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Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:06

Thank you, have heard of them, will look them up.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:26

I want to buy some specific shrubs for my garden, not unusual but my local garden centres are limited and never have what I am looking for.  I have tried one large mail order company but the plants were very disappointing.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  Not sure if we are allowed to name companies on here but would appreciate any thoughts.......

late summer plants

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:21

Yet more great suggestions, thank you all, I shall get to it over the autumn.


late summer plants

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 13:13

Thank you all for the suggestions and advice.  I do put manure and compost on but as the beds are on a slope and sloping towards a wall a lot falls off, however I shall persevere! I have crocosmia and michelmas daisies but they are already in full flower or over but salvias are something I don't have so will investigate those.

Thank you all again

late summer plants

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 09:55

I have a fully south facing, baked clay garden.  The soil is shallow with lots of rubble beneath and digging out is not an option.  All the plants have flowered and are over by  now every year.  What ever I put in, even things that are meant to flower in autumn, finish by the end of july.  There is no shade and anything I plant to create shade either takes up what precious water there is for other plants, or die because they cannot get roots down deep enough....

Does anyone have any suggestions of plants that can cope with these awful conditions and might also give me some real late summer colour?

Thank you

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 14:01

Beverley, do you mean the big one by the house (ie furthest out of Tenbury) not the little nursary?  Are you any relation to Peter by the way?

I have been reading about Vital Earth so will follow that up thank you.

Daisy, not the Burford in Oxfordshire, this one is in Worcestershire.... and I do make my own but main compost heap has got contaminated with bind weed from the hedge it is next to so no good any more

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 11:10

I did not realise that about non-peat so thank you.  I do need to be a bit more consistent I admit, it is just at the end of a long day trudging around with a watering can or doing battle with an ever tangled hose is not my most favourite job - but perhaps worthwhile for better results!

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 10:48

That is all really interesting.  I have not had good results with the compost I have bought in recent years - so called organic, or peat free but to be honest thought it was my lack of watering or feeding rather than the compost!  I see New Horizon is recommened on this web site so will try to track some of this down.  


Thank you everyone for your feedback, it has been really helpful.

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 12:30

Good point, I will do.  Thank you!


weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 12:17

Yes, am thinking I will go to the chain next door in future.  They are always really helpful and friendly - ironic isn't it!

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