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Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:23

I'd leave it till after flowering. It would put too much stress on the plant now.

When it's finished flowering, lift carefully and pot with ericaceous compost, then it should do okay next year.

Top Dressings

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:06

Gary, I'd make your own. it's cheaper and you can control the quality. Buy MPC in bulk along with the sand and topsoil. Use a cement mixer to mix, then bag and use as needed.

Top dressing is easy to do, and having been a commercial gardener, control over cost and quality, is better than trying to save a few quid, by buying in stuff.

Customers will appreciate the effort if it's explained to them properly and the results will be appreciated.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:25

Yes nut's right.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:23

It's one of the achillea's I think, which one though I'm not sure. Someone else will have an idea though. Millefolium maybe.

all moss no grass

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:16

Yes you can sow seed now, as for drainage the sand will help, but as it's rented then anything further will be difficult without the approval of the owner.

Training a photinia ( RED ROBIN)

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:11

From the picture freddy I think you'll have your hedge by the end of the summer, they look to be near 3ft already, well one is at least. Patience is all you need, the plants will do the rest. They are well spaced, so let them get on with it.  

all moss no grass

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:01

You really need to improve the drainage first. Spike it with a fork and brush sharp sand into the holes. The holes need to be about 6 inches apart. Then sow with a grass seed specifically for shady area's. It will take time, but drainage is your biggest problem. If you can improve this then you should get a better result.

changing garden around

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:55

Moving the pieris now will do harm, the soil is warming gradually, and unless we get a really cold snap, which is still possible, it should recover well. Give it a chance by adding plenty of organic compost material and some mycorrhizal fungi and it should romp away over the coming months. 

Allium Purple sensation

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:22

Some of my alliums are yet to appear, others are just showing. I wouldn't be too concerned just yet, it's still fairly early, so give them a bit of time. Sometimes newly planted bulbs take a bit of time to establish. 


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:24

Get one of the feeds especially for camellia and acid lovers plenty available and just follow the directions. Camellia's are tough and can stand some neglect they aren't a high maintenance shrub. A light prune after flowering can be done to keep them in check or to maintain a shape if needed.

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