was cool cloudy and wet?  You would flop too!  

Pathway straight or curved

Posted: Yesterday at 16:32

You will never regret a curved path.....so much more attractive.  But ..as dominoman said,, generous curves and not irritatingly  contrived.  

Formal planting can still be loose and flowing and it usually helps with some sort of structure over winter

 

Confers

Posted: Yesterday at 16:27

Just spray with water JAMES. 

red spider likes hot dry conditions.......when you experience these conditions soray with a hose and remember to get hose inside the conifer

i learned this the hard way....one conifer esp, picea Albertiana is prone to mites and I was fast losing mine.  Regular spraying was fhe answer.

i really wouldnt use an insecticide....sorry Gertie.....esp if they are of decent size.  Not necessary and a risk to your lungs.

possibly a little late now but if we do get a dry warm session get out your hosepipe

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: Yesterday at 07:58

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 23:23

Almost like dancing hogweed?   But quite right 

dahlias

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 20:04

GWRS tomato feed is good for most everything .....ideal for flower and fruit. 

Often though loads of green growth is at the expense of flowers......lots of water/rain can cause that in my opinion.

 

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