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Soggy Discentra

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:56

Totally agree with Bob

Too many people are watering.....over watering....plants right now.  And ESP with small plugs, bare roots etc. that simply cannot deal with all that moisture.  

If in doubt don't water yet.  It's such a temptation to water and hurry up growth etc  but you can't rush plants.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:52

Hee hee hee 

Would I lie?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:50

Beautiful day here.  It's boiling hot so had to come in for cool drink.  

Hope it's good where you are too.  Don't forget folks, strong sun at this time of year can be painful so wear sunhat 

Leaf spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:46

Yep, I agree rust is just about terminal I'm afraid.  

Used to grow them up to 8' high and were superb ....until,they got the rusts!  

Best grown as annuals...unless "they" have come up with a resistant variety 

Hydrangea

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:36

MrsGarden, make sure you plant it where it can get plenty of moisture.  Hydrangeas love water and hate it dry.  

Forsythia question.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:31

Firstly, if you hack this plant down you will not get flowers for  3 years or so.  It will also look awful.  Forsythias aren't the most shapely anyway.

Secondly, it flowers on wood made last year.  So prune flowered wood after flowering.

So, if you prune out the flowered wood every year you will gradually "bushify" your forsythia.  Also remove a branch or two every year right down to the ground.  In a few years you will have a more compact, younger plant.

for me, secateurs rather than the saw...except for the removal of stems to the ground 

Hydrangea

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:18

Yes, get it in ASAP. 

Agree about sentiment in the garden.  It's not soppy or sad or silly.  It's important to have this ingredient in the garden 

advice please

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:15

I have a feeling it's yet again the issue of being far too wet over winter.  Those browning leaves?  

You don't say how old the piant is, if it's in a pot or when it was planted.  It could have gotten too dry last summer, hence no flower buds,  then too wet/saturated even and the effect of that.  

Not convinced about the frost....camelia foliage is tough usually.  It's frost and rapid thawing that causes damage on flowers and buds.  

2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:29

Lovely marion. 

Plants mosaic

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:26

Euonymous emerald n gold would be quite nice there...evergreen, variegated leaves and easily shaped. 

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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