Berkley


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Choisya White Dazzler

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 21:02

I think this shrub would be deal for the spot I have in mind - but is it fairly quick growing? I don't seem able to find one in local garden centres ..... Are there likely to be more available in the Autumn? I really want something in a 2-3 litre pot ...

Japanese BloodGrass

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:40

I bought five from the wonderful Knoll Gardens last year - they didn't do much, but I've just cut them back and can see new growth. Hoping for lovely colouring this year. 

Stipa tenuissima - comb or cut ?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:16

I have found conflicting advice too. I have over thirty of them dotted through the garden. Like you, I find they flop later in the season. For the last two years I have combed them thoroughly in March, then in June, IF they need it, I cut them back by up to half. They regrow beautifully very quickly and look good again. Hope this helps.

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:29

Will do. Thank you.

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:03

I think you're right. I'm going to dig them all up. Would you recommend treating the soil with anything before I replant?

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:51

Very disappointed to report that I couldn't find any vine weevil grubs ( never thought I'd say that!). Only 2 degrees out there - but dug up about ten. Although the roots are sparse, there is no sign of them having been eaten away. Do you have any more ideas? I suppose I should remove all thirty plants. What do I need to do then? Thanks to everyone in advance.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:53

Hostas, allium and echinacea starting to appear ..... No doubt the slugs won't be far behind, so sprinkled handfuls of grit around.

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:45

Thank you for your interest. I will dig one up tomorrow. 

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:28


 


 

I was so pleased with the polyanthus in my garden last year (picture attached). I added lots more in the Autumn - and this is what they look like this year. (picture attached). What on earth are the corky growths on each one? I planted some more of the same variety in a different part of the garden and they are fine.

 

 

Starting Dahlias 2016

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:44

I over wintered the tubers of two dahlias I particularly liked and have now put them in pots (sunny South). I'm hoping to get some cuttings later on ...... Will I be able to replant the tubers as well? Which are likely to do better - tubers or cuttings?

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Sealant for my acer?

 
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Dahlia cuttings

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Choisya White Dazzler

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What has happened to my polyanthus?

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Bug on kalanchoe

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Sedum Postmans Pride

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