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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

Very humid.  Cloudyish. Dahlias growing fast every day and night now...the difference noticeable plus buds now appearing.  

Committed to taking a friend to a nursery this morn so that's an inconvenience   (bought ought something where would I put it?)

Feature plant

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 23:53

A Phormium would be nice. ,there are some superb varieties out there now.  Sundowner is excellent upright with red and pink leaves,,dazzler more cascading and dark maroon,,   Yellow Wave, well yellow and cream delight is a medley of yellows amd creams. 

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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:46

Ok, the second one 

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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:46

Hello missflowerlover,

As the most important and most humble one here, may I be the first to welcome you to the forum.  Pleased to meet you 

geranium plugs

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:43

Hiya boating belle,

Are you talking pelargoniums?  The indoor varieties?  Or the hardy ones?

Im assuming pelargoniums so I think your compost simply ran out of food. Multipurpose composts increasingly are poor now generally.  I feed potted on plants more often now because growth stopped or was sluggish.

So, I would start a weekly dilute feed....phostrogen or similar.  Dont over water plugs either. ,

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:36

I was over wintering agastache blue boa and then, suddenly,,brilliant new growth.  Nurtured it as it flourished.  .Touched it...yes, stinging nettle.  The foliage on this agastache is similar to the nettle.. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:42

Flipping eck!  I've promised to take someone to a nursery tomorrow.  I'll prob have to buy something myself 

Few weeks back I was near to removing Carpentaria californica......just looked way past it's best, leggy, and no growth from the base,  etc.  Amyway I decided to hack....well prune it hard. It  back,,leave a few branches,,feed and water it. Its about to open a few flowers....and they are pretty special......and new shoots showing.  Delighted really as I didn't want to lose it. ,


Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:08

And given moisture Allium.  I have grown this in a pond. ,


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:05

Both nice plants Panda.   As long as they aren't immediately next to each other. 

Been hot today. Now and then showers threatened but stayed dry.  I can almost see plants growing today   Rain forecast for some areas but I think here it will stay dry overnight. 

Put fascia and refixed guttering on garage/toolshed.....40' another chore done 

Have to chase up echinacea tiiki torch that was a poor plant. Replacement promised by end of May.  



Moving Daffodils?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:38

Easy Peasy Boris

You can dig up, divide, pot up or replant  as soon as foliage is dying down.  You don't need to wait until they have totally died down.

Every year I lift some of my daffodils......I pot up some to plant where gaps are next spring and I divide them to keep them healthy and floriferous.  

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