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Posted: 04/06/2013 at 07:47

morning forkers

wall to wall sunshine forecast today and its already hot.  who would have thought that 2 weeks ago?

bev, nice planting....bags summer colour to come there.  i often go outside cuppa in hand i ntending to just sit but always forget my tea and do something in the garden.  got couple of gerberas that have flowered off and on over the winter but its the summer when they light up.

might get a couple of large pots to plant on cannas today but not much to do in garden for moment

watch that sun folks.....tanned but not burned?


Aconitum and hardy geranium turning brown!!

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:23

It still could be lack of moisture.  aconitum doesnt like to be dry. however that geranium should cope.

how dry is the area?  is soil poor?

i have noticed differen types of plants suffering this year from fungal problems...been that sort of season.

Meconopsis delight

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:16

so envious gurbian. i cant grow them


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:51

salvia cambridge blue, meconopsis baleyii, felicia all match pretty well.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:48

good evening forkers...what a scorcher of a day.  even better tomorrow they say

woodgreen makes me feel lazy.  well done deserve your BBQ

saw Beachgrove this week.  all about plants although they dont name them all as in geoff hamiltons day!  its an enjoyable programme.  GW too was pretty good i thought.

all these posts about food are making me hungry

Just bought Sambucus Nigra "Black Lace" 30cm tall

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:37

i would pot it on into john innis number 3 in a decent size pot.  water it enough for it not to dry out.  then plant it out in the autumn.  it should be at least 3 times its current size by then.  it will look so silly at the moment in the middle of your lawn. next year it will be 4 or 5 feet tall and a width to match

J Parkers let down

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:40

ive long said that many of these plugs of perennials....., not so much annuals or bulbs......are not really worth buying.  working out the cost of these plugsand small bare roots and the postage and compare to buying a decent named variety of a plant you really want and that will flower now or soon, well to me its a no-brainer.

one good plant is better than a lot of scrawny embryos that might, might, become something next year.  buy quality not quantity..cheaper in the long run too


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:32

hiya fidgetbones

busy then.  lucky you included getting dressed amongst your schedule

fairygirl...just as i imagined you   ha ha


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:27

well done billy

Brown leaves on rhododendrons

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:08

morning jigsaw gill

i agree.  feed it with ericaceous food and let it recover from that hard pruning

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