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Latest posts by Verdun

phlox dying

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:40

Eelworm is a serious problem with phlox but you say yours flower well with wonderful green leaves.  Is it just at the base thaf leaves fall off? It doesn't sound like eelworm then.  

Is the ground very free draining ?   If so it could be shortage of water ESP with the recent heat we have all experienced

Unknown Shrub and pest infestation

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:41

It looks like viburnum to me too.  I would scrape them off as best you can and then spray just as bob has advised.....viz., Provado ultimate bug killer

Runner beans

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:30

Look, maybe we could all send a bean each to Mahwah.....or join me as the phantom gardener and leave beans there

Runner beans

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:08

Not quite Mahwah.

Beams are difficult in pots and in this heat almost impossible.  You need to water well, spray daily amd,Iin very strong sun I would try and fleece them

Geranium oxonianum

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 17:45

Hiya yarrow.   Been watering too much....possilble?  Wargrave pink for me has always been a reliable long flowering plant for dryish places.

Earlier in the year did the foliage look eaten? Caterpillars have wreaked havoc this hear with them


Posted: 22/07/2013 at 17:40

Well, I'm just a 10 min walk from the beach.  1 min from the traffic for me.  Lol

Alliums with Agapanthus?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 16:15

Plant alliums like purple sensation near not too tall deciduous shrubs.  They flower above them and when they are going over the deciduous shrubs will cover the dying allium foliage.  Don't plant them too close to herbaceous perennials or grasses as you will ultimately lose them.

Butterfly bush - Budleya

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 16:04

Hiya Gid

The colour ??ou have is fixed.  Decide what colour you would, purple, etc...and you can buy that plant.  Buddleias dont need fertilisers ..good drainage and as much sun as possible is all they need.  A nice variegated buddleia with lovely foliage and purple flowers called Harlequin is available too

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 12:47

Some fantastic pictures there folks.  I'm growing heleniums for first time this year. It was always the foliage that put me off before.  I love them.  Mind you they are positioned so that foliage will be obscured in 4 weeks or so. (Aster frikartii monch is now about to flower in front of moreheim beauty )

 One combination that looks good for me is pink penstemons with geranium jolly bee. (sorry but I think it is different to Rozanne) this summer has seen both of them grow enormously and flower profusely.



Posted: 22/07/2013 at 11:48
  1. Welcome back punkdoc.  You now talking like us down ere now are ee?

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