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Mine are out all year as they are hardy. Mine are in raised beds, so the ground is well draining. Can you improve drainage before planting?
I do like Morrison's plants, you sometimes get a real bargain. Am not keen on the rest of the shop.
I would rejuvenate the Laurel hedge, cut it back and then keep it to a tidy shape. they take a prune and provide privacy and windbreaks.
Jack frost is the one to get Forester2 - I have the bog standard one which is dark green and has slightly larger leaves. Apart from the odd Caterpillar nothing touches it.
Brunnera is tough as nails and will enjoy such a situation. Quite cheap as well which helps.
Yip Dracena. Propagation - cut off the top part and you should get a few new crowns forming from that stem and root the other part in water. Simple.
^^^that is what I though - lambs tongue.
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thanks for your comments. i will buy a large pot - ant ideas on size? what about the fruit trees? thank you
thanks for your comments.
i will buy a large pot - ant ideas on size?
what about the fruit trees?
For grandiflora I would not over pot - so go up a pot size when it needs it.
It will not provide any screening from the first frosts till spring but yes it is something that I grow and the huge jungle leaves provide childish delight. Easy to look after - next to a pond is perfect. Crown needs to be dry in winter but cutting off a few leaves to cover it is all you need to do.
Agree with Edd - it actually is not that bad. I have clay under my lawn and it is hard as nails most of the year. I fork over my lawn to aerate it, add in sand to the holes. Later I cut the crass and seed any patches. By end of summer your lawn should be fine Kenny999.