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Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:51

I am new to gardening and planted a new large mixed perennial border recently. I timed it badly just before the last hard frost we had in late March (lesson learnt for next year). However, all the plants now seem to be starting to push up shoots/grow except for the Verbena Bonariensis and the Russian Sage. Are these late starters, or could the frost have got to them?

Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 17:54

My garden is on a shallow slope away from the house and the sleepers form the 'wall' of a terrace at the back with the veggie plot behind them and beds/lawn in front. We only moved in last year, but the sleepers appear to have been there for some time (hence the gaping cracks in the top sleepers) and there was no evidence of creosote/tar last summer. I'll plan to try to squeeze the roots into the cracks then, keep well watered for a few months and hope for the best. Thanks for the advice.

Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:04

The cracks are fairly deep, about 20cm, but narrow. I was planning on putting in small plants rather than seeds, but a bit worried about damaging the roots, as the cracks are narrow at the top I would have to try to squeeze the plants in.

Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 13:48

I would like to plant some aubretia in some deep cracks in some retaining railway sleepers to spill over the sides. Is it just a matter of filling the cracks with soil and bunging them in? Any tips on maximising the chances of them establishing would be gratefully received.

New plants but panicking over predicted snow/frost this week!

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:36

The vast majority are in 2 litre pots, but there are a few in 9cm pots (Vinca minor, digitalis)

 

New plants but panicking over predicted snow/frost this week!

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:29

I have such a sheltered spot in a walled area near the house, so a week in the garage while the snow/frost passes followed by bringing them back out again next week looks like the way forward then. The garage is unheated and has large windows.

New plants but panicking over predicted snow/frost this week!

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:21

Thanks for such a quick response. I can easily bring them all into the garage and then consider planting next weekend or the one after if necessary. I work 9-5 so won't have time to plant during weekdays. Any tips on looking after them for a couple of weeks holding in the garage? In any case, I've learnt a valuable lesson not to order too early next time.

New plants but panicking over predicted snow/frost this week!

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:04

I'm totally new to gardening, so would be grateful for any advice. I received mail order plants this week to plant up a new 8x2m border. These are currently sitting outside on the patio and the plan was to get them in this weekend. Now I'm worried as the forecast is snow and frost for Sunday onwards and into next week. Most of the plants are fully hardy, but a few of them are borderline/frost hardy (Cistus, Verbena, Hebe). I live in Surrey. Do I get everything in this weekend while the weather will be OK, mulch well and hope for the best, or bring all the containerised plants into the garage until the weather improves? Thanks!

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Young cherry tree

 
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Verbena and Russian Sage

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New plants but panicking over predicted snow/frost this week!

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