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Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:21

Yes, it is the perovskia and tall verbena. The perovskia just has twiggy branches with no signs of green. The soil is a sandy loam. I was worried as everything else seems to be getting going now, the globemaster alliums have tripled in size already!

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:13

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 22:11

No, most of the plants were in 2 litre pots, including the verbenas and russian sage. The verbenas have some green leaves but look exactly the same as when they arrived, and the russian sage just looks dead.

 

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:56

 

I am new to gardening and planted a new large mixed perennial border recently. I timed it badly just before the 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?

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.

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