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JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,732
Hmm, first time I’ve come home since becoming “a gardener” and it’s time to Survey The Damage.

Already seen my solitary dahlia and about six gladioli have collapsed, a bunch of stuff is looking dried out or dessicated.

Not looking forward to it...Is it too early for gin? ;)

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,083
    It's never too early for gin :)
    A large gin and a deep breath - it's not usually as bad as it first looks - especially after a large gin
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,732
    Thanks @Pete8  :smile:

    So can these delphiniums be saved? (pots, top left)

    Has the baby cherry laurel (same pic bottom right) had it?

    Are these seed heads (anemone, right) worth planting?



    Or or is it all for the compost? :wink:
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,732
    To nurse these back to health, if anything but water needed? (Compost, blood/fish/bone, pruning, shade..?)

    (Top left to bottom right)
    Steel hydrangea, lavender, adult cherry laurel, bay tree.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,083
    Can't see any delphiniums there..
    The seed heads look more like poppies.... (how much gin did you have :)  - but I don't grow anemones, so maybe wrong. But they can be scattered or sown - the seeds will fall out if you turn the head upside down.

    The hydrangea looks fine - just sunscortch on the flower head.
    The lavender also looks ok and the laurel will recover - they're almost impossible to kill.
    The bay looks a bit sad, but may start re-growing.

    Best not to feed when they're stressed, wait until there's some recovery.
    Just keep them watered and I'm sure most if not all (delphiniums(?) excepted)

    Don't go having any more holidays :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,732
    Cheers - could be poppies...but I’m sure only one or two flowered amongst the anemones...which I believe are the purple ones below.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,083
    The stems of the poppy look hairy like the stems on your seed heads.
    The non-hairy stems I guess must be the anemones.
    So you've got both.
    Poppies are easy - just scatter where you want them to grow, or sow in compost, but don't cover the seed (some grit is good thought), they need light to germinate.

    Don't know about the anemones though
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,593
    The brown one is the anemone but it will take years to reach a corm stage, rest are poppies. 
    The two in tiny pots, one hasn’t  got any soil, so probably not worth keeping, try watering the other, may revive, no delphiniums there that I can see. 
    Are they Gladioli in the ground and one in a pot with no soil?  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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