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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:02

Lesley, I've always assumed hemerocallis benefits from plenty of manure or compost ....when I divide I always do this.  Is it your practical experience to grow them this way?  

Agree with Mrs Garden, a few photos of your favourites would be nice


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:51 a kid I was often called Bisto, so I considered Christolovesbisto for my forum name!

One foot maxI height is very limiting.  2' too tall?  Most everything will exceed 1'.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:47

Morning folks.  Sunny....will be a hot day, hopefully.  Want to use my new telescopic  hedgetrimmer.  It's got adjustments for angles and lengths, etc but doesn't play music.

Can see a couple of plants in wrong places...trouble is they look so good but I know I will move them!   My own worst enemy! Ah well!




Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:36

Margaret, I think it needs dividing.  Have you done that?


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:20

I too try to respond to new posters.  Even if the question is better answered by others

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:38

Yesterday scorching.  Today got soaked.  Dry now.  Tomorrow,will be a cracker.  Next week too.

Hey zoomer, wot you doing up,this late?  Wont be doing seeds for next year....lack the patience,for that.....but will continue taking cuttimgs


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:34

Just watched gardeners world and our carol.  Yes,,she was a bit, effusive....than usual over her day lilies. That's her though....she's ok is CK


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:25

Gilly, you misconstrue!    I have said just as you have ...viz., with added compost etc pat,will have a living garden.  The "dead" garden is the decking, etc.

I too have rejuvenated areas once covered with sheds, etc.and with great success and satisfaction.  Go for it Pat


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:09

Hiya mowmymoss

Yes, I too like the name.  Most asters are susceptible to mildew so best to read upon those that do t get it.  Monch is definitely fine.  I used to grow some large clumps of asters but the mildew ruined them. Better plants to grow

You can spray with need to re-apply after rain....but it's a pain.  Try to keep soil moist amd you have a better chance of avoiding mildew.  Dryness at the roots is the main cause of mildew.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:02

Hey zoomer, dont throw in the towel.  I think the forum is used less in the summer as already said.  I have ventured briefly onto other forums but this is the one for me.  It is more spontaneous, fulfilling and uplifting ...for me anyway.  

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