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Peach Tree advice

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:43

Just try to pull off those stems from below the graft.  If you cannot pull then cut them.  Keep main trunk free from further such shoots by pulling


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:38

Blooming hot.  

i enjoy a visit to nurseries so I took a friend to a new on me this morning. Nothing especially unusual but plants were cheap and I haggled a good deal for my friend.  She had a very large Nandina, a huge Teuchrium (despite my advice not to get it), a couple of phloxes, senettiis, and others.  I got a trio of agyranthemums and a couple of verbena rigidas.   There are 2 nurseries we could have visited too but the whole day would have gone.  And my friend is loud and non stop talking.  Enjoyable though.

trouble is I will have to plant her purchases........

Giant Lupin Aphid

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 08:01

Don't really have an issue with lupin aphid recently.  now have I tempted fate?  My feeling is to grow lots of different plants to try and avoid dedicated pests.  I have about a dozen or so lupins well spaced.  

Talkback: Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:55

Thanks Ian for the information .  Enjoyed it 


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:53

No Stephen.  Grow them fast and sow more seed.  I don't thin but I space seed 1" apart.  

Hosta s in pots

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:50

Got Obsidian Hostafan....nothing quite like it.  Could I suggest Tiarellas too with hostas?  Obsidian and a fluffy white Tiarella associate really well here.


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:47

Chilly night but dazzling sunshine now.  Looking good 

promised to take someone to a garden nursery this morning.  She tends to buy everything she sees and I have to be the point of common sense.  No doubt I will be tempted by something....Tiarellas are looking good in the garden right now so if I might get a couple more. I literally have more plants than planting sites.....I never squash plants in cos they all fill their allowed spaces.  Hate plants squeezed in 

a cerise red azalea is catching the eye right was given to me a few years ago because the colour was not liked.  So dug it from her garden and transplanted it here.  Free and beautiful?  but that's enough about me 


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:51

Hello Patsy . Think I would feed and mulch too plus a generous soaking 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:47

No Hostafan, not rude at all.   I stopped getting more hellebores because I wanted space...variety....between them.  Also my garden is not as great as yours and other plants need to feature.  I'm getting very  fond of hostas though but don't want too many.  Grasses, tender perennials, etc., are favourites too so I need to have a balance. However, always room for something special and, by the look so far, hosta Liberty seems to fit the bill 


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:49

Runnybeak, you must have psychic powers.  I DID see a donut on the lawn today and are it quickly.  a jealous visitor said it was dog poo .....sillee billee wasn't he ?  

MrsGarden, dont give up on your grasses. many are only just sprouting.  best in second year and beyond.

for purple look at persicara red dragon

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