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Help! Peaty and boggy soil ... any plant suggestions?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 10:57

Gunnera manicata, Lysichiton americanis (skunk cabbage) and Petasites japonicum (giant butterbur) should all love the boggy conditions.  

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 10:53

I'm growing Campsis Radicans in a pot on my south-facing terrace - but the pot is about twice the size of yours - it's a wonderful vine, scarlet or orange trumpets - it may take a year or two to get to flowering size, but it'll look fab by your front door and be a real talking point 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:32

From what little I've read it seems to be to do with melatonin and it's effect on your metabolism - but there's lots more research to be done.

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:29

Again, a wisteria would need much more root space. 

Which way does that spot face? 

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:06

There's been no point in putting any slug pubs out for the past few days - I'd have been accused of watering the beer!!!

Poorly plum tree

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:02

Bumping up. 

Pros and cons of book writing.

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:00

Mike - if you're quoting from other books, then you need to state the name of the book and the author, either in the text as you go along, or in a bibliography at the back of the book.

However, I get the impression that your gardening book will contain information from your own experience and stuff that you carry in your head - you may have learned it from a book, but unless you're quoting an extract from that book then you should be in the clear 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:56

Hello Pansyface - good to see you here 

You're absolutely right - last spring was a shocker, and then we had that fantastic summer - this spring has been so much better than last - here's hoping we get another good summer too 

Monkey puzzle turned brown

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:41

Does it have any signs of new growth at the tips of it's branches? If not I fear it is dead.

The fact that the leaves turned brown  after being transplanted does indicate that was the cause. 

Possibly if the soil was wet, and then covered with fabric, it may not have had enough oxygen at the roots. 

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