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Talkback: Pansies and violas

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 18:45

They do best in good soil.  Hate dry impoverished soil....in my opinion

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 17:44

Lily, yes that town is named after me.  But I don't want to talk about my heroic feats.  Suffice to say the town earned that honour 

Fairy,,did you not get the sun?  Oops!  I forgot the 1 in front of 9.  Silly me  fine tomorrow, guaranteed 

My Olivia Austin rose is flowering well now......looks lovely.  No sign of scent though.  According to David Austin scent will come.  Not a rose expert by any means

Dying Comos

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 17:38

How big were these plants when you planted them out Cheshire gal?  

has it been hot and dry where you are?  did you water on your return ?

How to

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 17:33

Ordinary mpc Valerie

Lupins blossoms gone ? ?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:57

Oh right! looks like something has had a nibble to me.  Snails methimks.  Have a look later when dark

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

Discussions started by Verdun

The longest flowering perennial is........

 
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Sanguisorba

 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 08:56

Caution! Virus

 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 13:21

Fowl treatment or wot?((

 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 21:36

Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

 
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Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 12:08

Modules v insitu

 
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Last Post: 17/05/2016 at 20:19

Why did Chris do that?

 
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Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 08:37

My first

 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

The green of spring

 
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Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 15:47

Ok, not gardening but womderful

 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 22:07

why did we worry?

 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 19:22

Guess what this is.....

 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 08:54

Lupins a'flowering

 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:37

Inspiring or what?

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Last Post: 03/05/2016 at 07:45

IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:38
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