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euphorbias turning yellow

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 08:38

Is it in a pot or the ground?

These plants are unfussy creatures as far as soil type is concerned as long as its free draining. They hate wet feet. A sunny position is best although light shade will do and they are also free from any pests and diseases that I have read about.

It may very well be hungry, they grow like the clappers once established. Feed it bone-meal after flowering (which should be about now) and cut back flower stems to base and give it time but wear gloves, the sap is an irritant.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 16:57

Oh do get well soon Inkadog!

*Sends chicken soup!*

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 15:41

*hugs Kate*

P.S we've had an afternoon of sunshine. Good stuff when you can get it

Oh and I bought 3 x 1Lt ferns @ £2.98 each from Wilkinsons. Their roots are already bursting out the pots and raring to go! Super cool green foliage with red veining will cheer up my shady corner lovely.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 09:19

To chop, or not to chop? That is the question.

I only heard about this for the first time last year and whilst taking advice on what plants to chop back, I had mixed results.Can you lovely people tell me which plants you will behead this year, and those you leave alone and perhaps the reasons why, if any

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 22:15

Aye figrat, we are on the same page  I have two L. nitida in my garden so this plant was familiar.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 22:12

Oh I just googled, there is a variegated one called Silver Beauty (or various others) if that's any help.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 22:08

I think she meant Lonicera pileata (privet honeysuckle).

It does look like that but it should be flowering now


Posted: 18/05/2012 at 18:43

Good work everyone! I feel honoured to have wildlife in my garden and to enjoy your  incredible shots from your gardens

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:20

Took a turn around the garden this morning and am very pleased to finally see things growing or blooming now.

No jobs to do that can't wait though, my runner beans and other tender climbers are warm and snug inside my dining room after a recent cold blast curled their leaves. They will probably stay there for at least the rest of the month as I don't trust the British summer this year. They are waving at the broad beans and hardy annuals busy hardening off on the patio (probably with a smile on their faces).

Couple of investment plants still need potting on but I've run out of compost, no biggy

Garden Gallery

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 14:51

Impressive as always

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