Verdun


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Festuca Blue

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:08

it will turn blue if in sunshine and in a reasonably dry spot


blue foliage, like silvers and greys, tend to be more green in darker, damper weather. 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 14:54

Ha ha Frank....you sound tempted though 

Stipa tenuissima pruning?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 14:50

Andy, yes it is usually evergreen in most places   


look, your choice. Either way your grass will be fine.  


I trim back because the foliage looks green and fresh for the rest of the summer.  Because they get untidy and look unkempt I divide mine in spring.  They pull apart easily and I pot them up and plant out into the garden in a few weeks.  Or plant them out as a group of 3 or 5.  They tend to support one another better too like that I think 


its a learning curve too.....do it with one plant and compare it to the others in mid to late summer.  Most grasses like tennuissima, festucas and many carex benefit from regular division.  I find stipa arundinacea gets very big and division keeps it compact

Suitable compost for blueberry plants

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:38

What to feed cuttings and seedlings?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:37

Sorry Perki, didnt see you there. We agree about f, b and bone and mulching 

What to feed cuttings and seedlings?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:36

Sorry Craigh...waiting for others to say something 


in the ground your delphiniums, if they are of decent size, wont need a lot of feeding. 


Too much feeding produces lush foliage so another sprinkling in 4 or 5 weeks sounds fine......prefer fish blood and bone though.  However, more in agreement with Hogweed about mulching too......keep stems free and be vigilant for slugs


they could  have flower buds in 6 weeks Craigh. If you deadhead asap it is possible to have 3 lots of flowers.  I had this last year but two lots is the norm 


(I grow on delphiniums until they fill 1 litre or better still, 2 litre pots and then plant out) 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:23

No aym......dahlias everywhere.  In greenhouses and outside.  You can order any variety you like and they will grow it for you.  Just opposite St Micnaels Mount....you can see the sea.  In summer a riot of colour and fields of blue agapanthus are pretty special 

Suitable compost for blueberry plants

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:19

Acid compost Miss Krissy........go for a soil based ericaceous compost and don't overpot. If you have 3 different varieties that is ideal.  Dont feed those babies either......there will be enough food for them to grow away well for now 

Festuca Blue

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:16

is it indoors/gc by any chance Meomye?  It will be greenish if so


if it is in a well lit sunny position it will regain its blue foliage but I found it needed dividing every couple of years, about now, for best foliage colour.  bigger clumps are never as blue.   

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:11

ah! Dahlias.


some new ones from the National Dahlia Collection.....not far from here....I am looking forward to seeing in my own garden this year.

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