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Plant ID please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 15:30

It flowers on wood produced the previous year so maybe when you cut it back last year it was early enough for it to produce new shoots which have produced flowers 

Perhaps in other years you've cut it back in the late summer/autumn?

ideas for plants surrounding circled patio

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 14:22

How wide is the border?

Separating grass and gravel border

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:56

Can't say exactly - so much depends on weather and soil conditions and any wear and tear, but I'd expect them to last 15 years or more.

What Shall I Do Next?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:54

Watch the video re sowing carrots on this link 

The same technique can be used for many other seeds - just follow the instructions on the packet for depth and distance apart.

What are these infiltrators?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:48

Birds Heather, a gift from the birds 

Cherry trees

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:10

Sorry, outside my experience Hartleyhare - hopefully someone else will be by in a little while 

What are these infiltrators?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:08

My thought too Bob   One of the most beautiful sights I know is a chain of Black Bryony berries adorning the hedgerow in the autumn.  

If it can be left I would do so, but as Bob says, keep it under control. 

More Plant ID please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:03

Transplant peonies in the autumn - dig plenty of organic matter into the new site then dig up the peony with as big a root ball as possible and plant in, being careful to keep it at exactly the same level  as it was previously.  They absolutely hate being planted too deep and will sulk and refuse to flower.

Otherwise they're remarkably easy plants.

Monty Don wrote a good article here 

What Shall I Do Next?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:44

Sow beetroot and radishes direct into the bed.   Carrots too. 

Harden the lettuce off and plant them into the bed and I'd do the same with the spring onions.  

Not being a leek grower I'll stay quiet about them. 


Tulip bulbs

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:41

I would - the worst that can happen is that they won't grow - but they might 

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