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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!)


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. 

How to get what you want out of a landscape designer?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:44

Agree with above, but also please go see as many gardens as you can.  You will see lots of things you like and dont like and form firmer opinions on things. Did this designer have a portfolio of completed works and happy clients?  If not, why not? I would have thought they would be itching to show you completed projects.  

Road building anyone?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:37

im hoping 600mm is a typing error! That seems huge.

Road building anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:20

eh? What are the greyhounds for? Got 2 pointers.  

The pond is big, just out of sight, i could post a pic coming back in the other direction. 

There is a hedge you can see the green tubes along the fence. Oh you mean have a greyhound race track? Well its a thought. 

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