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knotweed-for-dummies-please

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:44

Lanarkshire lass

I suggest you spread a rumour of a body buried there.  You'll soon get your land cleared.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:41

Mrs garden.

I have just dug up verbena bonariensis seedlings. I pot them up.  Mine were about 6" tall.  I pinch out the tips to create bushy plants and leave them outside.  Wouldn't put them in the greenhouse .....I,assume your seedlings are,outside now?  Keep them well watered though.  You could overwinter in the GH though

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:33

Fairy, acteas should do very well for you.  Check them out.  Formerly known as cimicifuga.  Go for the new dark foliaged ones.   They don't like strong direct sun unless plenty of moisture.  I create protection from sun by plantImg grasses, aconitums, cornus aurea and elegantissima on the sun side.  I think you will be tempted!

excessive-bindweed-and-knotweed

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:21

Yes, batanna.  What,makes you think you have knotweed?  Knotweed IS a real problem.  Bindweed is not a big issue.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:53

But, did you say your prayers today Gilly?  See, I did and the lord god blesses me with sunshine every day.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:46

Hiya fairy.  Often when posting I have to,submit and then edit it to continue...domt know why.

Basically my soil is light sandy loam but some areare have rich deep soil ...it's here that I grow a couple of acteas....viz., pink spike and Brunette.  They are hardy ....can you provide reasonable moisture for them?  I am going to grow couple more, viz., black negligee and James Compton.  Put a miscanthus variegatus ...whiteish foliage....near them too and you have a fabulous, perennial and easy display

Sorry if you aren't getting the sunshine .....you may get it when we get the rain.  But, you  know,what they say about the righteous and the sunshine!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:12

It's been HOT today....still is. Just come in from replanting and new plantIng imcl echinaceas that were growing in 3 litre pots.  Full of flower.  the Chyenne varieties are looking good.

Fairy!  That space you have now....how about putting a shed there?  Be perfect.....oops!  I'm running now.

For those of you not growing Acteas mine are looking wonderful right now. Fantastic black/purple foliage 5' tall with white and pink spikes of scented flowers.  Great architectural plants.....ideal for good soil with some moisture.  rudbeckia Goldsturn associates well with them.  As with most perennials this year  the Rudbekias have never looked better

Going to be hot again tomorrow folks

is-this-the-year-of-the-dahlia

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:01

Hello tomsk

Your dahlia Looks like it is being attacked by earwigs...maybe snails....and they don't look too healthy. Is it growing in a pot or in the ground?  Do you feed it?  Is it in poor,soil? 

Your dahlia flowers should not normally drop that quickly.   I would do 3 things.......feed, spray and water.

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 14:16

........and, as a bush on its own rootstock it's a lovely plant for partial shade.

planting-after-removing-conifers

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 13:10

Lisa, agree with nut totally.  Get plenty of compost into that ground and thoroughly mix it in. Add organic fertiliser ....chicken pellets, fish blood and bone, etc......and scatter some Mycorrizal granules before plantIng. (could spell that few mins ago)

I would plant in autumn whilst the soil and conditions are still warm.  However I would make enquiries now about rootballed red robins.  They will be bigger and stronger than pot grown ones.  These would be available in late autumn or winter. 

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