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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:54

Thoughts with you Matty

Honeysuckle

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:52

It's popular common problem this Yead, viz., powdery mildew on honeysuckles and many other plants.

I normally prune back in autumn but best in spring.  Collect all fallen leaves and apply a good thick mulch. Next year ensure plant doesn't dry out.  Organic fertiliser too in spring then you will have loads of flowers next summer 

Begonias begonias

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:47

Don't grow many begonias...only the "bonfire" type.  Much as already said but I also make sure the corms are hollow side down.  I'm going to try polystyrene granules this time ...have some from packaging.....tucking the corms well inside. ( I also wish them sweet dreams  But no bedtime stories  )

How to `winter` flower pots/tubs

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:40

Scudo, the perennials in your post are very unusual 

Maybe you could,post a picture of those,perennials.....they may be hardy. Lilies will be fine.  Begonias need to be frost free.  Herbs will be fine, but parsley is best sown annually.

Issues with hedge trimmers

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:25

Think you need to try them out in places like B & Q.  .....hey, don't mean starting them up but ask to handle, lift and feel them.  It's what I often do.  Assume all petrol ones will be heavy though

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:11

What do flowers drink  to keep healthy?   Acteamel?   Actea/actimel? 

(don't get this quality anywhere else )

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 15:40

Yes Matty,,I would put your young lavender plants in the GH

My thoughts too about illumination foxgloves.   It's mild here but I'm so tempted to pot them, or couple of them anyway. It's  the wet for me down here that may damage them

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 15:35

All jokes are allowed  As long as they are corny, silly and harmless.  I do agree .....I'm sure it was implied, no?, oh ok!.........that my own jokes are the best.  They do set a very high standard I believe 

Not a joke really but this morning I passed someone with a black umbrella.  It was just a guy with really, really big hair.  It was very funny.  Just what I needed enroute to the dentist for  a check up at 2.30????   Ha ha, no it was for 8 30.  

Perrenials taking over garden

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 15:27

Lydiaann, try the super strength glyphosate on jap anemomes.  It's worked for me.  Dry cloudy days from spring through summer are  best

Perrenials taking over garden

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 15:25

Which perennials are they Dave?  Artemisias, euphorbias??

I always keep an eye on any new plants  that are notorious for running but even then still get caught out by thinking I will dig them up each year.  However, I now avoid all of them.

Glyphosate is best treatment generally but it does depend on the plant.  Many can be traced close to the "donor" plant and therefore dug out emtirely....viz., the roots can be traced and removed with further excavations.  Others though do run far and wide sending roots down to appear several feet away.  These are best treated with glyphosate.  Too late inthe year now but next spring watch out for the new growths and spray.  Throughout the summer spray any further growths 

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