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Is this area ready for planting

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:24

That bed may get a bit dry with that tree in it djjjuk, I'd factor that in when choosing your planting scheme. there are plenty of sun lovers which would go well there.

lavenders ...

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:19

djjjuk, you could bury that so that the bare stems at the bottom are covered. That would encourage new growth from the buried stems- result free new lavender plants. Just a thought.

What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:13

Looks more like syringa common lilac to me.

Potting up Agapanthus

Posted: 18/04/2014 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: 18/04/2014 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: 18/04/2014 at 09:58

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

pruning shrubs for growth

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:54

Yes peanuts, the new growth will come from the bottom

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 17/04/2014 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: 17/04/2014 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: 17/04/2014 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.

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