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Misbehaving stipa

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:11

I'm guessing its arundinacea  Berkeley.  usually any dryness is not an issue but if newly planted it could be the reason for it collapsing.  

Lemon tree

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 20:16

I have a lemon...variety not known....in a pot outside with lemons and flower buds.  I think a citrus feed, a regular water supply and sunshine should provide fruit and flowers.  Not rootbound is it?  

Various plants dying

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 20:11

No pics mike

Today's Successes

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:52

Well done Orchid.        Nice to eat something you have grown yourself, isn't it?  

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:49

Nice looking hosta Fairy 

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 

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