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Just my luck

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:21

Mike, I would still contact both the police and insurer.  You can still decide or not to make a claim

Life does seem to gang up sometimes.  Best wishes

Huge hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:53

Hiya Stacey.  Good to see you again

You could remove whole stems back to the ground....just the oldest one or two.  A general hack back could mean no flowers for couple of years.  And a mass of shoots.  But you  could then prune these back next summer to encourage flowers for the following year

If you simply remove old flower heads next spring and remove a couple of old stems would you feel happy with its size then for next year?  No loss of flwers then

cottage garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:45

Susie, they need alkaline soil.  Good drainage with reasonable soil quality.  Sunshine too.  Don't crowd them either. 

I suggest you test your soil......if acid pinks won't like that. 

If soil is suitable try growing them to reasonable size before planting out.  A bed of pinks .....which I did once....is great for cut flowers and loads of scent.

Rhubarb pests

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:39

Looks like slug damage to me. Ay a visit ater with a torch.  Bet you see a big fat slug 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:34

Yes that's fine 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:02

Pines are very acidic so BT different.  Would still use as a mulch around,blueberries, Rhodos, etc

Wouldnt burn Bekkie.  Keep until the winter then use.  However. You could use them now and add sulphate of ammonia ....perhaps for lettuce, etc.  I have dome this around gooseberries 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:32

Those woodchippings...and sawdust....take nitrogen from the soil as they rot down so not good during the summer months.  Use as a mulch in autumn though and add fertilser early next spring.

Just check though, as Dove says, about any wood treatment ....if treated don't  use it.  Otherwise a nice thick mulch over winter is good.   

Gazanias

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:26

Deadhead for repeat flowers.  Simples 

(cut flower stems to base not just pinch off flowers)

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:24

A picture will clarify purpletrace.  My money is on cyclamen 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:17

Hot, hot hot today.  

I think the Wimbledon champion will either be federer or djokovic 

Discussions started by Verdun

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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