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Verbena B

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 20:16

Hiya holly

Bonariensis does grow slowly right now....seedligas, young plants and mature plants are only just beginning to quicken in growth.  

Only pot on when you see roots at bottom of the tray otherwise leave them for now.  However, pot on into small pots when these roots are seen and pot on again when roots are visible.  They will grow vigorously very suddenly with greater day length and extra warmth.  I add plenty of perlite in compost mix for bonariensis.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:56

Salino, isn't it fun looking at unusual,plants?  Got a nice pale blue alpine phlox floweriing now.

Yes getting plants is still gardenIng....good isnt it ?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:29

Evening everyone

Weather is now very windy and wet...changed dramatically.  And it's cold. And grey. 

I promised everyone we will have a good summer....well...........


We still will.................

Runner Beans

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:39

Hiya criss

Can you plant adjacent rows and tie in?  A horizontal cane across the top joints adds to the strength.

Brown patches on my conifer

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:33

They do tend to brown for various physiological reasons.  Could a fox or cat be urinating on it?  

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:31

Hiya fairygirl

Yes nice busy day thanks.  Don't bring your hailstorms down here.  Not too bad right now.

Hope you are well and your wand is in good working order

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:24

Hello happy. 9 sweet peas is exactly the number I plant.  They will smother your wigwam and look problem. I pinch them out too to encourage bushyness.  

Dig a reasonable hole and incorporate some compost or manure and some fish blood n bone fertiliser.  And pick, pick and pick again.  Enjoy your sweet peas happy

How do I trim my Carex Frosted Curls?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:16

Agree with obelixx.  No harm will come anyway by cutting.

Now I know why I've got Doogle in my garden............

However, I pot on to grow bigger before planting out if only for appearance sake....3 small plug grasses, etc.  look woeful and tiny in the garden scene. Grow on for another 3 weeks and then plant out for an impact planting that looks good.  Your carex will have made quite a lot of growth by then

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:10

  Not long in but my parcel of agastache Blue Boa has arrived.  Perfect condition and ready to go into the garden

Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 16:55

I grow purple sensation in several areas.  I grow them where foliage is not easily means they grow slightly taller.....behind deciduous shrubs or behind perennials that are now growing well.

So....mine are basically in full sun

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