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Potting up Agapanthus

Posted: Today at 12:43

I'd move up a size if the roots are escaping. You may want to consider splitting them when they go dormant. As you say they do like being confined but what you describe is maybe a bit too tight.

What grows in dark/dry areas?

Posted: Today at 12:38

Hosta, pulmonaria, tiarella, bergenia's, shrubs, skimmia's, mahonia, sarcocca, will all tolerate that sort of position. If your'e potting a shrub make sure it's in a large pot. 


Posted: Today at 09:58

Micheal, sharp sand, not builders sand. You can mix it with MPC for cuttings.

pruning shrubs for growth

Posted: Today at 09:54

Yes peanuts, the new growth will come from the bottom

grass seed not germinating

Posted: Yesterday at 23:02

Keep it well watered ryan 3 the recent warmth will encourage it to germinate. You sowed it a bit too early really, be patient it will come.


Posted: Yesterday at 22:53

The secret to rosemary is very well drained soil, almost sand and direct sunshine. I have one on a very dry bank in full sun. It loves it and the flavour when used in cooking is outstanding, my lavenders love it too. The sharper the drainage the better.

pruning shrubs for growth

Posted: Yesterday at 16:12

Forsythia and laurel can both be hard pruned, the forsythia after flowering. Both are vigourous growers. I'd hard prune both if suitable, it would probably give you a better shape, and then feed, they should grow away over the summer months. laurel can be pruned to ground level and grow 4-5 ft in a season.


Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:47

You don't say where you are rosemummy, but verdun is right it was probably too wet.

I'd scarify then re rake it and sow again. The current weather is better in fact perfect for lawn seed sowing, don't let it dry out, (unless your'e still water logged) 10-14 days is about right for the first signs of growth and keep off it, walk on the beds you can fork those over afterwards.

Seedling Issues?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:27

Not enough light is getting to them plain and simple, that's why they are leggy. Leave them outside on good days, bring them in at night.

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:16

Try this link cotty to the rhs, my anemone's are already up so autumn is best really.

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