To get back to the original question. (This was not meant to begin a discussion of the estimable Mr. Don). The person who asked me about it was told that this compost was no longer available to the amateur. Strange mis-information to my mind. I have found lots of it on line.
Thanks. Cannot abide the man so I will not be watching it, but am grateful.
Someone has asked me about the potting compost used by Monty. It is supposed to contain some microbe which helps roots grow. Now, I never watch Gardener's World so I cannot help. Does anyone know what this is?
The dreaded Carex pendula. A terrible seed weed. We have never allowed it to flower in 20 years and still it appears every season..
It was cut back to bare stems at a height where we could tie them in to the fence. So say four to five feet of bare stem left.
Bodnant Gardens today. We have photographed this clump of Acers more times than I care to remember, but they are as good this year as we can remember.
Generally speaking Lonicera will come back strongly after a severe trimming. Ours did in any case and 12 months on is nearly as big again.
There are about 1200 named cultivars of Semperivums. But only about 40 species (many of them are now reckoned to be synonyms, so probably a lot fewer). The differences between some of them are so slight that even experts cannot reliably name them.
Sempervivum is the GENUS by the way.
Really does look like Pearlwort, Sagina procumbens.
Weedkiller has no effect, neither does the Flame gun.
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It does indeed.