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Posted: Today at 13:53

Or should I bring them in now?

I'm in London.

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Posted: Yesterday at 14:18

I think the uncina might be better kept in a pot then . Am I right?

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Posted: Yesterday at 14:15

I don't normally go in for notebooks and stuff but I will definitely make a note of all suggestions. Thanks.

I've been avoiding pennisetums, much as I like them, as I thought they weren't hardy and a bit too expensive for one season.

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Posted: Yesterday at 11:54

Thanks hortum. Now I know the type to look for. I have also discovered the ones that don't work

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Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:24

Here are some grasses that did ok in my garden this year.

Could anyone id them for me so that I know the type to look for?

Thanks chaps

Wintering my plants

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:06

The rose will look after itself but you might need to prune it or tie it to whatever is supporting it. If Easter bonnets are aquilegia, you can put them in the ground.

I'm not sure about lavender, I think it depends on size, someone else will know.


Posted: 21/10/2016 at 21:14

Thanx obelixx


Posted: 21/10/2016 at 20:38

I'm thinking about my own compost. I tend to shake the soil off before it goes on the heap.. the plants are those that tolerate clay and are watered with  London tap water.

Once on the heap they are watered with rain. I have plenty of rich but weedy compost. Can I assume that the alkalinity/acidity is similar to the original soil?

I was going by the rich brown colour more than anything.

I was wondering in the absence of soil, the compost would still have the same qualities as the surrounding soil.. I'm not sure if I've explained it very well


Posted: 21/10/2016 at 16:41

What determines the acidity of compost?

Is it the plants you have used to make it or the soil you have grown them in or what?

How has this site changed your gardening?

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 06:45

No that wasn't me aym but it made me laugh too.

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