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Posted: 16/04/2012 at 21:41

Wait until it's finished flowering and then re-pot it. You should be able to keep it in a pot for at least a couple more years, but eventually it will have to go in the ground.

Talkback: Growing woodland anemones

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 17:46

Obelixx, this supplier has English bluebell seeds:

Talkback: Growing woodland anemones

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 17:44

I think that you were unlucky, although the white ones can be slightly later. Having said that, I usually have blue and white open simultaneously.

moving a red robin

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 17:34

It's always best to move plants when they are dormant, so late autumn would be best. Summer is the worst time as keeping leaves with damaged roots strains the plant.

Forest Flame

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 17:04

I've not tried it personally, but that is the current view.

Mine thrive at a ph of 6.5, so only slightly acid, and don't need special care.

Talkback: Rose leaf rolling sawfly

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 17:01

You can spray when you expect the eggs to be laid, or on first sighting of curling. That way, you will hopefully get the sawfly as they hatch and limit damage.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 16:59

No worries, Violet

Hello to everyone who's joined since I last wrote - maybe you're right, and the BBC has done us a favour, after all.

I certainly like it here

Forest Flame

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 12:19

Pieris does enjoy an acid soil but it doesn't need to be very acidic, unlike, say, a rhododendron.

I'd suggest giving the ailing pieris a feed of sequestrene of iron with trace elements to see if that improves matters - if the OP's soil is not actually acidic the plant may need extra help.


Posted: 16/04/2012 at 11:26

A rough pyramid is probably your best bet as it looks reasonably natural and can be maintained fairly easily.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 09:50

Do you mean a picture in a message, Goldilocks? That needs the little tree icon, third from the end when you're typing.

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