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Plants growing through mulch

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:48

establised plants will come through but small newly planted will struggle.  Perhaps your plants were trodden on when mulch was applied.  I try to mark herbaceous plants with canes but still manage to get my size 11's where I don't want them.

try to establish where your brunnera is and clear mulch away

Is it just me?

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:41

not quite like mine Lyn.  


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:39

Busy but had time to get some plantIng of large white foxgloves and delphiniums done.  Divided White iris...Everest.....and replanted.  Tall blue iris still flowering amogst late daffodils.  Very hot in the garden. visit from my paramedic nephew ......Very uderpaid for what they do 

sorry you are still unwell Punkdoc.

Aeonium Swarzkop

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:32

In cold greenhouse they prob are dormant ..or near enough ....Dec/Jan down here

recently repotted and/or cut back. More cuttings and bushier plants 

Patchy lawn

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:20

Primrose that treatment is for leather jackets, chafers etc in autumn.  

Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:17

Pinched my words again Dove.  

People still get confused about geraniums and pelargoniums

however, hardy geraniums vary in their needs....some like it hot and dry and others like shade. 


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:14

Hotter than yesterday 

watered rhodos, camelias, etc with sequesterene today.  They're fine anyway but an annual treatment alternating with Epsom salts keeps them in fine fettle

tempted yesterday to order another hosta.....viz., autumn frost. Should arrive in 2 days.  (memo to me....must stop buying plants)

Patchy lawn

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:38

Yes Tetley, but the smaller the area of grass the more precious if is.  


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:28

Morning folks 

sorry you got worms Edd 

yviestevie, not convinced about bare rooted agastaches.  Did you pot them up or plant them straight out into the garden?  Some agastaches are more tender or short lived than others. I have a few outside that are growing away.  Some too that are in the gh that are either slow or not showing yet.

another fine looking day 

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:05

Ok.  I found I needed to tilt the bottle almost to the horizontal and squeeze.  Then the contents should pour out.


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