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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:20

Look very happy Panda. You wouldn't know they'd been in the hands of the Royal Mail for a day! 

Baby phormiums lily  I divided some recently and have loads of big chunks and Panda fancied some pieces. Here's what the greeny one looked like before it had the chop


Astrantia Roma

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:19

Quite a difference Jim. Verd grows them but I don't know if he's around today. Plants do vary a bit depending on light and soil, and some flowers fade as they mature etc, but that bottom one is very dark by comparison.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:06

Wintersong - your garden is stunning. What a lot of work you've done and it's to such a high standard. I hope you have lots of sunny days to enjoy it 

Which clematis is that?

Hornbeam problem

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:11

I'm sure it will be fine Steve. Good luck with it anyway - they make a lovely hedge 


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 18:54


Panda - don't worry too much about the pots.  Once they're growing away and the roots fill those pots, you can put them into something bigger till next spring when they'll be sturdy enough to put out where you want them. They make good pot specimens anyway. Those ones have only ever been in pots as I've had nowhere suitable to put them in the few years I've had them.

Hornbeam problem

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 18:48

Did you mean 6 feet Steve? Or is it a teeny weeny hedge ..

I'd agree with chrissie that air circulation can cause problems too. Perhaps the other shrubs are just a bit too close. I don't think you need to worry too much though - an established hedge will recover quite quickly. Difficult with the conditions you have re the soggy clay. Some well rotted manure as a mulch at the end of summer would be beneficial. The worms will work it into the soil for you over the winter which will help improve drainage. I garden on clay and every time I move to a new garden I have a bit of work to do improving the soil.  


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 18:40

Evening all. Just in - been grafting - digging holes for posts to make a screen.  Bit of re potting and deadheading done too, but I did lots of h****work this morning so I think I need a small treat.

No pigs here lily (unless you count my two girls) - you're living in a sherbert filled parallel  universe methinks.... 

KEF has answered Panda's question re pots for me  If you have the tall pots for clematis, they're even better, but it won't really matter. I think one of them was in one of those and the other was in a standard 6/7" pot. 


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 13:29

Great Panda 

Keep me posted as to how they are and if you need any help. You might need to cut that green one down a bit as it's not as robust as the Blackadder one but hopefully it will be ok. They're quite tough plants. My other Yellow Wave is about to flower for the first time so I'm like a mother hen fussing over it, checking it's not going to collapse  

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 13:06

Think everyone's out in their gardens Chris -  enjoying the weather  

I'm only in because I've been cleaning and ironing so that I can go out after some lunch!

Do you have raised beds to make it easier? I always think the ones shown on tv programmes look far too low to be really functional.

Honeysuckle problems

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:58

Is the ground very dry at the base Kath? They need a bit of moisture to do well so it could be that simple.

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