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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:59

Hey, exciting times in the garden.  My first taraxicum officionale opened today.  Beautiful 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:45

Bekkie, like anything and everything, we constantly learn about gardening and plants.

I think a plan is a good idea.  Summer is good starting point to THINK and maybe jot down some ideas..perhaps associating a couple of plants etc.  During autumn you can actually do,the physical stuff .  Resist impulse.  It's my downfall. I will suddenly move a lovely looking plant in full flower to move it to a "better " place . Not always a good idea. 

Dont be sentimental about plants you don't really want. Just because you have them doesn't mean you have to keep them.  Don't be afraid to chuck some stuff out 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:38

Love that David. 

LEGGY DAHLIAS

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:37

I grow in a similar way to Woody.  Where I want the spaces I dig up dahlias but otherwise I leave them in the  ground.  Yet to lose anything I think. (I appreciate it's a little milder down here)  Tubers dug up are large divided and grown hard too.  Several dahlias are now in 5 litre pots, a couple in even larger ones (5' tall and flowering), and all of them are extremely bushy and sturdy.

Early spring don't overwater or over force and give good light.  Pinch out shoots on anything leggy and don't delay potting on as growth determines.  This should avoid any leggy plants.  (I did have one tuber though that developed just one shoot.  Good size tuber though.  I pinched it back hard.  It is now a nice leafy mound, but smaller than the others but buds developing.  Variety also affects vigorous.....of course....so not all dahlias will grow in the  same way but treatment is same 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:09

Morning forkers

Nice and sunny.  Looks like some light rain today and plenty tomorrow.  So much for having 82 degrees! 

Lupins are getting past their best now with secondary spikes doing their bit.  However other spikes like veronicastrums and agastaches are taking over their role

Re agapanthus Supernoodle, they stay in the  ground or in pots but dont dig up to overwinter. Don't grow the whites now.....gave them away in a silly period but regret that now.  However, they are a little more temder in England and best protected.  We have fields of them down here and St. Michaels Mount displays them beautifully. 

LEGGY DAHLIAS

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 00:00

Cut back to buds/shoots. Scissors if no secateurs.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:46

Identify the "smotherers" and either plant further away, put something of different habit, maybe taller erect, there or move the smotherer elsewhere.  

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:41

Yes, plenty of water Anne ASAP.  Flamingo will now start sending out sprays of foliage.  Lack of water now will inhibit this.  Can you place pot on a saucer?

powdery mildew on polemonium

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:37

Not forgetting the watering Yviestevie. 

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Invasion....no likee

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