Posted: 25/09/2014 at 15:02
Besides, you can feed them come Spring with a pelleted organic chicken manure - I do my whole garden with that in April - I can't dig either, and haven't done so for years. I do clear the odd patch of weeds and grass for new bulbs, and scrape around shrubs with a hoe to keep some weeds under some control. Everything else I grow in pots ( and I do mean everything else, fruits, vegetables, trees etc., plus bulbs and annuals.)
Layered plants must of course be the same as their parents, I personally keep them on the mother plant for the winter, detach and plant them on in the Spring - maybe I am further north than you? Anyway, that has worked for me for some fruit bushes and one or two other things. Don't have hebes at present, possibly something that needs correcting!