Berkley


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Ugly patio!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 14:33

We were thinking we'd have to do quite an expensive "makeover" on our patio - but this thread has given us other ideas ...

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

My hellebores (in Dorset) are very variable too. If I don't feed them now (bulbs planted amongst them) can I do it in the Autumn?

Choisya White Dazzler

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 17:01

Thanks for your help. Going to look at Aztec Pearl too ...

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.

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Salvia coccinea

GW: We love August 
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Osteospermum

What has happened? 
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Not so sweet Williams ....

 
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Is this an Erigeron?

 
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Purple leaves on yucca

 
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Are these allium worth keeping?

 
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Would you chop this cornus?

 
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I'm so worried about my roses

 
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Look at my mallow!

 
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Sealant for my acer?

 
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Blooming bellis!

 
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Hardy geraniums

 
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Bare stems on escallonia

 
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Looking forward to Winter

( as in "planning") 
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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

 
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