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Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:58

How small is small and what are they made of sillylegs? A rough idea of measurement will help - ie across the diameter of the top 

Smaller pots mean plants will dry out more quickly and that makes it harder to choose something appropriate. 


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:47

'ay' is the word you want Verd....


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:35

Hi DD - I think that's  a sensible decision re the hedging. It starts to become a chore, something to dread unless you have all the time in the world to do it. 

I hate those places too - mine weren't keen on them fortunately!

Quite pleasant here but I'm footsore so doing absolutely zippity doo dah

I've just had a little nap.... and  now catching up on Jordskott.. Should be one of these  but one of these will do 


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:00

Snooze - it's more in the pruning and generous feeding. Do you know which varieties you have? As the others have said, some are pruned hard, others not at all. Also, if you tie them in as they grow, you can encourage flowers lower down. 

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:55

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:48

Think MMan's main issue is finding a pair of gloves which will defy bramble shredded hands. Not sure there's anything that does but I use heavy duty gloves that workmen wear. Not very becoming - and always a bit big for me - but something finer inside them to help cut down on sweaty hands might be effective. Having two or three pairs is probably the best solution for ease of cleaning and drying etc.

nut - there's always a danger your solid ones will end up in the shredder - recycling at it's best! 

Hardy Fuchsias

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 11:54

Wouldn't have thought it would be an issue if they're a decent size janlin, but someone may know different. Did the book perhaps refer to planting out a small plant though?


Hakonechloa macra

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 11:51

Same here Verd, doesn't seem to attract problems of any kind. Keeping it dampish isn't an issue here but if it's dried out perhaps it's become a bit susceptible to something? Is it planted in a dry spot ACre? 

Moving laurel bushes

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 11:02

True Dove! Although when I moved them we were experiencing a very dry summer.... hard to believe I know! 

Copious watering and a good mulch would help once replanted though - I could always rig  up a very long pipeline....

Swallows nest

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 10:56

Great news Jonesk. Survival of the fittest etc, but here's hoping a good number make it to adulthood and start the process off again 

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