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Blueberry problems

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 00:08

I pick on colour.  Blue and they're ready.  Pick those that are blue

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 20:53


Its appropriate you,"post" a photo tonight since you bought the plants at a "post" office.  ( got that joke from Fairygirl)

Whats this bush ?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 20:51

Exactly my thoughts magic one!

HELP ! Evergreen Complete help needed.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 20:49

Dan, just keep lawn well watered for next few days at least.  If you had a lot of moss in it, it will turn black.  

Fish blood and bone

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 20:44

Fidget, funny how ??ou knew exactly where that sausage was!!

Blueberry problems

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:41

I agree with advice given.....different varieties are needed for good pollination.  Add another variety and you will increase your yield.  Watering......they need good supply of water.  Mine are grown in large pots of ericaceous compost plunged in the ground....I do this  because the pots do not dry out as quickly.   I water from the hose though..A good ericaceous feed in spring and a couple of sprays with Epsom salts works for me.  I have 4 different varieties and am picking already from a bumper crop

Fish blood and bone

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:32

Welcome lileebee

I use fish blood and bone.  However, I wouldnt use it on the lawn for 3 reasons

Its can buy special lawn feed much cheaper

Its likely to encourage foxes, etc., to dig holes in your, blood and bone.?

Its slow acting...blood has quick acting nitrogen but not,sufficient to boost grass growth sufficiently,this summer

I would use liquid lawn tonic or granules.  Then water,in well.  Wouldn't use any fertiliser on lawn just yet though.....far too hot and dry


Whats this bush ?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:22

I know Fairygirl.....just flummoxed, my mox has never been so flummed!  Now we know it's Hebe its so obvious.  I also thought it might have been a red flowered,Veronica but that too is upright.

Mind you, I have grown mound forming penstemons ....almost alpine like.


Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:09

Hello Eri

Thats quite  a sunny aspect then.....sun all afternoon?  If so, lavendars would fit in.  Phormiums .....grass like coloured evergreen plants ( red, yellow, green etc foliage) ....would make a permanent attractive feature.   Pelargoniums would do well there, for the summer.  Fuschias too....there are hardy ones ( I grow a variety called Genii which has lovely yellow foliage amd red flowers,all summer)  as well as tender ones for the summer. Red or black Heucheras would,make an attractive evergreen mound....also has nice spikes of flowers..... As would some of the Thymes.  There is a lovely silver thyme called Silver Posie that is taller than other thymes with pink flowers....nice scent,  evergreen and low maintenance.  Some grasses like stipa Tennuissima would look good there as would some of the hardy outdoor geraniums like Crystal Lake, Orion, Rozanne, etc

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 21:29

Hey, fidget you beat me to the beans too.  Not my day! And my tomatoes aren't quite ready either.  I never get the quantity of tomatoes some seem to get.  But may be more this year.  I remember an old fellow who grew nothing but tomatoes.....he had masses and masses.  I tried to take his wisdom but never quite emulated his success.

KEF I,hope  ??ou enjoyed your,strawberries and cornish ice cream

The mist  has descended's cooler .....



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