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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:04

Light drizzle at times today but not too bad.  Not liking the forecast though.  

Igrow, the moderators remove posts for very good reasons.  Often because they are offensive or mischievous.  Their role is essential to keep forum functioning well 

still sorting stuff re my mum and decisions to make.  Been reading a book my mum was writing about her life.  Making me smile and see her in a different......even more respectful...way.  Her sense of mischief, her comments and her descriptions of the way things were so many years ago make wonderful reading.  My niece has pinched it now............

Hellebores

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:02

some of my hellebores are a little late this year for some reason.  Others are as normal.  But, yes, loads of time for hellebores to do their thing.

dividing hostas

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:00

Used to sell plants and dividing hostas was a regularly successful thing.  For me division could be done at any time of year.  However spring is safe and, as Obelixx said, a bread knife is perfect.

a large hosta divided and replanted as a group looks far more effective than the original plant. usually hostas respond very quickly

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 12:54

Thank you everybody 

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:30

No Chicky.  Nematodes for warm weather use only.   They will only be supplied at the appropriate time anyway

Are they any good now

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:28

Bekkie, it's not really just about viruses.  

Barry, if it's about sentiment for your neighbour how about taking just one plant? on a practical level new plants will be easier to plant and be more productive 

 

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 00:27

Because it's such a lot to cut back I would wait until spring.  New growth could be damaged. We are getting mild spells then cold then mild again so new growth could be affected.

 

Are they any good now

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 21:32

No Barry.  Nothing you can do for viruses.  

Sorry looking good heuchea

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 21:05

Divide heuchera into a few pieces and pot each. If the Woody pieces aren't rotten they will regrow. plant deeply. 

wash the pieces so they are clean and clearly free from vine weevil and use fresh compost.  I divide heucheras at least every 2 years and they regrow very quickly.  

dividing hostas

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:59

I would wait just a few weeks and then divide.  

Discussions started by Verdun

The longest flowering perennial is........

 
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Sanguisorba

 
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Caution! Virus

 
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Fowl treatment or wot?((

 
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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

 
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Modules v insitu

 
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Why did Chris do that?

 
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My first

 
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The green of spring

 
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Ok, not gardening but womderful

 
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why did we worry?

 
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Guess what this is.....

 
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Lupins a'flowering

 
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Inspiring or what?

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IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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