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Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:28

Fishy, far from the expert here, but I have been removing bottom leaves over past couple of years whether they are healthy or not to  bottom trusses of fruit.  Not a bad grower of far

Will google Edd's link now

Flower lifespan

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:40

Interesting question and fascinating reply folks.  Helps when choosing plants 


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:37

Dont be alarmed Primrose.......  Its just that conditions seem ideal for blight now and its best to be prepared.  take measures to keep plants clean, well ventilated and remove any unhealthy leaves.  

Taken the dog.....lovely out there overlooking the beach and feeling have to shoot off soon

got to say the antics of our politicians baffle me. Another huge bail out for Greece yet in a few months the same crisis will re appear.  Its not that the politicians are stupid...many of them's more that they have an agenda to keep them occupied and well paid 

Budleja dying

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:22

Would not plant another buddleia there Standen....never good to replant with the same.

why not ring the changes there?  Depending on space, perhaps a border of perennials to provide colour all yesr round?  

get that old buddleia out and replenish the aoil.  Dig it over well.  Plan for something else .



Posted: 13/07/2015 at 07:20

Hello forkers.  Damp overnight.  Garden is looking "lush" now with recent rain.  Humid though.  

MrsG, yes,cannas can grow in pots as long as they are reasonably big and john innes is used. They cannot remain in pots for too many years though.  2 years for me as they grow so quickly.  

Salvia patens are all in flower now....yesterday the last to flower had nothing.  This morn bright blue flowers.....delighted as rudbeckias alomgside are opening now too.   And buddleia buzz magenta too has opened overnight.  Looks good.

managed now to keep blackbird from my blueberries.....although he's had a good feed....but he, prob them, is focussing on my peaches

enjoy your day everybody 

LED Garden Lights

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:51

Ritchie....I have a dozen,,prob more, solar lights around the garden but I went for cheap.  Less than a pound each.

bought last year they have been great over winter and until now.  plenty of light and small enough not to be comspicuous.

i use them to light up grasses and white flowers come alive at night.  I have some set atop canes for height and some low on the soil.  

A friend of mine had some expensive lights as a birthday present.  Imposing .....too imposing.....and they have long since "died".  Cheap works well Ritchie 

Ideas for below lollipop privet

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:43

Yep, was my first choice too Beaus Mum.  

Flowers for ages and gives a nice summer hazey cloud of blue.  Campanula would be flat Pheo.  Some movement with the nepeta 

So pleased

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:37

Lovely arent they Hollie?  

At least one patrols my garden too

once held up traffic on a busy road to pick up a hedgehog in the middle of the road.  Took him to the hedge and watched him scuttle off.  .......often wondered if I took him to the side he wanted to go to though 


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:21

Well, I tidied up my stainless steel monkshood earlier and I'm perfectly fiiiiiiiii..............................................................

Ideas for below lollipop privet

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:18

A nice spreading vwriety is Birch Hybrid Pheo. ,lovely velvety blue flowers all summer long.  adaptable too to most aituations.  For me it is evergreen.

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