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Posted: 16/05/2014 at 17:07


Easy to do and they respond very quickly.  Did one last week.....pulled apart and replanted to make a bigger impact.  Growing already. ,

I have split Heucheras throughout the year without problem.  

I suggest you plant them a little deeper.....they tend to "rise" out of the ground a little after time.  

Heucheras like to be divided and look better for it.  Less tatty and more fresh looking.  

New Helenium not come up...

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 17:00

Coblands has been good for me too.  You have been treated very well there Victoria.

Heleniums' biggest enemy are the slugs.  They love 'em.  Especially when young or new shoots emerging.

Heleniums are fast growing on me.   Now have about 6 or 7 different varieties

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:49

Looks like I need to make my own.......a mixture of mpc, sieved soil and perlite.  


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:05

Rose mummy,

There are some lovely lomg flowerIng varieties around now....Rozanne, for example, and Orion that are both blue.  Purple pillow is delightful.  Ann Folkard is magenta with  lime yellow leaves.  and a unique variety called Elke.   

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:59

I know there have been a few threads about mpc but I have noticed this year that many of them have deteriorated markedly.  Arthur Bowers mpc, for example, has so much unusable material.......perhaps 10%, maybe more.  I recently bought a bag of Levimgton compost boasting its "waterlock system".  It feels better and looks better but whether it's a better composf remains to be seen. Bought in 70 litre size, so slightly heavier.

I am tempted to email Arthur bowers about their compost......why isn't it graded more efficiently?  Prob won't though.  Just won't buy again.  


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:48

Rosemummy, they will benefit by being potted on anyway. They will prefer full sun.  You can later pot on again or plant out when your "geranium jungle" is sorted 

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:45

I too think they are violas.  I regularly divide them and pot them up.  Water well and keep in shade for few weeks.

Seasons move's geranium/ pelargonium time now  so  winter pansies are thrown out.    I have removed stocks and wallflowers, although they were looking superb, to make way for summer stuff.   Gardeners garden with the season.   Cant be over sentimental about annuals.  


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:39

Good to hear you are back home Mike. Hope all went well in hospital. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:33

Oh heck!   Another boring ot sunny day.  All that blue sky, calm winds and heat.  ()

Throwing snails away ?  Why pick them up amd throw them?  Pick them up and dispose of them.  It definitely saves my plants by collecting them despite what expert research may say.  Heleniums are prone to slug attack at this time of the are salvia patens.......for example.  Clear them now and these plamts will survive.  

Enjoy the fine weather folks 


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 23:58

Hottest day of the year so far.    Glorious.  More to come 

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