Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:09
Nice thick grass Fairy. (Despite advice not to sow grass seed in summer I find it germinates well if well watered). Going to put stripes on it?
A small patch I reseeded 10 days ago germinated in about a week

Cutting back and BFB

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:02
Seaweed spray, for me, is more of a tonic Jo. Spraying plants...foliage....but not in hot sunshine is beneficial. If leaves are dying back then leave well alone. When I said dont cut leaves I referred to healthy growing leaves. When foliage is clearly dying you can cut them then and clear away
most gc's have seaweed spray but I am using Shropshire Seaweed this year
I'm not getting emails via the forum right now or able to use smilies so system is not quite at its best
You didnt say which variety of sisynchrium you have Jo.....do you have tall variegated,,usually evergreen, or small low growing varieties?

Cutting back and BFB

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:49
Bumping up for Jo

J Parkers let down

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:47
Morning Jo......I thought I did reply but I'll have a quick look

advice

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:43
Paddy, camelias are pretty tough but if you've had a reasonably hot dry summer so far your camelia may not have enjoyed that. Did yoy water it well and not let it dry out?
If mine, Yes, I would cut it back to healthy wood. It will not flower next year if it recovers though. I would water it well and then mulch.
If its going to recover you should see signs of it over next few weeks.

In my garden today?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:16
Checking plants
Hydrangea limelight seems to have doubled its flower size.
First year for me with this and I love it. Maybe corny but yellow honka dahlia to one side and a dark aconitum on other set it off. Should look even better when those huge flowers turn white.
Cut back delphiniums there after a second tall flush of flowers
Knip Toffee Nosed is poking up nearby too.....half a dozen knip plants now doing well. Did you say what variety you have Jo? Intend to divide them all in autumn to make large clumps
Feeling much warmer

Is this tomato blight?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:57
Hiya Italophile

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:55
Morning folks
Very wet. Just back from a walk with the dog to the cliffs. Decided not to jump off today and grab a hot cuppa instead.
Glad to have done a fair bit in garden yesterday but everything is standing up well despite rain and wind.
Funny how the rain seems to encourage flowers to open almost overnight so I have new colour today
Forecast is for dry sunny weather by mid morning.
Cooking beetroot on trusty old rayburn.......Spike enjoys the heat so win win!

Cutting back and BFB

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 23:44
Dont cut back leaves. Leave them to put goodness back into the system. Ditto with iris.
BFB? I use this in early spring. ,it takes time before the plant can use this fertiliser properly. At this time of year a liquid fertiliser is better. It is immediate in action. Seaweed spray for me now

Ants in the Argyranthemums

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 21:10
Alex, you need o get rid of the ants. Ant killer powder or spray asap

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