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Latest posts by Verdun

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:15

Hiya Mike

You have many friends here so looking forward to your comments 

Osteospermon

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:43

Hiya nodislab

Depends on which sort you have....I have hardy perennials that grow and flower every year.  

There are several new varieties that are sold and grown as annuals, viz., tender.  However, I find these can flower the following year too.  I take cuttings though.......mid summer to autumn...and they become "perennial" that way.

Do you know the varieties you have?  Or description of them to help identidy them?  The hardy varieties can be propagated now......

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:56

Go for it Mike.  

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:17

Landgirl

Check your pots....ESP underneath......there will prob be a tiny slug or two.  A couple of pellets on pots should solve issue.  Plants have time to grow baxk again

You have well trained mice there Bob.  And tidy ones 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:14

Hello forkers

Very foggy/misty.  Warm though and some heat expected.  

Glad you enjoyed yourself Dove.  

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 16:00

Rosie, 

They "aster" get in line........I'll get my coat 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 07:50

Hello folks

Grey, misty and cloudy here.  Sun is expected soon.

The gardens and Cornwall seems full of life and colour.  Lovely feeling of spring.

Plants due today

 

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:13

Affections important.  I kiss my eryngiums 

dahlia tubers in ground through winter question.

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:10

Yes think blairs is absolutely right. 

Both dahlias and cannas benefit hugely from an early start. Because its so mild here mine do stay inmthe ground and shoot early.  However, I also plant in large pots under polythene, GH or conservatory for planting out in mid spring.  They flower so much earlier then.

My aster looks ill :(

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:03

Can I say I agree with Dove.  However, I would wait a little while until signs of growth and then apply fertiliser.  I have come to this recently because it avoids applying caustic fertiliser on fragile new shoots.   A couple of slug pellets too would be sensible......applied now 

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

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Anyone growing this? 
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