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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:59

Did some potting up, etc., pruning hon eysuckles and pruning blueberries.  Only just warming up to full power gardening 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:56

Paul, hollyhocks are prone to rust.  Best not to grow them again. That spray is pretty useless I think.

you mentioned climbers growing over the decking.....what exactly do you want?  Tall plants?  If so delphiniums could be an option.  Or foxgloves?  Or how about a climber to train against a fence? 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:16

If it "revives"Paddy it's unlikely to be diseased in My opinion.  A deciduous azalea would behave like that   


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:48

I resemble that remark Dove.  I most certainly am as beautiful as Angharad Rees. Same Celtic origins too.  

Pruned back a pair of honeysuckles over an arch, potted on lettuce, potted on couple of salvia Amistad, agastache summer fiesta, black adder, blue boa and a blue salvia micryophylla (name unknown as gifted to me). Prob get mower out as it's still a wonderfully sunny day.

fed a couple of slow to show was an especially good yellow variety ...........

Can my dying rhododendron be saved?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 12:52

I think it may be phytophthora.  A wet pot over winter is far from ideal.

i dont think it will recover.....had experience of this 2 Years ago when someone asked me what has gone wrong with her potted rhododendron.  It was very wet and all but dead.......crispy drooping leaves quickly turning black and dropping  

If mine I would not water it and hope for some signs of new shoots but fully expect it not to recover.  Sorry Lena.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:49

Hey....I'm on the telly!    


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:18


Looking beautiful out there this morning.  Sowing lettuce and prob cut grass.  

Creeping Dogwood

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 20:23

They will move easily Tanty.  I would cut them hard back though if not already done.  Have you a better site for them?  Moisture is important !


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 15:15

Mistake Bekkie.  That surprise parcel was meant for me.  Wot are those postmen like?  Just forward the parcel to me asap 

Hellebore plug plants

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 15:13

No the doubles are just as tough as the singles.  Actually I have quite a few doubles and tend to like them better.

ordinary compost is fine.....just that john Innes gives greater weight and stability and dries out less quickly.  

My feeling is that plugs will be lost planted out in the garden and could struggle a little.  Pots every time for me when dealing with plugs 

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