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Small Hedge Rows In Planters

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:13

Providing they keep the plants low, fed and watered, then yes, you can do it, although a deeper planter would be better.

But there is no question of it becoming tall or looking after itself, because that is not possible in so little soil - they would have to raise flags and make a good border first.

What on earth are they up to........?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 23:56

Lavande, they can fight when the parent it chasing them away, yes.

They also make a lot of noise.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 23:52

Plenty of senior moments here, too.

I'm quite capable of forgetting what the end of a sentence was going to be by the time I've written the first half!

I've also remembered something that was to go on the shopping list, and forgotten it again by the time I've found the shopping list.

Privet Hedges

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 22:08

If it's very thin, you could take about a third off the top.

Lyn, I took pieces off the privet hedge around my parents' home before they sold it, and planted them up for the flowers - I love them.

And yes, once everyone had a privet hedge, but trimming them became a chore, so they were grubbed out. Very sad to see.

What on earth are they up to........?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 22:01

Is the "child" large? It could be that it's reached the stage where the parent is trying to persuade it to  leave home?

Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:38

Click on the picture to enlarge greatly, punkdoc

They're definitely mites, but that's about all I can say - sorry!

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:25

I've had delphiniums, lupins and foxgloves re-flowering every year for a long time now, and I'm only about 30 miles from Harrogate, punkdoc.

I think that soil/sun matters, too - all of mine are in relatively poor soil, but they do get plenty of water, moderate sunshine and are fairly sheltered. I don't cut my plants down completely, just get rid of dead leaves and the old flower spikes.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:58

No, I'm afraid not.

Grass needs about 20cm soil beneath it minimum, and would also be very prone to drought/flooding on such a surface.

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:53

I find that the white one is just as much of a spreader once it's established.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:11

Yes, they should.

Give then a few feeds and some water to encourage them - there's still plenty of time to get another good show.

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