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just call me Genius!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:51

Well, a genius amongst us.    Good thinking MrsG

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:46

Oh..Cornwall is in the rugby County championship final at Twickenham.  And we will win it too 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:45

Well, been pretty good here.  No sun but warm and dry.

Mrsgarden,your rudbekias and lupins might be struggling for same reason or different reasons......like to hedge my bets maybe 

My lupins this year have been attacked like never before by slugs. They are ok cos I have been targetting them for few weeks now.  If next to your lupins the slugs may be getting to your rudbekias too.  They seem to stay there to feed on everything else there.  

However, in poorish, dryish soil I find rudbekias "wander" and whither away a little.  For me, they need good soil and moisture.  I moved them 2 years ago for this reason and they were superb last year and promising even better for this. 

panda, you look just as I imagined you.  

New Member

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:32

Hiya Nicky.  Good to see you here   Brilliant

Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:31

Thanks David.  That's why we all loved Geoff.  We could identify with his gardens,his ordinaryness.....done brilliantly.....was such that we could all emulate him in our own gardens.

I too will get his DVDs   

Perennial Planting

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 13:17

I shock nurserymen and GC managers constantly by telling them I will be cutting back their fantastic looking plants.....except for this morn.  Nursery owner was impressed....or was she humouring me?  

Love debates on my fav hobby but all good humoured and respectful of other viewpoints 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 13:12

Think punkdoc is enjoying his birthday.....prob looking forward to slap up meal

Been busy morn....dry and even a little warm.  Popped into little nursery and added to my collection of echinaceas.....viz., guava Ice and vintage wine. (lost the latter when I impulsively kept moving it couple years back).   First thing I did was chop off flower buds.   It will flower again in a few weeks and continue into the autumn. Otherwise it will flower now for few weeks and stop, and be on a lanky plant. 

Lovely nursery that has changed a little from grasses to flowering perennials !  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:59

Morning folks.

Have nice time Dove

Dont grow it but Valentine is lovely dicentra KEF.    I find it very satisfying widening and curving borders.brings out my creative side, if I have one.  Enjoy yourself.

Slugs!  What can I say without cursing?  Never aware of so many. They have clearly enjoyed the mild wet winter.  Lupins have been attacked with a vigour but, luckily, I have  been equal to them.  Last night I removed quite a number from them....as I have been over past week.....and the lupins are looking good, some even quite majestic.    

Have to prepare a veg patch for a friend this morn.  And, later.  support a friend's son whose mother is seriously ill in hospital.  Not sure what to say but hopefully can help.

Have good weekend everyone. 

 

Browning Juniper

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:45

I too think its an animal.......dog, cat or fox. Something regular and localised to that habitual spot.  I would,,for a week or so, simply place a piece of screen, mesh, anything to stop your nightly visitor Johnny.  It will then recover.  Careful about pruning  too much back ..or any pruning....just yet.  When new growth begins you can think about it then

Camila advise

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 23:48

Poly,hiya

Camellias move quite easily as they usually have good compact root system.  If mine, yes I would move if.....I moved one just couple of weeks back that was about 6' and it is growing already.  

A good rootball, a hole already prepared and water well and then a generous mulch.  It should be fine.  

Some may suggest you move it in autumn but I think it could affect flower bud formation then so do it now.as. I said, keep it watered during the summer and it should flower as usual next spring.

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Invasion....no likee

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