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Free fuchsias what to do now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 15:34

Hi this has maybe been asked already but cant find it.  I got the free GW perennials this year and the free hardy fuschias.  He perennials hmmm not so good, but the fuschias all 9 plants very happy and flowering in pots.  Still small though. 

At this time do i pot on, or put out in the garden?   We have proper winters here.  I would like to keep them going if possible.  I have no greenhouse but could bring them inside if they wont survive the first year out.  

Small front bit taking up grass, planting conifers

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:57

I saw PHM rose at an open garden and it was stunning.  I wouldn't call it a huge space though, so maybe i should reconsider. 

Oh hebes are lovely! Didnt think of them actually.

soil slightly acid so i think Ok. I will look up your suggestions Verdun, thanks.  It is pretty windy everywhere in my garden, so maybe a bit challenging. I wouldnt go for the narrow column ones. 

Small front bit taking up grass, planting conifers

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:45

I have a bit of garden by the front gate, south east facing, wall behind it, but quite exposed to west wind, currently poor quality grass.  

I am planning to take out the grass, plant conifers in a layered fashion, different colours and shapes, and i am sold on a climbing rose for the wall behind, Pauls Himalayan Musk.  All with bark chips or gravel so low maintenance (is there such a thing?)

First - should kill off the grass now, or do i have to dig out dead grass same as live, so might as well just dig? should i leave the grass and dig a circle for the plants?  am quite lazy, so advice here would be good! 

Conifers,should i just get what looks good in the shop?  I did see a lovely looking one called japanese umbrella pine, but kind of expensive!  I dont have much idea about conifers, but i think they would be just right for that area. 

 

 

Hosta care

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:26

Ok.  They are in quite a dry area and have done well then considering.  I dont get much bother from slugs.   

Hosta care

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:09

Pics here, sorry for the delay. I have added the 3rd pic, this one still quite small but shows the yellowness more.   Ignore the bare soil and weeds (most of my garden is like that!)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57091.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57092.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57093.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

Hosta care

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 15:05

Hi, i bought a number of hostas last year.  Not sure what types, some dark green, some dark with a white edge and some more strongly variegated.   They have done well, grown big and flowered.  Now some of them look kind of sickly yellowish.  Should i apply a feed or is this normal ie  its just the end of hosta season?  Is it a good idea to divide them now Or maybe too young to divide?

Instant height - posts and chain, where to get them?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:19

Yes i was wondering about how to attach chain.  These bespoke ones had a cap top with 2 hooks on, so thats easy.   I think you can buy chain cut to size, so best do the posts first then measure, though again, might find some nobody wants and recycle it. 

Instant height - posts and chain, where to get them?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 15:43

I saw at a local open garden posts with a chain hung between and then a rose planted at the post encouraged to climb across the chains.  Hope that makes sense! I fancied copying this for a bit of instant height. 

I will probably use recycled scaffolding posts (knowing me) but these i saw were definitely purpose made, has anyone seen them for sale?  I have done some internet searches but just come up with short posts and chains like for parking.  

I guess wood posts would be an option too, and rope? though i do like metal. 

Road building anyone?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:17

Just as an update as the tractor has just been through 6 times, existing dirt road unmarked by it (v dry - so ground v hard aT the mo), but it wasnt wide enough with the trailer attached doh!  Have to move the bed back a bit.  

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:49

I bought my bamboos from an expert who grows them in his garden and sells them, digs them up for you.  Cheap as well,  but the point being I could see where they got to in x years time plus got great advice on which types.  I love them, but you need the right one in the right place. 

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