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Geraniums

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:55

WillDB, cut back hard now if you feel its looking less than perfect.  It will regrow,very fast. Brookside is not a,variety I grow but if I did I would expect it to reflower again by mid July.

Lupins blossoms gone ? ?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:49

Miriam, as soon as the flower spikes start to fade remove them.  Often you can cut to smaller flower spikes lower down...

(all flowers will fade...deadheading asap promotes further flowering)

Planting out hydrangeas

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:22

I think you are getting just a little over enthusiastic Birdie.  You have a young plant and a balanced fertiliser is fine. Look at it this way....would you give a baby steak and chips?  Just enough fertiliser to keep it ticking over.  Make sure it doesn't dry out though

Red currant pruning

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:17

If you simply aim to get plenty of new growth every year you will get plenty of fruit.  I look to remove old wood and to create spurs on last year's wood.  

How to

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:13

Think they are a little small to plant into the garden valerie.  I would grow them on in pots, repotting as they grow, with a view to having strong plants for next year.  

You are likely to have yellow colours too.  What you could do is let one stem flower this year then label it....then remove flower. It's what I did last year

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:02

Will do Fairy........you will get your share of the sun soon enough .  Do you want my sunglasses, lager or bucket n spade? 

Geraniums & dahlias

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 12:58

Pelargoniums do quickly go brown or fade.  Although not my favourite flowers I grow quite a lot of them and desdheading is almost a daily chore.  Cut off flowers as they fade Una......fresh buds quickly develop and thus helps keep plants compact.  Now and then cut off long stems too when you deadhead.

(that's the problem with white flowers, their pristine whiteness is tarnished so quickly on most plants from camelias through to astrantias)

Covering Leylandii

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 12:51

Agree with Fairygirl on this one......except I would not add trellis to the top of the fence.  Do you have space for some shrubs there the amateur gardener?  A mixture of planting and depth of planting ..???

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:34

Pretty hot today.   From a misty, drizzly overnight the sun burst through early.  

Dont think we get that much sun here.......none at all at night time 

How to

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:31

Cheyenne are pretty robust, in my experience.  Domt think you have said, Valerie, how big your plants are, have you?

to flower well they need a decent size.  I would remove any flowers now and let them form in July.

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