Verdun


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My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:16

Thanks Mark.  


I have yet to find a true blue reliably perennial penstemon.  I have tried several "true" blue over the years but all seem to have a weak second year constitution.  How long have you had yours?  


( I grow numerous bkue flowered plants so would be interested in your reply) 

Fuschias

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:53

I am sure they were June.  


you could cut them down and spray with a fungicide but I would ditch them and replace with a pelargonium 

Last edited: 18 July 2016 21:55:09

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:47

It is a form of salvia patens aym.....a giant form.  Tenner?  Ha ha . True the spell checker changed my word but you got the info 

My grubby hands

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:42

To keep my hands as soft as a baby's bottom I am a great believer in Oil of Old Riley.  I use it first thing in the morning and top it up frequently during the day.  At night I remove every trace of it, use a face masque by Miracle Gro for 10 mins on my hands, then a gentle massage before re- applying a generous layer of Number 2  ultra moisturiser cream.  when it is hot and a visit to the beach is called for I apply factor 90 on my hands.


everyone comments on my beautiful hands and I must say they are indeed wonderful to behold. My old mum, bless her, told me "take good care of your hands and the world will admire you"

Last edited: 18 July 2016 21:44:25

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:23

Think you prob mean the tall blue one aym.....that's salvia patens  Guanjuato.  I will try to post a close up tomorrow but it is a favourite salvia of mine.  Sorry about the name aym....since you are not yet a gardener (your £10 fee not received yet ) .......but without its correct name you will not know what to look for.

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 20:40

Sorry aym.  Trying to say those salvias are tender ones, that's all .  Don't worry we will make a gardener of you yet!  Just send me a tenner to start the process 


great hanging baskets there Mark.......

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 19:12

Aym280, there are a few salvias there including guanjuato and Mic Violin Music ...yep! It's really got that name.  I will, if I remember, get  a close up of Guanjuato.  It's a more tender version of patens but twice the flower size and plant size. Prob 120 cm tall.    


Lovely colours there aym 

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 18:23

Agastaches, salvias and aeonium zwarskopf 


Agapanthus has not flowered - what am I doing wrong?!

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 18:19

5 large in one pot Ms Magoo?  Prob why they havent flowered.


feed them well with high potash ....tomato food.....but look to move some of them into their own pots in autumn 


I am not convinced of the need to overly restrict agapanthus.  I have grown them in the garden in good soil where they flowered profusely as well as in pots.  Mine have been flowering for  3 weeks or more with no let up in sight 

Cosmos problems

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 18:12

Lynne, get them OUTSIDE.  They will not enjoy being in the greenhouse now....would you? 


Don't ocerwater.  Do pot on again or plant out.


you have not "overpinched" 


they will flower....they have a tendency to suddenly produce buds and then not stop 

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