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Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:58

Few years back I tackled a council guy spraying weeds on roads n pavements. ,waving sprayer around like a guardsman on rail platform. ,got him before he reached my property.....I shot him, of course.  Well, he might have sprayed my plants!

Poorly Hellebores?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:53

Sounds lot better than the usual mpc. MACAVITYTHECAT.  I have used my own sieved soil, sieved mpc, and perlite for containers.  One bonus reason for the mixture.....was a lack of vine weevils.  ESP with top dressing of gravel

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:49

Looks great Christine.  Lots of hard work there but now the rewards!


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:47

Slugs n snails eat dianthus when the flowers are out. So, out of season, they won't be touched. Caterpillars also ...prob more,pelargoniums. 

Magical raindrops

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:40

Nice....and dew on grass too


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 09:20

Morning Fairygirl.

Do you know varieties of cimicifugas/acteas?  Dont forget, they love moisture in growing season so get some good stuff in the soil locally.  Secondly, they improve year on year......first year not too many flowers but better thereafter.  Thirdly, they make largish foliage plants so need bit of space.  Fourthly, not too much direct summer sun if soiI is on the dry side.

Agree, it would be very wrong not to buy those discounted plants.  You are sooooo thoughtful.

Ecky thump!  Got to make tracks and it's raining................

Poorly Hellebores?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 09:11

Addict, tend to agree with you.  Some composts, however, dry out too quickly too.  Trouble is its difficult to anticipate just how each brand of mpc will perform.  John innes,,yes, is a much better option.  Currently I have 2 brands of mpc and they are totally different. I use one as a mulch around newly planted stuff and the other as potting medium but neither is ideal.  As a mulch I improve it by mixing in dried manure.   As for potting on I regard the plant's requirements .... what conditions it prefers, etc., ......and assess individually.


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:50

Morning folks

Rain here.  Miserable weather.

Hey Addict!  , don't get too wet 

Seems so strange ....blazing sunshine to dark and wet comditions, seemingly overnight.

Plants enjoy it though. 

Just had email saying an order of agastaches, (new varieties), Centaureas, and heleniums will be despatched next week.  They arrive in 1 or 2 litre pots and they will remain in those pots until early next spring.  

Planting out lavender

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:36

Beverley, resist.  Hold them back until the spring.  You will have bigger, better plants to put out.  Your plants....between 2 and 4".....will be "lost" in your garden over winter, will simply be stagnating in cold wet soil.  For me, it's a no brainer

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 00:28

Nice scene bob....will you save all those dahlias?

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