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Posted: 26/02/2016 at 18:30

Hey!  Looks like it was only our part of Cornwall that had the rain today   Wot's going on?   I've sent off a stiff rebuke and been assured it will be sunny n dry tomorrow 

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 18:19

Not seen it yet but is recorded.  For me it is as much about the joy on the faces of those happy gardeners.  It is a good feel prog 

very leggy Hebe Pascal

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 18:16

Jess, it's a gamble.  Hebes are so finicky . So many clones apparently similar but very variable.  I prune annually.  

if mine there would be little option...I would cut it hard back.  If it regrows it will look good again.  If not it will die but it sounds like a pretty ugly (there's a comtradiction ) plant right now.  Take cuttings, even now.  


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:44

Cor must be a tough cookie 

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:17

Here the bees are always buzzing around my agastaches.  Love em 

Red spider

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:09

Your gh must be warm and dry michaellaura ....I assume this happens in summer 

dampening down, spraying, hosing works a treat 


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:04

Drying out, watering, drying out = aborted flowers Sophie 

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:03

Ha ha Maaabom's 

it will all be worth it come the summer 

I don't have quite such a lack of space but greenhouse, conservatory, temporary polytunnel are jam packed with plants.  

Great though, isn't it? 


Please help - garden plants dying

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:57

Adam, I would take out those trees and shrubs asap.  

you can start another thread about resistant ( to honey fungus) plants and there will be loads of ideas but perennials and grasses would be worth considering

I know this is a devastating will lose the scale of those trees...but you could develop something else with even more...if 

What should i do?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:50

Stonkin, I would cut it below the damaged area.  Eucalyptus is heavy wood ....should branches break they could cause some damage. 

as a consolation it will produce lovely blue juvenile foliage 

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How ruthless???

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