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Should my canna be sprouted yet?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:32

Cant make too many judgements about cannas surviving the winter....some are hardier than others.  It also depends on tne situation.....mine are all around 30 cm tall on average but one hasnt shown.....a piece of Durban.  In a shady, rich soil spot next to rhubarb.....I know, not a great companion planting on the face of it but it works.  I ferreted down a little and there were several strong shoots growing.  I think I may have stepped on it too in my haste so top growth damaged.

it's the wet in winter that damages cannas most I think.  Kept dry they should be fine

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:26

Eventful morning.....picked some wild mushrooms.  Look delicious. Will eat them as I type this......yummy!  They sure are deeeeeee..........aghhhhhh!

9cm plant - how to deal with it

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:49

Peanuts...a fern in a 9cm pot?  And I bet it was not cheap!

dig it up and pit it into a bigger pot.  If you have john innes then use that.  You wont get much growth on it this or next year.

(I see so many plants offered in 9cm pots that really should be in bigger pots ....shrubs, ferns and vigorous perennials should be supplied at this time of year in at least 1 litre pots) 

Pinching out

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:44

Bit drastic Clemmie.......oh!  You mean your plants?  .  Silleeee me! 

Staking Foxgloves

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:42

Could be that they are too WET.   So not wilting after all.   Heavy...over lush...foliage unable to support itself.   overly fed, overly watered plants can encourage pests too so I am inclined to,suggesf you stop fussing over foxgloves Lucid.    Foxgloves are usually plants that do not need staking.  

Pieris with brown edged leaves

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:37

Fairy, mine is prob the size of the small one.  Not a garden for pieris really....mine seems to grow well in a hole lined with polythene and ericaceous soil.  It wil never be big.  

Bobloes, as I said, mine is in a lined hole in the ground.  My soil is neutral so pieris is not ideal.  Size will be restricted by growing this way but its a plant worth growing I think

Salvia Amistad

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:27

Salvia amistad seems to show signs of yellowing when short of food.  It simply wants to grow fast.  So Buzzybee get them potted up, pinched back a little and water in.  If your plants are leggy but small,I would not plant them out for a week or so

amistad is a tough, hardy...here anyway...plant.  my plants are already bushy 40 cm tall

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:20

Hello forkers

raining this morning.  Had heavy rain overnight and you can see the effect.  Clearing by mid morning

Some delphinium spires beginning to soar Have caught my eye as are lysimachia bougelais but on a shorter scale 

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:14

Pottie Pam

sorry missed your post there.  How could I have done that?  Hope it wont affect my supply of donuts 

well you did well to complain and get compo 

New plant ideas

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:44

Think carefully abouf putting down a membrane.  I hate this over rated,,over hyped system.

membrane may prevent some perennial weeds but it also encourages a differenf sort of weed so not a perfect solution.  It's difficult to move plants later, to plant later...you are stuck with your first made decisions.  it also creates a sterile soil devoid of animal life.  

A thick organic living mulch is better for your soil,,your plants and your pocket.  It looks better too

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