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Posted: 21/06/2013 at 09:19

Agreed but I do mine as soon as the flower spike begins to go over.  It seems a waste when there's colour still there but the secondary spikes respond more quickly and bigger.

Talkback: Magnesium deficiency

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 09:17

Epsom salts is cheap and effective.  A neighbour had problems with her winter cherry trees and I suggested Epsom salts every year.  Not much.  I add 2 dessertspoons to 2 gallon, 10 litre watering can and water it on.  I'm going to spray my tomato plants with light dilution this weekend.....

Cultivar ID

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 09:11

I grow blauhuge and it looks much like yours In Depth.  I grow Caraddona too but it's bit darker.  There are so many varieties now of hardy salvias but looking at my Blauhuge the  lower flowers are lighter, almost verging on white.

Maybe others have opinions but I would suggest Blauhuge


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:54

I think variety is the prerequisite.  Choose those described as having large flower heads. 

If me, I would feed with high nitrogen until bud formation and then switch to high potash feed


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:47

Morning everybody

Wet overnight but already looking good.

No gardening today..may cut grass and pull some weeds but mostly everything is in place.  So tempted to call again at the nursery I visited yesterday but, really, I don't need's that gardeners' disorder I guess??

Efolks the day folks


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:41

Morning everyone

Wet overnight but drying up already.  Is it just me, but plants have grown hugely over past few days and everything seeBud to be in bud or flower

Faorygirl hope you manage to get your fence done today.  Eating my own carrots now......I eat loads of 'em.  My niece calls me "orange face"....could be the carrots!

So tempted nursery I visited yet but Why?  I have so many unplanted things already. Is this a disorder of gardeners?

No real gardening today...grass may be cut.  A few weeds may be 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 01:02

Classy looking pots Fairygirl and nice planting.  I think, if you have a nice plant you need at least as good a pot to display it.

Time for the land of nod I think........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

scented bedding plants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 00:53

Ceri, heliotrope is fantastic.  The cherry pie plant.  I have them individually placed around the garden, door, path etc and the scent wafts beautifully.  The annual one, Marine, is freely available.

Grow a few Regale lilies.....mine are soon to open and for a month the scent is intoxicating. ....I know lilies aren't bedding plants but.....

Nicotiana, the tobacco plants, are,heavily scented too.

Glyphosate Concentrations

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 00:45

Hiya MMP

Well, I do mix it stronger sometimes for brambles, bindweed etc., even on bruised ivy when I help out a friend on her still-to-be tamed garden. ,it seems to work

I think it's Fairygirl who says resolva is strongest mixed glyphosate and I think she may be right.....some pre mixed glyphosate seems quite ineffective.

So 2 sachets ?  I say yes it should be more effective but try it and see.

Rozanne geranium problem

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:59

All part of the

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