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Where's Mike?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:51

Hey Philippa.......  Not nice.  

Everybody is important here and everyone would be missed.....even me and my classy jokes.

Would miss Mike's threads 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:48

Was going to picture agastache fiesta .....rich fruity colours.....but it's gone dark, windy and wet and some thunder.........I'm frighto!  

flamingo willow

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:44

Agree but if you can pull those green bits off so much the better.  Secateurs tends to encourage regrowth.  Most variegated plants throw up plain green shoots now and then....get rid ASAP or the bush will be overwhelmed by the green 

Mock Orange

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:39

Just think it simple Doug.  Remove those stems with flowered stems and cut back on those stems to,where you see new shoots growing.  Old grey, slightly gnarled wood can be cut out to the base too or as low as possible,  yes, do it now if flowerimg is over. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:27

this is agastache kolibri....salmon colour and currently about 5' high.  Canna beginning to flower behind.  lupins to right are being battered by the winds and a few spikes have just been smashed

solar light tucked in there too 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52846.jpg?width=350

 

down...right storm brewing...but they did look great next to the agastache.  never mind a dahlia will soon be showing behind the lupins.

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:11

No idea but thread title was interesting........

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:39

Madpenguin, did ??ou check plants' roots were not dry or rootbound?  Did you soak plamts before plantImg? Difficult to tell but are they the Voltage series?  They require more moisture than normal osteospermums.  

I would water well then start weekly dilute feeds of tomato food type.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:34

Howdy folks......bloomIn hot. Some rain now but still very,,very humid.

Fidget, those arums sound good.  Envious 

David spikes, I think being too dry may be why your rudbekias have wilted. Although same family as echinaceas rudbekias like it heavier and damper.  Try a good soaking.

My mum was due to go home tomorrow but now the hospital want to keep her in a little longer. ,took her for a drive today (hospital no likee) and I will take her home for few hours tomorrow to try and get some normal routine back into her life.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:07

You are a tease Bekkie  

Think I'll get a Cornish ice cream topped with Cornish clotted cream later as I nip down to the beach to cool off.  You got cool sea breeze there Bekkie?  

Reviving a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:01

Hiya Chris7

Both choisya and berberis can be cut back hard.   Do it now......plenty of time to regrow before the winter.

Choisya is simple but try to leave some green shoots. .....choisyas,have a habit of layering themselves so keep an eye open for this.

Which berberis?  One of the deciduous purple ones?  Or evergreen like Darwinnii which has orange flowers in spring?  In either case cut as hard as you like.  (I reduced berberis Darwinii by three quarters once.....decided it would die and I could plant a camelia there,instead )......and it responded brilliantly. 

Give granular feed and water well.  Mulch too if you can.  Good luck 

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Drat........

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