Verdun


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Rubarb

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 21:27

Rhubarb demands rich well fed soil and good moisture in summer chloemoody.   


check your soil.....is it poor?  


Do you feed it?


A thick mulch in autumn or early spring will help.......a mixture of pelleted chicken manure/ dried cow manure/ well rotted farnyard manure plus fish blood and bone 

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 21:22

No, rich sandy loam fidget.  Don't  think they would last a few weeks in sand.  

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:59

  Shame some find them difficult to grow 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:57

Hello GD


large third year clumps of agastache Black Adder and helenium El Dorado (divided last year)


beach here too, by the way, when it gets too hot......weather thread 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 19:07

Oh dear, I feel guilty now .   I could have shaved 5 degrees off here,  still been warm, and sent them to you guys in England 

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:50

Joyce, they should produce for weeks yet.  I deadhead only during the summer or trim back lightly 

What has eaten my netted gooseberries?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:45

Blackbirds I suspect Suewoo.....if there is any gap at all at soil level they will get in there.     


I was a little lax last year netting my blueberries leaving an opening for a blackbird.  I think....think....I have covered all this time.  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:39

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:29

Roastingly hot day.  no wind.  More of the same to come....even hotter they say.   

Fixing browk plants with selotape

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 13:51

Unlikely to work but a tall support cane in addition to the tape may help.


however, wakeshine, I would cut off the broken stem and hopefully encourage further growth from intact stems.  Apply a balanced fertiliser too if you do this.  .....oh!  And stake the remaining stems now with soft twine and do so in several places.  I grow pretty tall delphiniums that cope well with winds .....they are supported throughout the stems.  

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