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Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:50

Anyone within arm's reach of Ipswich who has a couple of hours to spare this week???

Wonky's just heard that their moving date will be tomorrow rather than next week!!!

I've picked up a load of boxes from the shop and am making a cake with the aim of bribing volunteers.  At least the furniture has to be carried downstairs rather than up

Unhappy Portuguese Laurel

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 10:50

Insects go for the new soft leaves - it probably wouldn't show up if the leaves weren't so pale and chloritic.  I wouldn't be overly worried about it

pond mud

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:38

I'd spread it out on the veg beds then fork it in when you manure the plot later.

Unhappy Portuguese Laurel

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:36

I'm wondering whether it's been fed lately?  Putting on all that new growth will have used up a fair bit of nutrition. 

I'd give it a light sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone (half recommended dose on pack)  and a mulch of  well rotted farm yard manure (keeping it away from the trunks).  Then a full dose of FB&B in the spring.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:12

Thanks Verdun

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:10

Cheers Verdun

I fell in love with it but the colour's wrong with the plums, blues and creamy yellows in the front border. 

It might just work with the grasses Hosta gave me for the new island bed that's going to be created when the poorly ash tree goes ... watch this space ...


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:03

Pdoc ((hugs)) important to retain the moral high ground - brain rather than brawn and all that - run stuff past us first eh?

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:40

I have to move my Geum Totally Tangerine - the colour is totally wrong for where it is - I've nowhere to put it at the moment so it will have to go into a pot - shall I do it now - it's blooming happily at the moment - or later - or wait until spring?


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:38

Good morning Verdun

I'm going to post a query about my Geum Totally Tangerine ... advice needed


help please

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:30

Oooh, you might strain your backs!  I don't want to be responsible for that - spray with a weak solution of washing up liquid - I use one squirt of Ecover to a pint of lukewarm water in an old (thoroughly washed out) Daily Shower Spray container, but you can use a bought one if you must, approx 50p from Wilkos or 99p from a garden centre.

Make sure you get the underside of the leaves as well as the tops!

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