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Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:57

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Salino, please check that pruning is the way to go; I did it simply to make the bushes more manageable.

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:33

Last winter was the first time my VBs survived as it didn't get that cold. I now pot up seedlings in the Autumn and overwinter in g/h

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:28

pansyf, what a lovely garden

I would suggest drifts of white Cosmos for next year, grown from seed (pinched out to help them bush out) and ammi major (seeds from Sarah Raven) which last longer than Orlaya Grandiflora, but gives a similar meadow/cow parsley look. Very handy for filling gaps in cottage style borders.

planting a holly tree in a pot?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:20

I was given a walnut tree in a pot last year; it was already about 5 years old at least, but only 2' tall. I have no room for one in the garden, but am attempting to grow it as a standard in a large pot. It survived the winter and now has leaves, I'm treating it as an experiment But I will feed it from time to time and I always make sure it has water.

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:16

Salino, it was about 6 or 7 years old at least, about 1 metre tall and was pruned quite hard every year. It has now been chopped right down, preparatory to digging it up as need space for Globe artichoke. I have a red gooseberry bush which I prefer and 2 other green ones that are espaliered in an amateur sort of way. They don't get so much sun, but produce enough for my needs.

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:58

A friend once said that nurseries swop all the labels around when they see me coming I think the problem is, for me, that a nursery's idea of blue is what I call magenta. I agree that they must use filters on the camera to show the colours!

Who knows their roses?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:52

GD, am very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law, hope she recovers soon.

I will try to remember to 'bump' your question so it doesn't go to the end of the line then someone else may guess what rose it is. There are some very knowledgeable people on here

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:49

I grow gooseberries surrounded by pea shingle over a weed suppressing membrane which seems to avoid slugs and snails; also good for Hostas

What should I plant

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:47

There are Clematis specifically bred for containers, that might work, but I would ask a clematis breeder/nursery first before buying. I presume you are now looking for something that is not just an annual?

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