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Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 16:35

That really would be pretentious 

Non flowering azalea

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 16:32

They should grow well there peanuts.

perhaps, and likely, it is just settling down.  It may be a later flowering variety so still time.  I have some flowering.....some for 3 weeks now and others just starting to flower. 


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 16:29

Jennifer best buy a fresh pack.  Frrtilisers, composts etc. are best bought fresh every year I think 


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 16:27

Ultimately they will revert colour they want to be.......  I had brilliant blue hydrangeas given to me as cuttings but they gradually went purple red then pinky red.  Down here blue hydrangeas are everywhere as most of Cornwall inland is acidic .

repot with ericaceous soil....they should then remain blue.

Aeonium Zwartkop - getting bigger

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:39

Lizzy...propagating is easiest thing.  Take pieces from the stem and let them dry for few hours then stick into compost. they root fast and grow fast.

not a lot of care needed.  

I cut mine back 3 weeks ago....cuttings as above and new shoots appearing on my main plant. Liquid feed now and then.  Water sparingly.  If it looks too top heavy for it's pot you could pot on but use a heavy one......aeoniums get tall and can blow over......and a mixture of perlite and john Innes    Enjoy it.  Love the colour.

Miss removal

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:34

Classic Andrew.  We have all done it.

just keep it watered and be prepared to reseed the patches.  Dont feed again to compensate unless a liquid nitrogen feed in few weeks

gardening advice programmes

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:48

I record most programmes to view what I like when I can.  

I guess it's human nature to whinge though.       Met a guy in local Lidls other day who was soooooo boring.  He was happy with his life, with everything in the world and would not stop talking.  Next in line I simply smiled.  This guy waited by the exit to talk some more.    The whingers arent so bad 


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:36

Mine are outside and growing away.......the cascading fuschias like bonfire type.  agree with Dave but water profusely when plenty of top growth ...and feed 

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:33

Nut, that's fine. I use the Latin names myself but it's those guys who try to impress with their ".knowledge"...we all know what I mean.......that I do not tolerate 

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 09:43

However, over pronunciation can seem very pompous. I have had such people talk to me and I simply walk away if it's obvious they are like that.  No time for them 

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