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Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:29

Panda - once the flowers are over the japanese quince responds well to a good bit of hacking.  Ours was a tree when we arrived here, but it was in the way of ladder access to our chimney (don't ask, long story) so OH felled it.  It has come back beautifully as a multi stemmed shrub.

the prunings take well as cuttings too (someone in Flooded Gardens might like one)

The Mystery of NPK

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:21

Thanks for this thread - always up for learning the science in bite size chunks !

A question - what does seaweed extract do on the NPK front?  And things like tomato feed are high in K - but do they have any of the N or P too?


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:13

He made me laugh - did she sell it to the Army and Navy stores ??? ....... Coat, got ...


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:06

Morning all

what are you planting Lily?  Hope project GH is proceeding up in Tracey-land

I will be planting a couple of flowering pots of tete a tete - have some gaps i want to fill and will never get the placing right if i wait for bulbs in autumn.  And some lovely pulmonarias -opal and trevi fountain - company for some i bought last year that are doing really well.  Then some weeding  & tidying - bit of a mammoth job that needs tackling a bit at the time.

hope Punkdoc is out of the kennel now 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:57

i used to ride too Lizzie, but never had my own horse.  Hope the lesson helped you get back in the swing.  Bedtime now - garden is waiting tomorrow! Hope the wind dies down for those in the firing line this evening


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:06
Hear hear (in true parliamentary fashion)


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 06:42

Its the weekend tomorrow.  Lots of garden plans - some pulmonarias to plant, the weeding/tidying mission continues, and time to start feeding my clumps of bulbs ready for next year.  Hope everyone is on the mend.

Tracey - you are right - they do grow up quick.  But remember to enjoy these teenage years too (although sometimes have to search a bit harder for the fun bits ).


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:40

Love sibirica nut - scarlet is such a good colour in the winter.

Your favourite pergola rose

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:38

I have an iceberg climbing over a pergola with shropshire lads growing up the front pillars - the white seems to work with the peach.  I went for it because i thought it might be difficult to get another pink that doesn't jar with SL.

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:33

Steve - Chris Beardshaw presents Beechgrove now - joined last year and is back this year at start of April

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