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Dr Who

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:04

Am I the only one not knowing what this thread is about?   Who is this Doctor Who!  Is he a real medical doctor?  Has he got his own programme on the  tele.?

leatherjackets in lawn

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 08:58

I would scarify first if you can do it very soon. ,nematodes should be applied at this time


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:56

It looks a little starved to me .  However leave well alone for now but plant out next spring . Zebrinus, at least mine, has dark green leaves ( gold bands of course)  even now.   

Forester, yes for sure, your big mistake was not plantImg it out in spring.  It would have been double that size, at least, and prob would be floweriing.  Miscanthus  don't like to be left in pots like that ESP durIng a hot summer 

It's my birthday

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:59

Oh, missed fairygirls youngest birthday.   

So happy birthday little un. 

sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:57

Exactly same with me Dove.  I had myself down as "ignore"......?

I will check my list......prob clear it totally


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:54

Morning all

Sun n showers today I think

Decided to go for a pieris Flaming Silver or little Heath to plant in terracotta pot as a gift. Local centre has both plants .....and both are excellent, bushy and with late new growth (red leaves) .  Choice will be made this pm    Might even get both if I can haggle a deal 

Cant keep up with the tomato  and runner bean crops.  


White astrantia

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:23

One of the whites I've been considering is star of billions.  Its a compact variety with nice white flowers.    Sounds ideal with red brick richondac


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:02

Maybe I do amd maybe I do 

Echinacea problem

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:51

Dried manure if applied too thickly in hot sunny weather can be disastrous for plants.  Killed a whole greenhouse of tomatoes many years ago. Dried manure in the planting whole plus a thick mulch.  Hot sun the next day and the "fumes" we're fatal.  

Outdoors plants like Phormiums, lupins and others suffered badly with over use of dried manure.  Noticed this too with mushroom compost in the past but suspected chemicals ....possibly weedkiller the mix.  Mushroom composf now has less chemicals I,think so,prob not a problem now.

Over concentrated fertilisers or anything can be harmful .....little and often is better 

White astrantia

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:37

Nut, have to slightly disagree .....I have astramtia jumble hole.  Full flower now and has been for a few months.  Not small though 

I am myself looking for another white astrantia  

Richondac, why the need for it to be small?  Do you mean height or width or,both?

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Even you hard hearts......

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