Verdun


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Unhealthy looking Picea Pungens Blue Diamond

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:19

Somapop,

some 20 years ago my sister gave me picea pungens for my raised  heather garden.  Like you I didnt want to lose it and, like you again, was prepared buy another when it started to suffer ....as it did. 

i had reservations because I thought my soil was too alkaline for it.  an acid soil or at least a neutral soil is needed I think.

however, looking at your pictures I think you have over watered it.......???  are you still watering it?

don't think this is the reason for it but picea mite can defoliate these plants.....any accummulations of yellow/brown needles at the base?

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 08:48

As far as I'm concerned the best "profile" here is Happymarion......her pictures speak volumes 

Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:45

Thanks Snow.  Series record Beechgrove too 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:44

Nice Madpenguin ......and for free 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:42

Morning Dave.....careful!   Those salvias are addictive 

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:39

Giving too much info could cause some real problems.  

don't give out addresses or any personal info 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 21:34

Monty, if you're reading this, Lyn would like you to "fulfill her dreams" 

Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 21:29

Thanks Doc.  

Better set series record 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 21:27

Dave, impressed by your openness with your clients .....many would simply plant as per the clients' instructions.  Like you, I have warned about the tendency of bamboos to invade. 

I remember a GW (I think) prog that featured a bamboo grower and enthusiast.    he pointed to a bamboo growing several metres across the road....it had "escaped" from his land and under the road to grow elsewhere and he confessed  to not knowing how to control it or one or two others.  It was out of comtrol. No doubt it can be located online.  

I have no agenda other than to suggest people grow anything in preference to bamboo 

 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:57

Flumpy, they can.....depends on extent of frosting.  Leave those brown leaves on though 

Prim 

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Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
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