My Garden today 4th of July

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » July 5th, 2014, 11:27 am

HI Farhan first of all I never apply manure to Zinnia beds as the days are ususlly very hot.I only apply ADP after a week of planting out.secondly I try not to make the foliage wet plus I water my zinnias in either in early morning or in evening to prevent leaf burn.Its very importsnt to let the soil fully dry between the watering.If u water it regularly twice a day zinnia will die out.its because of the fungus.zinnia also needs some drought as it comes from arid zones n do not like too much watering.

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » July 5th, 2014, 11:32 am

HI Hamad its because u care so much for your Zinnias.You water them so much that the soil never gets completly dry.many gardeners think the days are hot n water zinnia frequently which is a great mistake which leads to death of the plants.Never sprinkle water over the foliage. Just place a hose on the one end of the bed in evening.

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » July 5th, 2014, 11:34 am

Hamad never apply manure when planting out any summer annual , the older will serve your plant.Apply DAP when the plants shows some growth.

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » July 5th, 2014, 1:14 pm

UMARKHANMARDAN wrote:Aoa Arif sb its Cassia Nodosa n its grafted on Fistula.Its age is 6 years now n its first to flower among five trees.
Thank you Umar I have all the four Cassias but all seedlings. Planted in 2010, some of them have grown really big but have not yet given any indication of blooming, while Cassia Fistulla and Tabebuia trees planted at the same time started blooming last year.
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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by isaeed » July 5th, 2014, 2:38 pm

Zinnia versus summer cosmos.i prefer the latter for Lahore weather.zinnia colour tend to dull very quickly.Not taking anything away from your wonderful display of zinnias
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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » July 5th, 2014, 3:28 pm

Irfan it depends on the colors you select.I never plant shell pink or cherry colors due to color loss. I don,t like cosmos. Thanks you liked my zinnias.My favorite colors are Dreamland,s Scarlet, Deep rose, Yellow & Red. Magellan,s Orange, White, Coral. You are right some colors get dull like Dream lands Pink, Coral.Magellan cherry, Red.

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by Hamad » July 5th, 2014, 4:36 pm

wow beautiful display of Zinnia in single color, its looking absolutely stunning, Thanks for sharing Khan sb :) .

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » July 5th, 2014, 6:48 pm

Thanks Hamad I have also planted Magellan when in flowering I l post pictures of it.

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by Tahir Khan » July 6th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Wonderful Sir, are these tall zinnias or some hybrids ?

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Re: My Garden today 4th of July

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » July 6th, 2014, 7:56 pm

Hi Tahir this is F1 Dream Land series

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