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Posted: 15/06/2015 at 17:23

Noooooo.  Sour goosegogs are delicious.  Two bushes and they are almost picked.  

arum lilly

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:27

Never had a problem dividing arums.  I would do this asap after flowering.  Water well and keep soil moist for the summer.  Doing this now means a season of growth to establish good robust plants for next year.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:21

Always difficult to "regreen" comifers generally.  unlikely that if you cut out those patches they will re grow.  

Perhaps try spraying water.....worth a try

What to plant with a red scabious?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:18

Hmmm.  Veronicastrum might be a little too big.  Mine are already 5' tall with more to go

Daryl, I would also feed and water your scabious....soil looks a bit parched (?). Do same for heucheras.  Salvia patens to one side and curry plant to other side would make that a very nice border.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 12:10

I eat them, crisp and delicious. depends on variety of course when they are ripe.  Colour will reveal,when they are ripe

What to plant with a red scabious?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 07:27

Salvia patens will grow and flower quickly.  It is a tender perennial treated like forms tubers too.  In subsequent years you can dig up patens, pot them up and overwinter in the greenhouse for replanting next spring.

patens is available in pale,,sky blue and in dark blue.  

Runner beans

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 07:23

Cut leaves off not pull.  Only remove leaves if more than half damaged, in my opinion


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 07:18

Hello forkers.....looking good again today . A pleasant 19 forecasf

Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 23:37

Well. i have done this...impulsively...successfully but I wouldnt recommend it. Can you live with it until it has finished flowering?......mind you, if like my Rozanne it will flower until September.  As a compromise why not cut it back? forfeit the flowers for a couple of weeks or three and let it flower later on a more compact mound?

What to plant with a red scabious?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 23:28

salvia patens, caryopteris or veronica caradonna types...( yes mine are in flower now)

however,,how about a silver/grey foliage plant like the curry plant, artemisia powys castle or, again, fhe caryopteris?  Caryopteris has grey/green foliage and will flower in late August

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