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Plant food

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 23:46

It's all very well brewing your own plant food ...comfrey, nettles, etc. ..but WHAT A STINK.  

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 22:35

Primarily to prevent legginess.....my reason anyway.  Flowerimg is delayed but not by much I think if not delayed too much. 

The Chelsea chop, pinching out growth etc all for the same reason, viz., to produce bushier sturdier plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:55

Hiya lily, your poorly dogwood isnt Midwinter Fire is it?  This is a weaker temperamental dogwood.  

Dogwoods otherwise are tough surviving plants.  Maybe snails n slugs are feasting there!    

With a little more,warmth into the season your dogwoods will prob be fine. In good moist ground?  

Clematis help please

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:50
  1. Aaaaaah!  That's better Orchid Lady.  

Ants on my veg patch

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:47

Ants are everywhere.  Keeping well watered, soil moving and make sure there aren't any large nests of them.  

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Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:45

I always sow lettuce In trays and then plant out as potted plants.  Best way I think.  

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Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:41

Nice arch MrsGarden. Fits in beautifully 

Busy today.  It's been hot again here...again not all in Cornwall though are getting this but I am on good terms with the guy upstairs!  

Planted out lettuce, prepared more veg patch for onions, went mad with my cordless cutter ...cut back heathers with it, and two hollies and euonymous aureus.  Planted carex testacea....love colours on this. ....and yet to decide which echinaceas and agastaches go where so delayed on this.

Its still very warm here....hope it's good where you are 

Plant food

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:29

Are these indoor plants?  

Phostrogen is excellent. The best I think.  Buf seaweed extract for tomato plants,amd as a tonic to edible and non edible plants.  Good to mix feeds though I think occasionally. 

Plants over fed usually attract more aphids too.  

Camellia

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:24

Hiya rosemummy

If mine they would not yet be in the ground.  I pot them up in ericaceous soil and grow them on for a year or so and then plant into the garden. Make sure your garden soil is not too alkaline.  Camelias wilI grow in neutral to acid soil....acid soil is not essential.

I would treat both plants to sequestered iron.  Normally I would prune the tops back to encourage lower shoots but yours do seem a little sluggish for that at the mo. 

When growth is vigorous I would nip the tops out.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:25

Dove, Totally Tangerine is excellent.  Geums generally are not a fav of mine but this will produce long stems of orange all summer long.  Looks comfortable amongst other things but I also grow it between 2 hellebores over summer 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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