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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 21:47

Actually......sssh!  I know how to do it but it's frustrating job so I just plead incompetence.  

Been an absolutely glorious day here today.  Picked and gave away,beans, Beetroot and carrots.  Picked blueberries and tomatoes.  What a bounty from a wonderful time of year.

On another thread someone has a dying conifer.  I'm planning what to plant up when I remove a picea albertiana conica in September.  It's looking fine I guess but it's had it's day and I want to "excite" that area a little.  It's already a partly new bed with lots of astrantias, grasses, agastaches, hostas, and a superb Taxus standishii amd Acer garnet.  Want to complete it now.  Gardening is always moving's what makes it,so exciting.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 21:37

Or,you can use nematodes to kill the weevils.  

Addict has said,sounds like ??ou have watered it too much.  This will,also create nice moist conditions for your vine weevil.  Dry for your buddleia!


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 21:30

Hiya sean

I would not feed but,Cornus alba does like bit of water.  I grow a couple of,different varieties and the leaves do throw up some colours now and then.  just adds to the colour!


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 21:27

Again, smokin, nice one.  Always enjoy your posts


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 21:24

A lot of phytophthora about now and in recent years.  I have lost a juniper, photinia and neighbour has conifers in his hedge dying.  Nothing you can do to save them.  Could you put a feature there.....maybe a mirror or maybe an arbour?


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 21:20

You must be exaggerating!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 18:54

It has been roasting here today.  So hot.

Good evening FORKERS.

Gotta niece is going to "teach" me how to put a cover on a duvet.    Well. I am a simple soul


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:58

No, fleurisa, domt try to root lavendar or rosemary in water.  They root quickly right now in mpc.  If you can get some grit,.sharp sand or perlite then mix this in.  50/50 or even more grit/sand/perlite than that.  They will have rooted by mid September.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:53

Huya pokhim

Firstly.....yes, it is essential to test your soil.  Well done on that.  Then you,will know what kind of plants you can grow.

You can make pockets where the ground needs to be better drained....e.g. We all do that for lilies.  For your thistle....once you know your soil can imcorporate some grit or sharp sand in the bottom of the planting hole and refill using grit and sand mixed with the soil when filling in.  It sounds like you have the soil to grow thistles there.  

You often find different micro climates even in a small garden....areas of more shade or shelter.  I would guess your soil to be neutral but let us know.  You can get,good quality plants to grow there too for bees and butterflies....lyn has mentioned several.  




Posted: 16/08/2013 at 08:41

Nice one smokin

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