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Over wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:30

Have a conservatory full of them Lyn.  Habit really but they lack structure and gush with flowers.  But, people like 'em so........

prob go for different cool comservstory plants instead so prob be picking your brains later folks.  Indoor stuff not my strength 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:27

Night Pat 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:26

Will be giving away cannas ...........i have them in the garden and in large pots.  diging up a wide patch of 3 each 9' make way for Tropicanna Black there.  Pretoria has been flowering since mid summer and still making a show but grow it if only for the foliage folks 

dont need motivation to dig them up but will leaving it for a couple of weeks or longer if still flowering 



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:12

Dont say that Jo.  Grass is starting to yellow, slightly, but rain free suits me.  Very little over past weeks.  

Wishing all the poorly ones well 

Over wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:09

Yes bring them in if its that cold

think I would go for the shed with window.  Can You fleece them Talitha?  Cut them back removing long stems.   Keep on dry side but don't let them dry out too much.  

Vine Weevil

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:04

Grow a few heucheras....understand their needs and susceptibilities and they will be superb.  I dont do well with the yellow varieties though .......need to grow them in more shade.

weevil treatment is usually essential but I too think heavier soils are less prone to the grubs.  i divide them regularly and check for signs of weevils......the leaves are a giveaway.  


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:57

It is unbelievably warm sky, sun and no wind.  Expected a cloudy day so this is fantastic.    If you got rain folks sorry to rub it in 

Feel sorry for customer services....ALMOST.  Phone company over charged me again By not applying my discounts.  Harder this time.....they would not concede anything.  Anyway eventually got discounts re-instated.  Have the feeling the powers on high are intent on squeezing even more from us.  Not having it

thanks Runny but I will be outside if it stays like this.....catch up on fhe rugby later.





Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:46

The old jokes are the best Shir......Fairy  

cold miserable winter ahead?  No my hunch is on a balmy one 

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:43

Tetley, grow both.....or grew both

Pink Marble looks superb in GC and for a couple of years but becomes drab. I will be removing it.  Little Red Robin looks cute at first but it lacks the vibrancy of Red Robin. After 5 years I dug it up

My feeling is the faults and quirkiness of photinias affects all of them.  They are all disappointing in my opinion 

my soil is neutral and free draining so suitable but I would not grow another 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:36

Know the feeling B3.....exactly the same for me.  

Although sun has appeared, its mild and dry I too am stuck on my tablet.  

Guilt?  Ok, how can you neglect the garden that has given you so much pleasure this summer?  Shame on you  SHAME ON YOU 

inspiration?  The work you do now will do 2 means less work for later and it will help provide a super garden next year 

(it's cosy here tho on our tablets isn't it B3 and it's not quite so warm outside....beat you outside 

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