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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. 

help

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.

Bay tree position

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:19

Bay is very hardy. I had quite a large bush in my old garden which never got any sun in winter and full sunshine in summer. It thrived, so they will be fine where they are.

Lily 'bulblets'

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:52

I'd pot up the bulblets separately in some gritty compost for a year or two to let them mature, they will be perfectly happy with a feed and take up little space. Keep frost free over the next few years and then replant wherever you want them. Free bulbs.

Miserable Gypsophilla

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:48

Yes cut it back, it will come again.

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:45

slugs landgirl, probably attached to the bottom of the pots you bought.

help

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:44

Rake it out first, then you can treat it with commercially available weed treatments. However you may want to be environmentally friendly and just keep to persistant raking out. Don't forget to leave the rakings near the water to allow waterborne bugs to get back in the water.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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semi-rigid-plastic-sheeting

Hold in invasive roots 
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