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is spring the best season?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:03

Is spring the most enjoyable season in the garden for colour and jobs?

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Best butterfly plants

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:34

Erysium Bowles mauve.a small shrub that flowers all year! This plant next to verbena bonariensis and buddleia proved very successful last year for me.

Honeysuckle from Morissons

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 01:20

I forgot to say keep it sheltered at night in the big pot whilst it grows.

Honeysuckle from Morissons

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 00:37

I have bought two honeysuckles and about 5 clematis from Morrison's. I imagine that they will be ok outside. Mine have been in for weeks but if you are worried pot it into a larger pot then plant out in late May. But for two quid I suppose you could risk it.

plant swap

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:25

Seeing as it is the time for lifting,dividing,propagating and sowing this seems an ideal time to see if anybody wants to swap plants.

I live near chester in the north west, if anybody is interested post below,let's see if we can match anyone up.

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:05

Don't worry lavande(r) it isn't knotweed I am interested in.

I think I will take your advice gingly,let them get bigger with more established roots and whilst it's warm take some cuttings.

I have done this in winter with sea holly and acanthus with limited success. The warmth might help?

I will try that link later Dave when the kids are in bed. Got to plant some asters that I pinched from the in-laws before they dry out 

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:08

I have a few you young plants in 2 litre pots. When should I take cuttings? Autumn,whilst it is warm or when it's dormant(if we have a winter this year!)?

what are you propagating?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:18

I would like to propagate my new Japanese anemones from root cuttings,is it best in spring with an established plant,or should I wait til late summer/autumn?

Osteospermum problem

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:41

I take it your osteospurmum is a ground covering hardy type? Mine is spreading quite a bit,I have trimmed some of it back already. I wasn't shy. And it is ok. I would do it when it isn't too hot. Try not to cut too much of the old woody bit.

i don't need to sound silly but...

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:30

I think it's pheasant tail grass. So I imagine clumps here and there would look good?

I don't like thinning as I don't want to get rid of any plants.

I am new to ornamental grass so this year hopefully I will learn a lot.

 

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is spring the best season?

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when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

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i don't need to sound silly but...

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