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Posted: 06/03/2014 at 16:45

 That's a bit of a project!!!  Why do you want to do that at the busiest time of the year in the garden???  How bad is it?  Can you show us a photo?

to post a photo click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Toil soil advice needed

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 16:43

No need to start again, just stir them up and add a layer of good home made compost or well rotted farmyard manure. 

Is this a gonna or can anyone help with advise, think its leylandii or conifier

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 16:40
Keyser Soze wrote (see)

Dormant (or dead) Cytisus?

Don't think so - if you zoom in the leaves look like a Cupressus. 

Is this a gonna or can anyone help with advise, think its leylandii or conifier

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:46

Looks dead to me.  I'd take it down.

Running before I can walk and need some help!!

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:45

They could've gone in in the autumn, and they'd have flowered earlier - planting now just means a later display.  You can leave them in over the winter and you'll get blooms a bit earlier next year. 


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:44

Brrrrrrr!  Too chilly out there now - I shall get on with the knitting. 

Running before I can walk and need some help!!

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:40

Iris Blue Magic is a Dutch-type, the sort you buy in a florist's shop - they'll be ok in a planter, but as they're quite tall I think they'd be better planted direct in the ground - info here 

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:36

Well, if you've got lots of aphids for them to feed on they'll probably be happy and stay around and breed more ladybirds - but if you haven't got the aphids they'll probably go looking for some.

Too early to chit?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:34

Oooh, obviously a big pantry - deep envy here!

These from the T&M website  look perfect to me

 and they're the right way up for planting 

You want short fat sprouts, not long straggly ones. 

Running before I can walk and need some help!!

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:07

How big are the geraniums?  If they're a reasonable size and the bed is well prepared you could plant them out now - otherwise I'd put them in pots for a bit of tlc.

The hosta I would definitely start off in a pot.

The iris germanica I'd plant in the bed.

Can we find out more about the second iris?  What does it look like at the moment?

As for the gladioli - I'd plant them in the bed now. 

Not running before you can walk, just ambling gently along 

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