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Over wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 20:05

Plastic covers yes...they create condensation hence mould 

Best late flowering clematis?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:15

Forgot that Punkdoc.....yes it's a favourite of mine too 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:14

Very warm day. 

Moved several plants.  Enjoyed a cuppa in the sunshine whilst I surveyed my kingdom  looking for some inspiration

Delphinium flowering late again!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:06

Sounds like soil is poor...?  South facing so warm and maybe dry Pinnypin.

For next year apply an organic granular fertiliser and a thick mulch.  Keep it watered diring dry spells.  To rub it in.....sorry...but many of mine flowered 3 times this year. 

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:38

Beewitched, veronicastrums are soooooooperb.  I grow 3 different varieties.  Vastly underrated.  Love 'em 

Victoria I have actea  Brunette, Black Negligee and Compton (think that's it...memory I'll check). They have grown fully 5' plus the flowers that add a couple of feet to that.  Miscanthus variegatus and rudbeckias have associated well in one spot and a blue aster in another.  A group of bowles golden grass with the third 

Dave thanks but I grow tetrapanax grows so fast here though.  



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:27

Mice and their cousins then?

did you add manure, dried or otherwise, to the planting mix Shazza?  If so foxes would be attracted too.  I would cover overnight with boards, mesh etc 

Over wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:24

Have to disagree goochie.  The fleece needs to be dry...not used on its own outside.  Fleece is ideal if dry.  

Pelargoniums usually survive outdoors here too

arneil, dont fret.  Your plants wont go "mouldy" if dry ...esp the leaves....and cool and airy.    wet leaves indoors over winter covered with fleece then, yes, mouldy maybe.  Dry leaves no worries 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:17

Exactly same with me Dove 

Plant identity question..

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:14

Pennisetum for sure.  Thought it was Hamelin but it now looks like Fairy Tales if it's as white as picture shows.  I grow a few pennisetums but all are pink toned or beige except Villosum but this has big blousy white flowers 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:05

Still sunny but warmth is fading......a whole sequence of planting will follow when I decide where to put one plant.  But where?  

Looks like no northern hemisphere country will make semi finals of world cup.  New zealand, australia and south africa are light years ahead of us.  New zealand to win tho 

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