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White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:06

Like fairy I value foliage in the garden....whether its colour or shape.

White flowers always look awful when going over......because its such a pristine colour anything less than perfect shows up.  So on buddleia, dahlia,whatever, removal of the offending decline is a priority for me

Slightly annoyed....a buddleia white profusion planted behind bishop of llandaff dahlia is not white profusion.  Looks good but purple blue.  Unlike me not to complain, but the online supplier has been excellent this year in replacing other stuff that failed that I think I will take the hit on this one and say nowt.  I will move this buddleia in autumn and plant somewhere else and get white profusion as intended. Will have to id the blue one though 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:56

MrsGarden, couldn't make out that word   No bad language here please, not with my sensitivities. my sensitivities  are very sensitive !  Your garden sounds very good though to get comments like that.  

Nkce day yesterday and is again today despite rain forecasts.  

Most of my dahlias are in full flower but twynings after eight, although with a few blooms....and plenty of buds......is disappointingly late this year.  It makes a nice white (on black) mass amongst heleniums, lobelias, salvias and the like so, come on twynings. 

 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:47

Hello Badder

Not sure about those white patches but suspect powdery mildew.

In any case those brown leaves I'm sure are caused by being a lIttle too dry.  Not frequent or daily watering but a good watering now and then is the solution to this and powdery mildew.  

 

 

hibiscus

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 16:02

Not too much feed I,think.  Just a scattering of fish blood n bone in early spring.  

They grow v quickly with relatively brittle branches so I prune annually to keep compact.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:02

Got sun here yviestevie 

Help Fir trees Dying

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:00

No, Mike, I don't think the soil top dressing is the cause of your fir trees' distress.  Unless the trees are small and recently ...over past 4 years or so....planted.

All conifers brown from the inside, that's not a problem. It's when the green outer leaves go brown thats an issue.

How big are your trees?  What sort are they?  Browning from one side only?  Perhaps an animal, or cold draughts could be the reason.  

This past winter and spring have revealed lots of comifer problems, down here in the south west anyway, probably because of the excessive wet comditions and subsequent diseases.

Perhaps a photo?

Rhus Japonica ( I think )

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:51

Morning Peter

Rhus typhina is a thug.  Cut it down, prune it or damage it and it will sprout everywhere.  

I would recut the main trunk and every piece of stem and apply sbk brushwood killer.  To help, drill holes or gouge out hollows to enable weedkiller to "pool" there.

Where you see suckers spray with super strength glyphosate, not usual sort.  If in a lawn paint,the suckers carefully to avoid contact with the grass.

Every sucker must be treated.  Keep alert to future suckers and do same thing.  Persevere and you will kill this thug.

 

Now there's irony

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:44

Like my neighbour's plastic heron......with a real heron standing alongside.

My friend's sonic rabbit scarer perched above a rabbit eating her plants

This could be a good thread folks......irony

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:46

Difficult isnt it?  When parents swoon over their beautiful babies.  they all look the same to me.....yep as said a mixture of Sid James amd les Dawson and that's just the girls 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:17

Scented too Greg 

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