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My flowers ..

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 15:21

Grasses have flowers too....this is P. Villosum.  It will get more floriferous week by week

Mildew on my scabious

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 15:04

Exactly right Hortum.   

Using mpc doese not help either......I suspect this is what you used linzijane!    A good john innes (number3 in this case) would be far better.  I would add dried the compost too and be sure to keep up with the watering   

Mildew on my scabious

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 13:18

Yes indeed mildew.,   Scabious gemerally are susceptible when they dry my during summer.

cut back all the can remove every leaf too. Don't worry this will not kill it.  Clear the rubbish away from the soil and mukch...even mpc will do but I would add some pelleted chicken manure or fish blood and bone.  Water well. drench it.  Keep it watered in dry conditions.

your scabious will soon grow and will flower again in a few weeks 

Dahlias destroyed by animal in garden

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 12:08

My dahlias.....mostly now  all over 5', except for dwarf varieties......are staked in mid spring when growth is vigorous.  Three 6' strong bamboo canes...topped with eye protectors.....and string provide (hidden) support all summer .  

Melanie, cut off all broken stems and clear them away.  Scatter some fish blood and bone around them and they should regrow at this time of year.  Or, dig up the tubers and pot them....they will for sure be ok for next year.  Hiw about planting a helenium there? Should be some sizeable ones in gc now.  Or some cosmos plants....they will be growing fast now and give you plenty of colour.  Or,,how about a tall grass there instead?   Miscanthus will fill in well 

Runner bamboo - how to stop it

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 11:55

It will not  be a single runner and any pieces left behind will take root 

Runner bamboo - how to stop it

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 08:41

Foolish indeed to kid ourselves that running bamboos will not cause major problems; they will. ...even structural damage eventually.  

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 08:24

Remember.....all done in a day!  One day?   Often the budgets are tiny. 

When we plan, plant and re design our own gardens, we know it will take months at least for them to grow and fill out

saw a recording of a prog last was excellent  I will not be criticising this well-intended programme 

Runner bamboo - how to stop it

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 07:41

Bamboos DO go deep.  If its roots stayed in top few inches bamboo would not be the thug it is.  I have already described a neighbour's bamboo that has emerged in the pavement after growing under a wall.  If you have a running bamboo...the sort most people will cause huge problems sooner or later.  

Just dont plant bamboo unless you are 100% certain it is a clump former . If yours are producing "runners" they are not clumpers

Planting ideas

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 07:32

Geraniums, yes, would do well there.  Ann Folkhard would scramble around there beautifully.  How about white gauras?  these too have a casual airy feel and look and  will flower for months.  Dwarf buddleia Buzz too....Ivory and Magenta;  flower for a long time on bushes 5' high.  Sedums like Posties Pride, Autumn Joy....there are a some lovely new varieties out now.  A sanguisorba like Pink Tanna will give tall colourful movement there.  Penstemons too.  Veronicas and hardy salvias for vertical colour over a long period

Nepeta would look good scrambling over the edges

Depends on what you want there Denno.....colour?  cool foliage?  Grasses? 

Can you suggest a plant?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 22:06

You sell plants Hortum?  Considering Phantom PG.......

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