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Calla lillies

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:59

Plant pauper are yours outside or in?  When did you plant them?  Fidgetbones, it sounds like there is hope for mine if yours are in the greenhouse and have they have just got going.  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:30

Bit cloudy here on the Isle of Man today, but there is some sunshine coming through now.  

Calla lillies

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:29

I planted the rhizome things about 6 weeks ago, with a little bit of each rhizome showing through the soil/compost.  They're in a border.  Sunny place and good drainage.  Nothing showing yet.   Do you think they will take longer to grow or should I get something else in quickly.  It's the first border everyone comes to in our front garden so I want it to be good for the summer.

One Acer struggling, the other doing fine

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:23

Have you got a cat?  I planted 2 red acers about 3 months ago.  Same as you, one is doing fine, the other one died.  I was a bit puzzled until I saw our Manx cat eating the final few dead leaves and then take a bite into the main branch!

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 22:36

Quote from one of friends here on the Isle of Man when I asked her if her cat likes nepeta "she will literally roll all over it, legs in the air, purring her little head off. It's also a very pretty plant."  It does sound as if the plant survives though :-).  

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 22:07

Hm.  I shall do some research.  It does look quite perfect 

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:57

Oh that's brilliant.  Lots of choice there.  Thanks everyone!  

Verdun, hi!  Lol, I had almost made up my mind to get the NEPETA, but we have a lovely but rather annoying Manx cat who has taken a liking to a lot of my plants and has single handedly eaten all the leaves of one of my new little acers!  I think nepeta may be asking for trouble :-) :-)

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:18

Can anyone recommend a ground cover perennial plant which will flower in the summer in very shallow soil please?  Something like aubretia but flowers in the summer.


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 20:29

Hi there

I've always thought that hollyhocks need a lot of sun.  I've just transplanted mine into a bed because I couldn't keep up with watering them in containers.  They need lots of watering and feeding.  The bed will get sun for most of the day.  Lovely flowers, with such pretty colours.  

Liquid feed for a Hornbeam hedge

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 03:47

I had intended to feed my 2 year old Hornbeam hedge this spring with blood, fish & bone but I've realised that I can't access the bottom of the plants now because of other plants in front of it and new seeds sewn etc.  and a 1 metre fence behind it.  

Is liquid plant food ok as an alternative?  I could easily apply that from behind the hedge i.e. over fence.

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Calla lillies

Is it time to plant something else? 
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A summer version of aubretia

Ground cover for a small space 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 22:36

Liquid feed for a Hornbeam hedge

Difficult to reach 
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Is it possible to tell quality without testing it? 
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Last Post: 26/03/2016 at 20:53

Levelling an area with top soil

Any problems with it settling? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 11:50

Plant containers

No holes! 
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Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 05:42

Protection of new seeds from the birds

What is best? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2016 at 08:58

Erysimum Apricot Twist/Wallflowers

How long do they flower for? 
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Last Post: 29/02/2016 at 18:10


Best environment 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 18:40

Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Will it grow ok as a hedge? 
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Last Post: 07/01/2016 at 22:37

Calla Exotic Zantedshia

Treat like begonias 
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How do I get my standard rose back into shape?

Rose looks a mess 
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Are they perennial or not? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 21:55

Digging out leylandi roots

Mini digger or just an axe? 
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Can I plant the one I got from Tescos? 
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