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Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:53

Yippee!  

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:53

Morning pip

Yes a picture will help.  

A lot of problems this year are still about over watering ......is soil wet there?  

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:17

Daisy, that will move easily then ....still get as much rootball as poss though and still cut back top growth.

So then.....with my extra bit of advice....I assume that ALL that cake is for ME 

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:55

Supernoodle. I think lupins  will suffer in heavy soil over winter.

My soil is light and neutral but occasionally some lupins get a Epsom salts spray as they do yellow a little.  Then they are fine.  So, yes, acid soil should be fine.  If you can lighten the soil locally.....grit, etc.,.....lupins may well grow for you.  

I think lupins are unique right now......those majestic spires and they flower between the last of the spring flowers and before the summer perennials get going.  They fill a gap and do so superbly.  I usually pot them up after they have flowered

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:49

Well I would cut it back by half now, then lift with,as big a rootball as possible ( think this is important as sedums take a while to recover if rootball is lost).  As always, make sur you have a recipient hole prepared.  Water well.  Would not divide

Your cut back plant should still have flowers in late August or September 

When you cut back your sedum you can use them cuttings.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:45

Dove?  Behave! 

Mike, we are interested in you so no need to feel uncomfortable.  Hope the forum is good support for you.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:38

Dampish here but very warm and humid.  

Lucky you, Dove.  Have t heard the cuckoo around here for few years now.  Used to be a regular occurrence.  Dont know why.  

 

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 23:10

Bit like laying on a banquet for all the tramps in the area in the,hope they will eat their fill and then move on.  They and the slugs will be back....in fact they will make it their new home.  

I have several hostas in pots and in the garden not affected by slugs or snails except for 2.  One is being nibbled but I cannot see the culprit .....there was dying daffodil foliage nearby ...it's now gone so I'm hoping the critter has gone too.  Have cut out,the damaged leaves so hoping.  The second is badly planted.....a geranium is sprawling over it and a previously damaged lupin is close by.  So, there are reasons why slugs, etc., are doing their work.  I will cut back the early flowerimg geranium to, hopefully, solve the problem

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:58

I think it is sweetpea.  But you ask so nicely how can we not bow to your wishes 

Traumatised Plants

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:54

I agree with pansyface.  

What a story Nooze.  Hope you weren't too traumatised yourself by that terrible incident 

Well, it looks like you have done most things right.   Just see how things develop over the summer. 

Hibiscus often is slow in starting into growth so may simply be later again because of the damage done to it. 

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