Chris 7


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Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:06

Thankyou all for your help.

I already have campanula which grow well and your suggestions will be a great help.  particularly the links to the RHS website.

 

Chris

Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 14:21

Good idea,  have tried them but without much success !

Will give it another go ... thanks Bunny !

Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:52

I have a border which is in partial shade and has a few shrubs.  I have got some Michaelmas daisies and rudbekia Goldstrum planted at the moment.  I'm looking for ideas for annuals / perennials which I can plant fulfilling the following criteria :-

About 2 feet high,  summer flowering,  red, blue or white.

Would appreciate some help.

Chris

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 14:03

OK thanks,   will keep it on,  especially as I'm lazy !

 

Thanks for your help !

 

Chris

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 13:50

The Rhodo has leaves.

The Hebe flowers in the autumn and is lovely ... the problem is that it has always been susceptible to intense cold and leaves and branches die ... this is unsightly although it doesn't kill the Hebe as it comes back.

 

Chris

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 13:40

A Hebe and a Rhodedendron

Chris

 

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 12:36

I have a couple of these fleece 'hats' to protect my more sensitive plants from frost.

Can I keep them on for the next few months without removing them from the plant of should they be removed periodically to give the plane a bit of sun / light ?

Thanks,

Chris

VIBURNUM TINUS 'EVE PRICE'

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 12:32

I had exactly the same problem.

I sprayed the bush with 'Provado' in May and then again in September (2011).   I only use Provado when I have to as its terribly strong (don't get it in your eyes).

The Viburnum bushes are now fine and there has been a huge boost in the leaves.

I haven't used the Provado any more ... once treated the beetles stayed away !

Hope this helps and good luck

Chris

Watering dormant plants in an unheated shed

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:55

Thanks

 

Chris

Clematis

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:31

Theres an old adage that says,  'Keep the roots damp and shaded and the leaves in the sun.'  They also have large roots and love a bit of compost !

Chris

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