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Lemon tree

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:46

Fruiting lemons usually flower off and on for months.  Or are you referring to lippia citriodora ? 

Any nasties around?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:43

Perhaps the hottest day so far.....certainly this evening.  Took dog to gwithian overlooking the lighthouse and it's a glorious sight even tho I see it all the time. 

Planted 2 more cannas from their very large pots this evening after deliberating and re-assessing their best positions.   Scent from  pinks, esp arctic white, cheddar pinks, lily regale, heliotrope, mock orange, and honeysuckle beginning to make their presence known.  

My mum enjoyed her day at care centre,,bath and all, and I got roped into a  verbal quiz amd got a free ice cream   Lovely ice cream    No, really delicious ice cream 

What to do with rhubarb?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:06

Ha ha, ginagibbs.  Thought you said you MUNCHED it with rotten manure 

Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' help!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:03

They are indeed fickle.  If I lift them.....for weevils....I divide them, plant them deep and  they seem to respond without sulking quiicky.  These are the plum, red or maroon vsrieties.  

Tiarellas seem much more trouble free and easy.  I divided one two weeks ago,,after flowering, and the two resulting plants are flowering and looking as if they weren't moved.  

 I have a huge Heuchera in a dryish, sunny place....it's flower stems must be 3' tall.  I think though that keeping weevils away and dividing every year or two is the way to grow good looking Heucheras

I struggle with Key Lime Pie Bob.....it is supposed to be vigorous.  I have a couple of pieces growing in pots and they are tucked in behind a conifer that allows no direct sun and they are doing well.  

Photinia Red Robin

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:00

Morning wendy

More questions about Photinias than almost anything else.  I simply do not like them.

I had 2 large red robins .....one died suddenly and the other I ripped out as it looked increasingly tatty.  I have a variegated and a little red robin too but Photinias are not a good garden plant generally.

I would cut back quite hard now.  They want to grow as trees jettising their leaves as they do so a lot of leaf loss is part and parcel for,them. 

So, for me, cutting back hard, an application of granular fertiliser and generous watering Wendy.  Good luck 

Dogwood

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 23:39

Not a stupid question Rebecca.  Stifyn plantIng between those trees means a dryish spot.  Dogwoods love water and need some moisture at least initially.

I would make a recess around the dogwood and mound up soil as well to make a sort of well.  Then water as much as possible.  I think ??ou will notice the difference.

However, I,would move it in the  autumn to a better, more water retemtive spot.

astrantia major

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:34

Hiya fredrob

I have never grown poppies but I have an idea the wet winter has done for 'em.  

Sorry fredrob 

Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' help!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:27

Hiya lloyd

The yellow Heucheras I find dfficult.

I think yours get too much sun.  I would plant in more shade.

Also, I think the moist clay is not ideal.

I have now planted Marmalade in a pot of mpc....mindful though of vine weevil in the autumn for which I will treat. 

I was talking only a few days ago to a nurseryman.....nurserywoman.....about these yellow Heucheras and she too has trouble once they are planted out.

Flax

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 19:49

Margaret

I grow linum perenne.....blue flax.  More compact than that seen in the fields.  If I remember, I'll post a picture but it's an eye catching sky blue on glaucous blue dainty foliage.  Oh!  Yes.  It flowers all summer long.  Maybe brighter in the morning until early pm but still looks good later in the day.  Sow seeds in autumn and you will have plants following spring.  Relatively hardy but short lived.....maybe 2 years 

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:56

I use short canes to tie up or separate plamts from weeds before spraying.  Even cutting off some stems.  Sheets of cardboard or anything again to separate plants from weeds

I think spraying is more effective than painting glyphosate.  Safer too

Has to be 5 to 6 hours of dry weather of course but cloudy comditions are better than sunshine for,the weedkiller I think

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