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Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:48
Hiya blackest
Rhubarb and the curry plant together indoors.......hmmmmmmm!
The better the soil the better your rhubarb.
For me. I would dig out a hole at least twice size of rhubarb crown. At the base I would add compost, manure and lightly fork/tickle it in.
With as much compost, manure as possible mix with your garden soil plus organic blood n bond....and backfill.
Water, drain water again.
Later ....few hours or couple of days....mulch with compost
Don't pick this year. Enjoy next year . ( do you know the variety?)


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:28
I agree with my Cornish cousin....sun scorch.
Are they in pots or in soil?
Some fleece might be a good idea and ....without over watering....make sure they do not dry out


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:24
I'm still having breakfast. I must get outside walk first though
Busy lizzie I am fond of Pulmonarias......have some nice foliage varieties but Blue Ensign has to be the best. Gentian blue flowers for weeks. I split and either plant or pot up after flowering every year


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:20
Morning gardening grandma
I love too campanula carpatica......I think Dicksons gold is same family...which are also well behaved mounds of blue or white flowers.
Pouffe too but bigger is lovely....again none of these is invasive
Some campanulas are invasive but just check those out first
Another yellow mound.....for santolina lemon fizz a slow growing santoline with yellow foliage instead of the usual grey
If your penstemon is struggling mention it to hayloft .....ASAP is best. I have always had failing plants replaced whether from GC or online.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:08
Can visualise that clematis in a couple of years. Nice busy lizzie


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:04
Morning everybody
Blackest rhubarb in the bathroom why? no, don't explain. Ha ha
Cloudy so far but warm


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 07:58
Morning dove
Dicksons gold is not invasive. It's well behaved mound forming....ironically I have one next to Heuchera (obsidian). Nice as a group of 3 I think that will eventually knit together.
As always you make me aware of local wildlife....I can imagine those green woodpeckers

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Posted: 21/04/2013 at 00:02
No busy lizzie,
I'm asleep at moment but will add to geraniums when I wake up

Cannot propagate new guinea impatiens

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 22:00
I do sit on the radiator when I take the cuttings

Plant id and rescue plans

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 18:25
Hiya blackest, I always get these things wrong
First picture is a weed...I'm forever digging it from friends garden. Is it wild potentilla or wild strawberry?
The other is heather or an old hebe, heather though I think. Way past it's best
Looking forwards to watching your progress tho blackest

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