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hydranga

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:43

They do still need watered as newly planted and it has been dry.

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:40

The perennials are likely to be bare roots - so look 'dead' but will grow next year.

Lavender are not likely to grow much until next spring.

 

Climbers also only put on growth after a period of settling in the ground. Clematis really do take 2-3 years to take off.

Are T&M having a laugh!

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 15:54

There must be some demand or they would not sell it. 9cm pots for £15 is astounding though, even if it has a 20% discount with various codes as you cannot use a discount code and free P&P (£7)

Dicentra Care

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 14:10

Ok thank you.

Dicentra Care

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 10:56

Hi Matt - leaves are still green.

HELP - subsiding bank

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 09:56

How unstable is it? It will naturally lose lose soil after it rains.

I put a lot of Dogwood, Juniper and Primrose on a similar though not as steep part of my garden and it has worked well to date. I put in some treated decking boards at the top, middle and bottom of the slope to help contain it as well, with some rocks behind those for drainage and strength with plants in between.

 

what is wrong with my Judas tree?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 09:44

It looks like mould caused by the area being too damp. I would remove the affected leaves and dispose of them.

Edging for beds

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 09:42

Use the garden hose to set the curve that you want and mark that shape with sand or go over it with a spade. Edging is up to you - bricks and setts do look good. I have a 6'' trench between my lanws and borders that I go over every couple of months and that stops the lawn invading. I have one small round border that I use those log things joined at the back with metal - so you could reuse them as the curve well.

Dicentra Care

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 09:38

I was given a number of Dicentra/ Bleeding Heart plants and I have been their worst enemy as the leaves vaguely look like Creeping Buttercup I always end up removing most of the growth in spring. This year I avoided doing that (), so have a reasonable plant that actually flowered for once.

What do I do now - leave it to die back or cut it down? As the Dicentra came from a relative I want to look after it better than I have.

cersis forest pansy

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 17:42

Not sure what size - it was one of those 3 for £10 ones from Asda - 40L?

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