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Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:57

Glorious day again. esp in the garden.  Got in some dwarf kniphofias today.  Never grown them before so it will be interesting to see how they develop. 

Drooping Osteospermums

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:24

It may be over watering Homelovinggirl.  Osteospermums like it hot and dry and have sharp drainage.  Apart from initial watering at planting time mine are hardly ever watered (in the ground)

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:18

Designing a new border.  Planning plant combinations, using new plants, etc


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:20

Dont know where you are John but drying out and over watering would cause this.  Did you simply take it outdoors from being inside without hardening off?

i grow several pelargoniums and yellow leaves occur anyway now and then.  I just pick them off.  Pelargoniums do not like dead or dying leaves around them.  More because of neglect, my plants do dry out a little too much at times but a good watering resuscitates them...this does create a few yellow leaves too

i grow pelargoniums outside too...they generally do better outside in the summer.....with some kept there over winter.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:14

When you say "good pruning" make it sound like a good beating Tracey .....and they haven't "come back yet" what exactly do you mean ?  

I prune very hard in spring without problems.  Do your plants have any shoots at all?

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:11

I have a birthday in September..  Thought I would give you all time to save up for nice pressie.

Plant ID

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:09

In a nutshell the reason why these "bargain" packs should be ignored

Just received a plant today that I intend to divide into at least 6 units.  £7 including delivery!  Next year they will each be the equal to the plant received today.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:13

Me too...wishing Stacey the best 


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:12

Hello forkers.

nice and sunny and warm this morning.  Heavy rain "they" say.  Cooler too apparently.  

Picking gooseberries now.....nice amd sharp and green.  Carrots too.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:05

Often I found original plants struggled....e.g. Choisya sundance...but the resultant plants from cuttings thrived.  I decided it was because my conditions were different and plants resisted new sitution.  Cuttings raised plants were accustomed to my conditions from the start

Discussions started by Verdun

Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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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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