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Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 00:03
I think lily of the valley is a temperamental grows where IT wants to and when it chooses. It's devilishly difficult to seems...and then devilishly difficult to erase. I now no longer want trawls underground straying from where it once was. Ok, the question......will it grow in a pot? Not sure it will unless it's given adequate moisture without drying out and out of strong sun and if it as the will to grow in one. I will try it though when I dig up some of my clumps. Most of us struggle to grow lily of,the valley according to the info I read

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:07
Lilyloiuse, what varieties of agastache do you grow? Grew some last year for first time and love em. Growing few more or this summer


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 17:27
Copper rings...I have used old copper pipes....are effective in protecting plants against slugs. As long as they are above ground and not covered with soil

White fly on greens and aphid on lupin and scabiosa

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:34
Lupiins have their own aphids I read about a few years ago. Big bluish green that spoiled the flower spikes in their prime. Spray before spikes appear with light dilution of washing up liquid. If you did it too often I think the plant might suffer so just once or twice prior to least for me it's effective

Lawn Mulching

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:28
My own lawns are of 150 sq metres on the front and 2 smaller areas at the back, I always use a grass box and empty onto compost heap. However for a friend of mine, who has a bigger lawn....grass..area.... I cut it once a fortnight for her without the grass box. So, mine is about appearance and quality and hers is about looking goood...ish....without being overly fussy. Both of us have healthy grass areas but mine is more of a "lawn". Kenc3, it seems you are happy with the healthy but not too fussy option so cut your grass without grass box. There are advantages too dont need to feed and if we have a hot dry summer your lawn is mulched.

One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:59
Mummy muddy paws, well done. Here's to your greenhouse soon

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:51
The best gardens are where their owners are HAPPY IN THEM. I met an old lady who simply shoved plants in every space she had with little or no thought to design or anything. She loved her garden, her plants and it just oozed pleasure. That's great


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:45
Salt ski you will have some wonderful colour there in few weeks


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:44
I treat Heucheras every six months...autumn and now....with Provado vine weevil killer or with nematodes. Don't mix's either or. I check my plants now ...I remove all leaves and slightly pull the plant. If it lifts you have weevils. If not I treat with Provado now or wait until spring to apply nematodes. Fish blood n bone feed and the Heucheras start growing away fast. You can dig up your plants now to split and put in pots. Wash soil thoroughly. Search though the soil where Heuchera was and remove it into container to search again. Weevils love mpc so I try to use John innes instead. Heucheras, for me, need checking like this but otherwise are easy and worthwhile


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:34
Cuttings upside down and tied together are perfect for medium height herbaceous plant supports. They bend easily and ultimately very discreet and no sharp points. Been doing this for few years now

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