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Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:03

I take off any damaged or very yellowed ones just now and then usually leave them. As they deteriorate, I remove them so that the plants are nice and 'clean' over winter. 

If there are any fruits on the plants still to ripen, I also take off any big ones which are blocking sunlight.

Gravel Patio query

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:00

A thick enough layer of gravel should prevent grass coming through. You might need to experiment a bit with putting membrane down. I think that could be tricky.

I see what you mean about the sand - that's fair enough. The really gritty stuff would be best - the kind they lay paving onto without mortaring.  How about just putting it down on the soil instead of bothering with membrane at all? That may be the best option. Blocking the light thoroughly will prevent grass coming through 

Paving blocks will be ideal for your edging.

A lot depends on the size of the space and the slope if there is one. If everything's well contained and firmed down, it should be fine  


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:49

I let it have a last fling Judojub - it was removed the following year for the extension getting built! 


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:21

We always pronounce it 'foonert'  

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:20

Always Ppauper - always.....


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:16

And they can even get like this....

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 17:58

Have you though of making a purpose built raised bed or 'box' planter for them Patsy? That way, you could have a decent sized bed specifically for that type of plant. 

As well as raised beds along my angled fence, I did some timber ones a couple of years ago - not expensive to do


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 17:52

He looks a little bit lost Judojub 

I'd pot it up and let it get to decent size. It will root and grow where you have it, but it'll look better if you let it get to decent size first..  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 17:50

A couple more flowers on Niobe - still quite few buds appearing. It's flowered it's head off this year. Little bit of verbena bonariensis on the other side of the 'window'

Phormium 'blackadder' with Cupani sweet peas doing their thing beyond it

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 17:30

Patsy - those Heritage pots are lovely 

I missed this query, but what I do is the opposite of what you'd normally do when you want to move a plant from a pot of this kind.

I let it get a bit dry - the soil then shrinks away from the sides, and it comes out quite easily. You can then revive the plant by submerging it in a big bucket of water before shifting to it's new site or bigger pot.

You do have to be careful just how dry you let it get first though  

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